Michael Doherty

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Introduction I started the music blog to let people know about all the good music that is out there. I only review CDs that I like. (This is partly selfish, as I don't want to listen to music I dislike.) Good Things About Bad Movies is about finding something good even in the worst films. I created an index, with a list of all of my blog entries, including Shakespeare entries and music reviews, arranged alphabetically by subject. Here is the link: http://michaeldohertyindex.blogspot.com/ My friend Jason and I have a web series, "Grandmother Winsome's Variety Minute," and several episodes are up on You Tube, and also on the Grandmother's Fanny Game blog. What else? I am fascinated by the Marquis De Sade and Elizabeth Bathory. I often make decisions based on the humor factor. And I would love it if someone bought me a giant raccoon or fox coat.
Interests I love going to see bands perform. I am interested in many types of music, and i hosted a folk and acoustic radio program in the mid-nineties. I'm also something of a film buff. I have quite a few DVDs, and i love going to the New Beverly to watch older films. I am a big Red Sox fan.
Favorite Movies Harold And Maude, Manhattan, Brazil, The Big Chill, Salo, Home For The Holidays, Crimes And Misdemeanors, Life Of Brian, The Empire Strikes Back, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Casablanca, Adaptation, Happy Accidents, The Royal Tenebaums, Twelfth Night
Favorite Music Leonard Cohen, Grateful Dead, The Peak Show, Ellis Paul, Jon Svetkey, The Evangenitals, The Loomers, Fur Dixon & Steve Werner, Bullied By Strings, Josh Lederman Y Los Diablos, The Brian Kinler Band, Jim's Big Ego, The Submarines, Yonder Mountain String Band, Holland Greco, Dressy Bessy, Bob Dylan, The Pogues, The Whooligans, Greg Brown, Cat Stevens, Belle & Sebastian, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Grownup Noise, The Greencards
Favorite Books My three favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut, William Shakespeare and The Marquis De Sade. Also: John Irving, John Cheever, Richard Brautigan, Henry Miller, Vladimir Nabokov.