John L. Murphy / "Fionnchú"

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Humanities college instructor
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Introduction Medievalist turned humanities professor; unrepentant but not unskeptical Fenian; overconfident accumulator of books & music; overcurious seeker of trivia, quadrivia, esoterica. Born in Los Angeles but should have been born in my parental Ireland. Eclectic music, reading, ideas-- often Celtic and/or medievally oriented. Tá Gaeilge a chuid feín dom faoi láthair, ach nílim cainteoir líofacht fós! Dw i'n dysgu Cymraeg tipyn nefa'.
Interests Irish Gaelic, Irish language, Gaeilge, Old English, Middle English, Wales, Welsh, Cymraeg, Psychedelic rock, krautrock, electric folk, folk rock, punk, James Joyce, Francis Stuart, Samuel Beckett, Western Buddhism, history of sexuality, Los Angeles, literary criticism, medievalism, Middle Ages, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Irish republicanism, Connemara, Roscommon, Galway, Fenians, rock journalism, book reviewing.
Favorite Movies Decalogue, Citizen Kane, Sunset Blvd, Some Like It Hot, M, Badlands, Thin Red Line, The New World, Enter the Void, Die Grosse Stille, (or), Into Great Silence.
Favorite Music The Fall, Buzzcocks, Wire, Game Theory, Loud Family, Pavement, Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, Pogues, REM, shoegazing, psychedelia, Roxy Music, Horslips, The Who, Kinks, Uncle Tupelo, Yardbirds, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Hawkwind, Verlaines, Flying Nun, Irish folk, Irish trad, sean-nós, uilleann pipes, tin whistle
Favorite Books James Joyce, Ulysses, Samuel Beckett, Murphy, Malone Dies, Molloy, The Unnameable, Genesis (JPS/ Sarna commentary), Francis Stuart, Black List Section H, Denis Johnston, Nine Roads to Jordan, Ernie O'Malley, There Will Be Another Day, Primo Levi, The Periodic Table, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Alasdair Gray, Lanark, John Dos Passos, USA, Shulamith Hareven, Thirst, Gibbon, Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, Flann O'Brien, The Third Policeman, At Swim-Two-Birds, Tim Robinson, J.F. Powers, Alexander Theroux, Niall Griffiths, Liam O'Flaherty, Ciaran Carson, Seán Ó Riordáin, Desmond Fennell, David Pierce, Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century, Field Day Anthology of Irish Literature

Well, maybe they don't need them, but don't you think that some fish might like a bicycle?

Yes, even more if they could reach the pedals.