Alastair

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Retired.
Location West Mainland, Orkney, United Kingdom
Introduction Birder, moffer, general creepy-crawlyist, ex-educationalist; never grumpy.
Interests My family, birding, wildlife, photography, music, cinema, politics.
Favorite Movies Crash (2004), Sideways, The Third Man, Capote, Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Fargo, Il Postino, La vita e bella, Blade Runner, Waking Life, La Battaglia di Algeri, Festen, Brazil, O Brother where art thou, Shrek, 1900, The Big Lebowski, Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, Edward Scissorhands, Cache, American History X, Rear Window, Syriana, Jules et Jim, Together, Das Leben der Anderen, Bombon El Perro, In the Valley of Elah, Friday Night Lights, Lawrence of Arabia, A bout de souffle
Favorite Music Kate Bush - Ariel; Michelle Shocked - Short, Sharp, Shocked; Yes - Close to the Edge and The Yes Album; Steely Dan, everything they released without exception; Pink Floyd - Meddle and Ummagumma, Jimi Hendrix, Joy Division Closer; The Clash - Sandanistas and London Calling; Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby; John Cale - Slow Dazzle; Lee Scratch Perry, most and everything he was involved with, Ivor Cutle, ditto; Neil Young - On the Beach, Tonight's the Night, Zuma; Was (not Was) - Orange Juice, Handel, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Jeff Lewis, Vivaldi, Jonathan Wilson, Bill Callaghan, King Creosote, Karin Polwart, Jazzy B, Kendrick Lamar, Chic, Lupe Fiasco, Hugh Masekela
Favorite Books Loon Lake, USA, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Wasp Factory, Surface Detail, Footnotes in Gaza, Maus, Where the Wild Things Are, Quick, Let's Get Out of Here