Ricardo Vinezzi: Open mind, open heart

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The best things in life: the kiss to the heart that beauty brings, great music, great comedy/satire and ...
defending free expression, civil liberties, human rights.
54 years old
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from 18 to 58

5'9" (175cm)


About average


Writer, musician, teacher; Unitarian, bohemian beatnik 'hippie type individual'




Masters degree


Music, philosophy, literature.


Does it matter?






Maple Grove, Magee, Point Grey, UBC






Open mind, open heart
Hi! I'm a musician and writer, in Vancouver, single and hoping to find someone who's smart, fun, and sexy... a lil bit of magic.


the 3 Wills - Tyndale (his clandestine translation was the backbone of the King James Bible), Shakespeare, Blake.
Aldous Huxley, Leonard Cohen (Beautiful Losers), Alberto Moravia (The Conformist), Günter Grass, Flann O'Brien, P.G. Wodehouse, Joyce Cary, Peter Carey, the undeservedly unknown Russell Greenan ('It Happened in Boston?'), David Nobbs ('The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin'), John Fowles, Alice Munro, Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, Kurt Vonnegut, Ursula K. LeGuin, Josef Skvorecky, Mikhail Bulgakov, Leo Tolstoy, Vladimir Nabokov, Franz Kafka, Hermann Hesse, James Joyce, Charles Dickens, Stendahl, Laurence Sterne, Machado de Assis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Louis Stevenson, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Philip Roth, Jose Saramago, Henry David Thoreau, Sappho, Keats, Tennyson, Pushkin, Dylan Thomas, Robert Fitzgerald, Robert Duncan, Eugenio Montale, Rainer Maria Rilke, St-John Perse, Isaiah Berln, A.C. Grayling, Walter Kaufmann, Simon Blackburn, Guy Davenport, Paul Fussell, Andrei Codrescu.


Here's two Qs-
"Why do xenophobes think they are clever to hate what they, literally, do not understand?"

And... "Why should ink for printers cost far more than a comparable amount of the finest vintage champagne?"


the thinking heart, the feeling mind.


Puns are just fecund nature now.


I love so much music and so many films, my full list would just choke the webpage!

ok, short, non-throttling list - *classical, esp. Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bizet, Mahler, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Granados, Szymanowski, Prokofiev, RVW, Bartók, Berg, so many more

*jazz, esp. Louis, Duke, Coltrane, Rahsaan Kirk, Gary Burton, Jeri Brown, Joshua Redman, many others

*blues and R & B, esp. Mississippi John Hurt, Leadbelly, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, Taj Mahal, Aretha, Otis, Jackie Wilson, all the greats

*the most creative folk, pop and rock, esp. 50s, 60s, 70s - eg. Buddy Holly, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Zappa, Hendrix, Pentangle, Traffic, Yardbirds, Beatles, Hollies, Cream, Doors, Love, Queen, the Bonzo Dog Dada Band, all the best songwriter-singers like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Laura Nyro, Arlo Guthrie, Phil Ochs ("There but for Fortune", "When I'm Gone"), etc.
Get a big kick from Belle & Sebastian, Lily Allen

*great 'world music' - Astor Piazzolla, Cesária Évora, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, gamelan, Brazilian sambas, South African choirs...

hmm, now there's not much room for movies! Are any of these your favourites too?

Off the top of my head, and from the side as well, there's Sullivan's Travels, Charade, O Lucky Man! An Education, Groundhog Day, Blue Velvet, Raising Arizona, Midnight Cowboy, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Great Escape, Paths of Glory, Brazil, Duck Soup, A Night at the Opera, Brewster McCloud, Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli), Amadeus, American Beauty, Alfie (the Michael Caine original), Back to the Future, The 39 Steps, Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, Roxanne, Little Shop of Horrors, Planes Trains & Automobiles, Z, Fargo, The Sting, Little Big Man, To Have and Have Not, The African Queen, Cool Hand Luke, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, The Life of Brian, PeeWee's Big Adventure, Tom Jones, Diva, Topsy Turvy, The Wrong Box, On the Waterfront, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Dr. Strangelove, Gigi, A Thousand Clowns, Paper Moon, Chinatown, Exotica, The Thief of Baghdad, Charly, MASH, Fellini's Satyricon, Amarcord, The Seventh Seal, Annie Hall, Black Orpheus, Run Lola Run, Danton, The Last Remake of Beau Geste, A Clockwork Orange, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Becket, The Lavender Hill Mob, Withnail and I, The Big Lebowski...

TV - try out Futurama - the satire is precise, hilarious and deeper than I'd expected.
I also like Breaking Bad, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and Nova.



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