Monday

A Portrait of Julian Baird

My professor at BU Julian Baird decided to have a roast instead of a wake on his 75th birthday after being told he had not many months left on the planet. 160 of his friends gathered to praise him, and I was lucky enough to bring a camera. It's 90 minutes, and includes a blues performance by his old student James Montgomery. This is Part One of this portrait - he'd disagree, but as he's fond of saying "I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfUnLFkk5Uo


2 comments:

Adrianne Dering said...

I have not had the chance to watch this, but the post on you tube said you had film of him talking about his adventures at Harvard and Oxford. I would love to see that. He was such a good storyteller! I was trying to remember a few of the very cool names he had dropped about his time at Oxford and now I can't recall them!

Rich Martini said...

RIP Julian, one of the great minds of the planet.

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