There seems to be many definitions of what an alcoholic is. Take your pick.
To some its anybody who likes to get drunk. To others its not being able to stop once you start.
Then there's having to stop and not being able to.
You're an alcoholic, " if you say so"...
I've read several Barry Miles books, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac , Allen Ginsburg etc...
And they all read like reference books. Nothing you didn't already know.
Howard Sounes book is a great read ;
However I think his Dylan book leaves a lot to be desired..
I didn't realize just how much of a drunk Buk was until I saw the documentary "Born Into This"...
I mean I knew he appreciated drinking from his writing's like "Barfly" for example.\
As far as my own drinking, its been on and off since I was a teenager. I was more of a pot smoker/psychedelic...
I ran into Bukowski years ago when I discovered the work of Robert Crumb ;
Crumb sketched many pictures with Bukowski as a subject.
Then not long after that I found "Notes of a Dirty Old Man" in a second hand bookstore.
I saw The Wall of Sound at The Cincinnati Gardens 12/04/1973...They started using it or a version of it, the fall of 1973. The official " grand opening " was 03/16/1974 which I believe was issued as a Dicks Picks. The Cincinnati Gardens was/is an old basketball area, that had the acoustics's of...