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    Bukowski ad/Carver story in December No. 8 (1966)

    A nice piece of literary history. --Bukowski ad for Cold Dogs. Only $1.25....$1 with ad... --First appearance of Carver's first major story in a major lit mag. Later appeared in Best American Short Stories 1967 and would be the title of his first book of stories (1976).
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    What Are You Reading?

    Just finished McCarthy's The Road. Part of my surge to finally read well-known, recent and lost classics. Some great images/great lines. Humanity has fallen. I wonder if in reality, we'd be worse? It's now one of my TopTen favorite Novels...a list that ebbs and flows but there are a few...
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    What are you listening to? The world really needs to know. Volume 8

    PhillyDave: Sweet. I've been listening to Band of Gypsys (for the umpteenth time), Truly a desert island selection. I think he matured as an artist on this one. A beautiful statement. Black Swan: Love Iris. Her My Life album was my intro. It's survived all the CD purging over the years...
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    "About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter"

    Nevermind. I searched. Seems like it's Betting on the Muse.
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    "About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter"

    Much to my chagrin, yeah, I can see your point and agree. I still find it interesting though, no matter how slight the changes (whether writerly or needlessly editorial in nature). I was working on another one (a line was removed from my fav, short, poem) but I'll hold back to keep the...
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    Complete run of Hearse magazine

    Thanks for posting this. I enjoy looking at full runs...
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    "About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter"

    This post being moved out of "Poem Comparisons" made me realize I did post in the wrong place (I didn't catch the sub heading Posthumous publications to manuscript versions). I also want to retract my outrage at Mr. Martin. Chalk it up to "blame excitement" (is this a thing?) These changes...
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    "About My Very Tortured Friend, Peter"

    After returning to this site after a long absence, and learning that John Martin mucked with Buk's writing (in many cases, criminally), my soul collapsed upon itself (damnit, I'm not overexaggerating). This one isn't too bad, I guess. It's hard to stomach that JM's tendrils have reached to my...
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    Bukowski: Photographs 1977-1991 by Michael Montfort, Bukskin Press

    A friend (seriously, it's not me) of mine purchased the below book on ebay last week. It cost some bucks, but now after the fact, he just wants a warm and cozy that it's authentic. Appreciate the experts weighing in...
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    The Vulgar Sounds Rise My Misery - Wormwood Review No. 12 - 1963

    Hi mjp: should a link to this thread be added to the poem's database entry page as "Scan of magazine appearance"?
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    Guitars, basses and other noisemakers

    You know it. That bedridden LPJr could need a hell of a lot of set-up work. Not that that is unsurmountable...but in my fantasies, it's in supreme playable condition right out of the case. I'll try to get a pic and post it. I forgot to mention: he took like one or 2 lessons, then quit. To...
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    Guitars, basses and other noisemakers

    Now I see what you mean, mjp. I was conflating logo aesthetics with brand snobbery. I totally agree with you. You've got to feel good brandishing or standing in front of your gear. I wish I could put sentimentality away. That's why that Peavey logo looks good to me now. It's horsey, and...
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    What are you drinking?

    Andreas, that's awesome! I don't begrudge anyone's beer choices, but....I'd like a "FUCK YOU IPA!" T-shirt...
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    Guitars, basses and other noisemakers

    I totally get the label thing. I hate to admit it, but in my younger days, and up til recently, I was a label snob. If it wasn't Fender, Gibson, Martin, I was not interested. But now, older and wiser, I know I've missed a lot of non-big name cool/quality gear. Re Peavey amp: Back in the day...
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    Guitars, basses and other noisemakers

    I started playing guitar at 9, but it only lasted for a year. I then decided I wanted to try drums. After a year of that, I realized I was tired of lugging the snare drum on and off the bus. Picked guitar back up at 15, and never stopped. Just snagged this little solid state 1980 Peavey...
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    Fake news

    All the best Jaco stylists are from Slovakia... But seriously, damn. I guess I should've started playing guitar at 8 instead of with Matchboxes.
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    What are you drinking?

    After my mom died a couple of years ago, my father moved up state to the Scranton area. Down the street from him is a restaurant that boats 2500 beers on the premises. So he came down Thurs night with 2 random sixers. These were the best of the bunch. I particularly enjoyed the Hofbrauhaus...
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    The Vulgar Sounds Rise My Misery - Wormwood Review No. 12 - 1963

    According to the database, this is uncollected...
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    How do you organize your Buk shelf?

    Thanks, Pogue, for the response. (I was starting to get a "thread-hanging complex." Something sad about a one-post thread.) How do you organize your good stuff?
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    Database Update: Quicksilver vol. 13, No. 2 (Summer 1960) prints the poem "Peace"

    For Quicksilver (vol. 13, No. 2, Summer 1960), the poem "Peace" appears (well, according to collectingbukowski.com). I happened to notice this mag was missing a poem and while surfing collectingbukowski, I stumbled on the correlation. I also think it appears in Days Run Over the Hills, so...
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    How do you organize your Buk shelf?

    Thought I'd throw this out there. I enjoy seeing how people organize/display their collections, whatever they might be. For example, besides Buk, I collect hardbop jazz CDs (1955-1965 era). These can be organized by year, artist, label (or within the labels by artist or catalog number, etc.)...
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    Longtime Buk fan from Philly area

    This is the sort of post I was going to make back in 2006, but never got around to it...so, off the cuff... First exposure to Bukowski was back in Fall 1987 at Temple University, Philly, when one of my English major buddies said I should check out this writer, Bukowski, being profiled in the...
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