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  1. Purple Stickpin

    Your favorite beer?

    Singha is my favorite these days.
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    Database updated

    Most of why the DB is so good is mjp's tireless devotion to it. But without our input and some cross-checking by him to verify our musings, it wouldn't benefit from the variety of input and thus be of the scope it has now reached. Which is more or less a wind-bag way of saying "all input welcome."
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    27 y.o. Madman and writer from Nowhere, Ohio

    I have Ole 7 but the way it's staple-bound I can't possibly scan it and there's no way to remove the staples and ever hope to get them back in. As for poems, just go to the manuscripts drop-down on the main site and browse away.
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    Database updated

    Actually, since it first appeared in Poetry Now, Vol. 2, No. 2, it probably should be circa 1975. But I know well that the management here appreciates watchful eyes on the database. The idea of getting it perfect seems impossible, but that would seem to be the goal.
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    How semi-autobiographical is Notes, really?

    I don't know that the actual report that Buk filled out for the post office is readily available (I could be wrong) but on the main site here, go to the "More" pull-down menu and select FBI Files. On that page you can access the files, which include arrest records and other related FBI findings...
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    "Primary literature" is used in the science field to designate journals and/or reference books of generally known (high) quality in contrast to less authoritative sources. For example, any journal published by the American Chemical Society (ACS) or Elsevier (which includes Academic Press and...
  7. Purple Stickpin

    pour me another one

    And the Lesley speaker is what made the Beatles' Tomorrow Never Knows vocal track so unique in its day. After all, a microphone and a speaker are, oddly, almost (actually?) the same thing. So a speaker can be used as a microphone. The Lesley spins on a central axis to provide a swirling effect...
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    Some Notes on More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

    I was reading Space Creatures the other day, a funny poem about some odd folks at the track. It's collected in War All The Time and also appears in Wormwood 90. Needless to say, the BSP version is significantly different. For a while, we were of the opinion that these edits only commenced with...
  9. Purple Stickpin

    Woody Allen Movies

    Buk must have missed Take the Money and Run.
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    Notes of a Dirty Old Man - all appearances

    Thanks to both you and Digney in Burnaby. Yeoman's work to be sure.
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    pLopLop Editor Exhibits Automatic Drawings

    I can't blame you for that; gotta draw the line somewhere. What I was wondering was the title of that poem he mentions. Odd that he didn't mention it. Might be an interesting read.
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    pLopLop Editor Exhibits Automatic Drawings

    pLopLop #4 is in the DB, but #3 is not.
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    Guitars, basses and other noisemakers

    When Lennon stripped his Epiphone Casino in 1967/68 he stated at some point that this really "opened up the sound," or something to that effect. I can see how stripping a finish on a hollow body like that could have a marked effect, but if one then refinished it, the difference in sound should...
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    It catches my heart in it's hands

    I'd think $250-300 for the Crucifix (it looks quite clean from what I'm able to see) and more like $1,000-$1,200 for the It Catches. The teal-backed cork cover seems to be more desirable/less common than the red backing but the common crease in the fold-over flap (bottom of first picture) might...
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    pour me another one

    First of all, welcome and you've asked a number of good questions. For starters, translating any written word to another language is a perilous task. Even between two languages as similar (at least in terms of word similarity if not in structure) as English and French, there are problems. Poetry...
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    Opinions on this signature.

    Yes, and signed copies of the UK editions are quite difficult to come by.
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    King of Poets/Cassette Gazette

    The correct answer is The Outsider Number Three. You disappoint me.
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    King of Poets/Cassette Gazette

    Bonus trivia question: Where else in the Buk publication world does the crazy font that his name is printed in on the August 21 - September 3, 1970 advertisement appear?
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    Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Open City

    No, there are no header/footer markings regarding a date anywhere. It's labeled at the top right of page one as "Open City Section Two." I had long assumed that it belonged with the May 5-11, 1967 version (Volume 2, Number 1) of Open City because I believe I got them as a package deal (it's been...
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    Notes of a Dirty Old Man - Open City

    Buk appeared in Open City prior to the Notes... column. For example, the review An Old Drunk Who Ran Out Of Luck, which the DB flags as being collected only in Portions of a Wine-Stained Notebook (it is in there), originally appeared in the May 5-11, 1967 issue (not under the Notes... moniker)...
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    On Drinking

    What I meant was "poems that appeared in posthumous collections." I was hoping that they were sourced from manuscripts or mags. Great to know they were and thanks for taking that important step.
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    On Drinking

    I'm assuming that the poems sourced from the posthumous collections have been restored to their original form? Or only those with available manuscripts?
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    The heart is a lonely hunter

    There's another connection between McCullers and Buk (assuming there was one before this). Each had their first short story published in Story; McCullers in 1936 with Wunderkind and Buk in 1944 with Aftermath of a Lengthy Rejection Slip.