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  1. CarversDog

    Bukowski's Relevance in an Economic Downturn

    Over the course of the last two weeks I have witnessed a surge at Carver's Dog in Bukowski-related search traffic. Mind you, I'm not talking big numbers (we're technically a "mid-sized" blog) but enough to indicate a new trend. I'm wondering two things here: (1) Is Michael getting an uptick...
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    R.I.P. Freddie Hubbard

    Freddie Hubbard, trumpeter was 70 1:18 PM Monday December 29 Jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who played with John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock and other legends, died today at Sherman Oaks Hospital. He was 70 and had suffered a heart attack on Nov. 26. Hubbard's last concert was in...
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    Good ol' ms. vodka

    I must admit that after 10 years of web surfing, the community forums here at buk.net are some of the best moderated forums I have ever particpated in; even when we disagree, there still seems to be a good amount of amity and fair play and intelligence on display. I wish I could say the same...
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    Now that's what I call a bang-up Christmas!

    Six bodies recovered in Covina 'Santa' rampage Bruce Pardo, 45, showed up dressed as Santa Claus at a Christmas Eve party of his estranged wife's family, opened fire with a handgun and set the house on fire. At least six bodies have been recovered, police said today. Pardo later killed...
  5. CarversDog

    Snow in Las Vegas

    Nuthin' like palm fronds coated in snow in December. Lost the SIM card for my electronic cam so I had to run out and get one of those crappy 35mm single use cameras but the pictures will be awesome. Here in Summerlin, at 3,000 ft., it began sticking at 10:00 AM after it first began snowing at...
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    Anyone here read Harper's Magazine

    Yesterday, while shopping for a few last minute holiday meal items, I decided to stop at the news stand in the market and pick up a magazine to get me through a dull and listless afternoon. I perused the new edition of Harper's: a cover story about the possibility of convicting BushCo for...
  7. CarversDog

    First a computer crash and now ...

    ... bank fraud, ladies and gents, lovely bank fraud! Yeppers. I logged onto my WaMu account online this morning to discover that someone, some-fucking-how, got ahold of my ATM number and PIN and went on a wild spree at two ATMs in Las Vegas. All three transactions posted this morning for a...
  8. CarversDog

    Nine Bluegill

    http://carversdog.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/extranea-nine-bluegill/
  9. CarversDog

    "Portions" at Pop Matters

    The Hardest Work Imaginable: Bukowski's Wine-Stained Notebook is finally up and running. Excerpt: Did George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, preside over a nation motivated by fear, or was he an agent of fear? Many critics and social historians would opt for the latter...
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    R.I.P. Buck Adams

    Buck Adams was a ruthless prevaricator, a brawler, a raucous drunk (when he was not on the wagon), a man who, I assume, never met an illicit narcotic he didn't like (particularly cocaine), an obviously troubled soul, and a hell of a nice guy, a Mephistopholes in angel's guise. Buck was born...
  11. CarversDog

    Quick Tally

    Need a quick question answered for my upcoming review of "Portions" for Pop Matters ... to date, how many volumes of Buk poetry are in the market? Thanks, guys ....
  12. CarversDog

    Bukowski Observations for the Voting Booth

    "... to lead the dead mass our so-called leaders have had to speak dead words and preach dead ways (and war is one of their ways) in order to be heard by dead minds. History, because it is built in this beehive fashion, has left us nothing but blood and torture and waste - even now after 2,000...
  13. CarversDog

    "Portions" Book Review Help

    I'll be reviewing "Portions" for my Pop Matters book column shortly, and need a little help from the Buk purists here ... we know Bukowski loved Fante and Celine, Artaud, et al. But has anyone ever come across any Bukowski comments on F. Scott Fitzgerald, either on his work or his career? I...
  14. CarversDog

    Time To Get Lawyered Up?

    There's a rumor floating around the entertainment news websites that the next project for director Steven Soderbergh ("Sex, Lies, and Videotape", "Oceans 12") is a bio-pic of Liberace to star Michael Douglas in the title role and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, Lee Liberace's boy-toy who filed...
  15. CarversDog

    The Dead Tree Gives No Shelter

    So ... I re-read T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland" this morning for the first time in umpteen years as background research for my September column. As usual, the poem is challenging to absorb but for some reason I was mesemerized by this verse from the first segment, "Burial of the Dead", and I keep...
  16. CarversDog

    Chasing Lolita

    Well, I did not manage to work in a Bukowski quote like I did at the end of the Sam Fuller piece but my new Deconstruction Zone column for Pop Matters is on a subject many here may be interested in, namely the 50th anniversary of the publication of Nabokov's "Lolita" in the United States: The...
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    Article Link - Gyspy Queen of New Orleans - Louise Webb

    Sixty-nine years ago, Louise Madaio, a raven beauty of Neapolitan heritage, eloped with a convict writer and rich-kid bad boy, Jon Edgar Webb. They never looked back. As chance would have it, the lovers from Cleveland made their way to New Orleans by bus in 1940. He wanted escape from a...
  18. CarversDog

    French Intellectuals on Bicycles

    So, I'm scanning the news headlines and I thought I saw: Sartre Holds On To Win Tour De France Say, what? Of course, upon closer examination, the name was Sastre. I need to learn to read those headlines slower.
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    Harry Calhoun is Back

    Well, actually, he hasn't gone anywhere ... I'll let the poem speak for itself. (Nice little nod to bukowski.net in this one) Hmmmm ... I had that poem marked in my file as unpublished but now I see that we did indeed previously run it. Oh well. It's a damn fine piece anyway. Disregard me...
  20. CarversDog

    Hilarious sentence from "Pulp"

    So, I've finally gotten around to reading Pulp but for professional, not personal enjoyment reasons: I'm citing it in an essay for Pop Matters deconstructing some French lit theory (chiefly, Barthes' Death of the Author theory). Found this hilarious sentence in Chapter Four: "The pilots...
  21. CarversDog

    A.D. Winans

    A short but nice interview with A.D. Winans at my friend Scot Young's blog this morning for anyone interested.
  22. CarversDog

    It's Finally Here ... "Mr. Bukowski's Wild Ride"

    Well, slightly more than a week remaining before our launch date, and there is so much more left to do before putting this chapbook to bed. Last night we finally completed and authorized the cover art for Mr. Bukowski's Wild Ride. Thanks to everyone at bukowski.net for their help and...
  23. CarversDog

    George Carlin

    RIP George Carlin LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71. Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at St...
  24. CarversDog

    Your Dog Dies (Carver)

    For my money, Raymond Carver's short stories -- and let's not even get into the attendant Gordon Lish editing controversy of late, which muddies the whole issue terribly -- are not always home runs; a few, scattered here and there, but mostly nice base runs (Cathedral and Kindling being two...
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    Sydney Pollack

    Of all the people I have met in Hollywood, I regret that I never had the opportunty to shake the hand of director, producer, and actor Sydney Pollack; now that he has succumbed to cancer at the age of 73, "surrounded by family", as the obits always have it, in his Pacific Palisades home, that...
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