donkeys live a long time
This no doubt has been posted elsewhere on youtube. Just the latest upload that will probably be pulled, or forgotten, shortly:
Or he is not counting the Bridge readings, since they were small and the others were at universities (or community colleges).I think Bukowski says it is his fourth reading on the film. Interesting. The timeline indicates it would have been his sixth reading. Or maybe he's collapsing a couple two day readings, including the Washington trip.
1970 that would have been open reel video - like a reel to reel audio deck. The first video cassettes didn't come out until '71, and they were targeted at broadcast users so the hardware (and the cassettes) was expensive. But the older open reel systems were pretty common in the 60s (we had one or two at my backwater junior high school, and they let us fuck around with them unsupervised, so they must have been relatively inexpensive at the time).Then again I remember how crappy those old VHS tapes were back when I was in high school and a few years later in college.
Bellevue has been on DVD for some time now. I assume that's where those YouTube rips came from. I have the DVD here but I don't think I've ever looked at it. The source was pretty rough, and while it's fascinating in small doses, it suffers - for me - the same way all Bukowski's readings suffer. They're just boring. Unless someone is turning over a table or throwing something at the stage, hearing him read makes me sleepy.
[...] Bukowski says it is his fourth reading on the film. [...] timeline indicates it would have been his sixth reading. [...] In the story "Would You Suggest Writing as a Career?", [...] he says it was his first time flying. So does the timeline. [...]
Or he is not counting the Bridge readings, since they were small and the others were at universities [...]
he carried a piece of
carbon, a blade and a whip
was a truly amazing man.
he pretended to be
my father liked rules and doing things
the hard way.