Jon, Lou, Bukowski and Me - 2003

cirerita

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According to the Wikipedia, this book was published back in 2003. Anyone has it?

Jon Edgar Webb Jr. - Jon, Lou, Bukowski and Me - 2003
 

bmcg

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Believe this was produced by Kevin Ring/Beat Scene/Satori Books/ - have the thing at home still to read - will check the details over the weekend and if no one else has posted them I'll do it on Monday.
 

mjp

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I posted that list of bios on wikipedia, so if it says 2003, I probably got that from the book. I think bmcg is correct and it was produced by Ring/Beat Scene. It's more of a chapbook than a full-blown bio/memoir. I don't remember much about the contents, I'll have to go back and check, but I recall being a bit disappointed by it. Perhaps my expectations were too high.

There's a great and grisly description though, of Webb's first meeting with Bukowski when he lived in the apartment on Oxford (1973?). It doesn't paint a pretty picture, but he's got some humor there.

Worth reading, but I wouldn't get into a bidding war over it if you see it on ebay...
 

bmcg

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Just to confirm - run of 200 in 2003. Dont see it for sale on the Beat Scene website but you can contact Kevin Ring from there

http://www.beatscene.net/

Also, if interested, Beat Scene #42 had a few feature articles on the Loujon Press and their relationship with Bukowski, includes a short story by Jon Webb (Snr).
 

bospress.net

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For those that are not aware of the situation with Gypsy Lou Webb... She lost her home in New Orleans after the hurricane. FEMA got her a trailer. Edwin Blair then sold his entire book collection through PBA with much of the money going to Lou Webb to let her live out her final years without going hungry. I think that it raised over $250K (I'm sure that a few others on the list are sure of the specifics). She is a wonderful lady and it is a shame to think that she was in danger of going hungry. Ed Blair stepped up and helped a friend. You don't see this kind of loyalty, generosity & friendship often....

Bill
 

mjp

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No you don't. I had wondered why he sold that collection...
 
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