Last CD you bought/ Book you read

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
I just bought CANNED HEAT - THE BOOGIE HOUSE TAPES VOL. 3 (2008).
It a double CD of previously unreleased Canned Heat recordings from the seventies...
 
hmm

last cd purchased: album of the year & novena on a nocturn by the good life (bought them at the same time!)

last book: women chauvinist pigs (cant think of the author); women: a novel by buk; notes of a dirty old man by buk.

excellent, in my opinion!
 
CD: "Bootleg Series, Vol. 8", Bob Dylan (Still have not listened to the entire CD all the way through but what I have heard is a very eclectic mix of rock, folk, blues, even a bluegrass number. Nice.)

Book: "All of Us: The Collected Poems of Raymond Carver" (I can only read Carver's remarkable poems in short bursts -- if I attempt to sustain too many poems in one sitting, I walk away from the book with a desire to put a bullet in my head ... either that, or go fishing)
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
CD: "Bootleg Series, Vol. 8", Bob Dylan (Still have not listened to the entire CD all the way through but what I have heard is a very eclectic mix of rock, folk, blues, even a bluegrass number. Nice.)

I bought it last month. It has some tracks here and there!
 

zoom man

Founding member
Book-> Going to see the Elephant by Rodes Fishburne
(first novel and really great fun...
comes out Dec. 30
rodesfishburne.com )

CD-> HA!, I finally broke down and bought an iPod yesterday (Black Friday) so no more CD purchases...
1st time shopping the day after Thanksgiving, and I had a ball being part of the zoo.

I love the fact that the iPod carries the album artwork, does the Kindle (sp?)(the electronic book from Amazon)?
Even if it did, I could never replace my books with a machine, but for some reason I can't wait to replace my CDs...

(last iTunes purchase, As The Rush Comes, by Motorcycle)
 
Hi zoom, I just saw a Kindle for the first time yesterday, a friend of an employee of mine brought one into the bookstore, he gave me a liitle tutorial on it. Crazy cool stuff! It does show the cover of the book as well as random screensaver artwork that pops up.
It could NEVER replace books for me though! I need pages to dog-ear, margins to scribble in, and yes, bindings to sniff! CRB:)
 
Oh, so you're the person scribbling in the books. I absolutely hate when I get a scribbled, underlined used book. The underlining is the worst though. I can't help but go back and read the damn thing over and over because there must be something magical there, being underlined and all.
 
Yeah, I hate getting books that OTHER people write in. But if I do mark up a book, it is mine to keep, I would never sell it.CRB:)
 
I just finished the first volume of Anaïs Nin's diary. Been on my to-read list for a long, long time. Pretty cool, and like any good book it turned me on to a bunch of new stuff - got to get me some Otto Rank. From what I can glean from Nin's comments, Art and Artist sounds interesting.

Hi zoom, I just saw a Kindle for the first time yesterday

I'm curious about the Kindle. I admit I like shiny gadgets, and I like the idea of having a truckload of books inside one small object, but for the price -- $350 or something -- I could buy several boxes of used paperbacks. No batteries required, and they will never short circuit or become obsolete!

Plus I'd really miss the smell, and the physical sensation of holding a book. I dig the smell and feel of old paper.
 

Father Luke

Founding member
I'm curious about the Kindle.


(but) . . . I'd really miss the smell, and the physical sensation of holding a book. I dig the smell and feel of old paper.


You don't know it, but you just walked into one of
the biggest in jokes here at Buk World.

Go here:

https://bukowskiforum.com/showthread.php?p=56136#post56136


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bospress.net

www.bospress.net
I got a GREAT book the other day. I would highly recommend it to everyone. The binding smelled like plums and the pages smelled of a nice coffee.

I can't tell you if the writing is good, but the aromas, the aromas!

Bill
 
I just picked up the newest Brett Easton Ellis novel Lunar Park. It's a semi-autobiographical novel. The wild over the top description of his fame in the 80's is great. This guy is not without talent, that's for sure. Although I know he's not everyone's cup of tea.
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
The last cd (2) I bought is 'Be Here To Love Me' by Townes Van Zandt.
It is the soundtrack of a documentary with the same title.
I bought it in a hurry, thinking that it was the dvd. No regrets, it is a beautiful recording. I will also get the documentary.http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=bZAOeeOdrs8
The last book I bought is "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe, which is a recollection of Ken Kesey's adventure with the Prankters. It is a first edition hd that I picked for $43., with a clean dust jacket. It is in very good condition. I wondered if it was a good deal. Anyhow, I am also enjoying reading this book as a well documented exploration of the 60's culture.
 
black swan, have you seen the doc yet? it's fucking awesome. i love the story of when he wrote "waiting around to die". everyone should check this great little film out...
 

Black Swan

Abord the Yorikke!
no james, I have not seen the doc yet but it is on my list. Years ago,
I had seen him at the vancouver music folk fest, where I worked security.
A beautiful man with such charisma.The soundtrack is amazing . At the beginning of each cd he also speaks candidly of a lifestyle that he chose.
His names lightnin' hopkins as a main influence.
http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=NVF-0JKLnd4
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
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one of the better books on music I've read in a long while.

and I've read a lot of music books. ;)
 
The last cd (2) I bought is 'Be Here To Love Me' by Townes Van Zandt.
It is the soundtrack of a documentary with the same title.
I bought it in a hurry, thinking that it was the dvd. No regrets, it is a beautiful recording. I will also get the documentary.http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=bZAOeeOdrs8
The last book I bought is "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe, which is a recollection of Ken Kesey's adventure with the Prankters. It is a first edition hd that I picked for $43., with a clean dust jacket. It is in very good condition. I wondered if it was a good deal. Anyhow, I am also enjoying reading this book as a well documented exploration of the 60's culture.


Yes, Townes V S is great...Blaze Foley, too, another Austin chicken-picken wailer/storyteller. blazefoley.com
 
I am reading:

Post Office by Bukowski
Locked in the arms of a crazy life by Sounes
West of Rome by Fante
Mexico City Blues by Kerouac

Next in line:

The Sicilian by Puzo
Travels with Charley by Steinback
We Are Not in This Together by Carver
Nexus by Miller
 

justine

stop the penistry
i haven't read it, but isn't we are not in this together a collection of stories by william kittredge, not carver? i think carver took the photos and wrote the intro.

i'm reading the devil in the white city by erik larson. interesting novelization of the story of the 1893 world's fair in chicago.
 
I found Sonic Youth: B-sides and Rarities yesterday in the cut-out bin. Lucky day. I spend alot of time in my 2000 diesel F-350 with an excessively outfitted soundsystem (CD though); pummeling my eardrums as I negotiate the pikes and pathways.
 

Bukfan

"The law is wrong; I am right"
I just bought, "Will Eisner - A Spirited Life", by Bob Andelman. So far, it's been an interesting read...
 
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i haven't read it, but isn't we are not in this together a collection of stories by william kittredge, not carver? i think carver took the photos and wrote the intro.

i'm reading the devil in the white city by erik larson. interesting novelization of the story of the 1893 world's fair in chicago.

Sorry, the one I've got is 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love'. I posted the list from work and I thought mine was that after looking on amazon, turns out I was wrong. :o
 

justine

stop the penistry
that's a great collection - the first carver stories i ever read, actually. but i think cathedral is my favourite.
 
I don't remember the last CD I bought.

Just finished THE TURNAROUND by George Pelecanos. Working on his THE NIGHT GARDENER. Hate that I don't have a lot of time to read right now due to work.

The wife and I just got a big Amazon gift certificate by cashing in a bunch of coins at a Coinstar [we do this a couple of times a year] so I have a ton of book purchases planned.
 
Not sure if I've commented here before, but here goes. Some of my musical tastes:

The first one has some bacon...
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Olivia-Audio-Collection/Ian-Falconer/e/9780743579599

The second one has some mother-fucking edge, but could be considered dated, and also, a timeless classic, breaking new ground and skulls:
http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/5028483/a/Niggaz4life.htm

The third one is dated, but as one may say, is classic, in the classical sense:
http://www.keenzo.com/showproduct.asp?M=PHANTOM-SOUND-AND-VISION&ID=1837569&ref=GB

I like all three. For various reasons. And much more.

Pax,

grandpa homeless mind
 

mjp

Founding member
The second one has some mother-fucking edge, but could be considered dated, and also, a timeless classic, breaking new ground and skulls: http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/5028483/a/Niggaz4life.htm
Really? I always thought they were in decline when that came out. Ice Cube was gone, Dre was on the way out, and they were being surpassed by all the pseudo-thugs they spawned. Straight Outta Compton broke ground, but that came out three years before this. My impression at the time was that they were more or less irrelevant when Efil4zaggin came out.
 
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