I think the last CD I bought was a Cobra records compilation (Cobra was like Chess but better and involved some of the same people), but that was months ago. The last music I downloaded was Moon Duo's Horror Tour EP. If you like repetitive guitar music, you'll like Moon Duo (and related band Wooden Shjips).
Last book I bought was Tom Wolfe's first collection of essays, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. Never read any Tom Wolfe before. I'm struggling with reading at the moment and this isn't helping. It's funny with some decent insights, but it's haughty. The angle is "not only am I better than the little people about whom I write, I'm better than the people who normally patronise and write about these little people".
Last LP I bought was Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens.
Last book I read was Dispatches by Michael Herr (new-journalism about Vietnam). I'd recommend this to anyone who digs vietnam films as Herr helped write a few of them and his work was used as a reference by all the writers and directors/actors in those films. Plus, the book is just fucking nuts.
The book I'm reading now is Empire Falls by Richard Russo. I just started so I can't say much, but I do know that when someone sees me reading or holding the paperback they have nothing but positive things to say.
The last CD I bought was awhile ago, but it was a band called Tiger's Jaw. The song Never Saw It Coming is fantastic. I'm still listening to the album non-stop.
Jesus' Son -- Denis Johnson (the story 'Working' is great!)
An Age of Monsters -- William Taylor, Jr. (His first collection of short stories -- so far so good!)
Under the Roofs of Paris -- Henry Miller (pure smut...and damnably funny. If you ever see anyone reading this book in public, and you think they're attractive -- go for it, I guarantee they are primed for a roll!)
The Buddha Bar -- Joseph Ridgwell (Good times!)
Selected Writings -- Blaise Cendrars
Suburban Pornography -- Matthew Firth
Prize Winners -- Ryan Bradley
Well, the last book I read was "Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows." I'd never read the series before, and I really enjoyed it. Kind of odd to say that on a Bukowski forum.
I can't remember the last CD I bought, but I recently started listening to Echo & The Bunnymen. They're okay.
Last book: Cadillac Men by Rebecca Schumejda. (Illustrations by Hosho McCreesh) Was a Christmas gift. Poems about the pool hall life after Rebecca and her husband opened a pool hall a few years back during the onset of the financial crisis. I love her style in this book - it hits home with me and I can relate on multiple levels. Love the cover art too.
A graphic novel by Chester Brown called, "Paying For It - A Comic-Strip Memoir Of A John" (280 pages, hard cover), with a foreword by Robert Crumb.
The book is about Chester Brown's own experiences as a John and in the back of the book he spends 30 pages on discussing the pro's and con's of prostitution going through all the arguments for and against it.
It's nice to see a graphic novel being used to highlight and discuss a social issue. There's more to comics nowadays than Mickey Mouse and Batman.