Last CD you bought/ Book you read

This gets high marks. My wife found a single copy buried behind some other drivel at BWI airport back in September. I'm not much of a Stones fan, but there's a remarkable story being told here.

I haven't bought a CD in months, the most recent vinyl I bought was a second pressing of Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks. Will be picking up Tom Waits' Bad As Me next week too.:)
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.

Recent buys:
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!)

To-Read Pile:
Selected Writings -- Blaise Cendrars
Suburban Pornography -- Matthew Firth
Prize Winners -- Ryan Bradley
music- Majestic majesty by portugal the man on vinyl


book-zen& concrete / d.a. levy


also just finished the last exit to brooklyn by hubert selby i was watching
the trailer for the movie on youtube & they called him herbert shelby haha

d gray

tried to do his best but could not
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quaffable but far from transcendent...actually pretty disappointing.



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I read a "preview" of that and passed on buying. Good to know I didn't miss anything.

d gray

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i know i've posted about this site before but this guy - michael shelley - has a show with a TON of great
interviews - including a bunch of wrecking crew members. check the archives -
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.

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"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
Historical novel set in Victorian London, about a bookbinder's wife who,
to save her family, must take over her husband's business.



"The law is wrong; I am right"
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.

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"The law is wrong; I am right"
That's great! It came this morning from Amazon, so I have'nt read it yet. I saw Crumb recommending it on his site and being a Crumb fan I ordered it.
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Books - Deadhouse Gates, Cat's Cradle, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

CDs (kind of) - Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold and everything I could find by Bad Religion. I know. I don't buy music very often.


“The essential doesn't change.” Beckett
The Cure- Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 2006 2cd re-ish and Down Aisle Ten by Daniel Friedland. saorta Vonnegut meets DeLillo. v good.