New Bukowski reading DVDs

hank solo

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Yes you would need to join ebay, and also paypal if you are not already a member/user.
 

Bukfan

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Yes you would need to join ebay, and also paypal if you are not already a member/user.
I have a paypal account so I guess I'll just have to become a member of ebay as well.
Did you just order the 2 DVD's via your own Paypal account in order to save the $3 - instead of using the premade forms? In that case maybe I could just get hold of the company's email address and send them the money through Paypal thus avoiding ebay membership?
 
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hank solo

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I ordered via ebay first then paid from paypal.

I would suggest you either wait for them to reply to your earlier email otherwise join ebay and order that way.

Bukfan I've PM'd you.
 

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I'm told that sales are already good, and also that they only pressed 1000 copies of each reading. So, while I wouldn't expect them to sell out in a week or anything, I'd still get while the getting's good. It would suck to go to buy them 6 months from now and find they're gone (like the elusive Barfly DVDs).
 

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man oh man, i'm worried they're gonna sell out.
think they'd press more if they did?

okay so, when you guys get these, let us know how they are.

anybody know about the last straw? that's the same reading that's on the Hostage disc right? anyways, if so, this is, in my opinion, the funniest reading he ever gave. I'm very excited to see the film from this.
 

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TDjazz said:
About the video quality of the Vancouver disc: I didn't expect the best quality, but are the lines and glitches on the actual film, or do I have a bad DVD? I think it's the former, but I'd like to be sure..
It's just the typical problems that you would expect in a transfer from from an old video tape. Overall not too bad.

anybody know about the last straw? that's the same reading that's on the Hostage disc right? anyways, if so, this is, in my opinion, the funniest reading he ever gave. I'm very excited to see the film from this.
Yep, the same reading as Hostage.
 

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Got them today. I didn't even notice good or bad quality. Great readings and atmosphere.
Huge glasses of red wine during Hostage, small audience, smoking, Linda happily waving.

The Vancouver reading: 18 short poems in 1 hour & 37 minutes. :D
 

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TDjazz said:
About the video quality of the Vancouver disc: I didn't expect the best quality, but are the lines and glitches on the actual film, or do I have a bad DVD? I think it's the former, but I'd like to be sure.
I got some lines and artifacts, but they popped in only once in a while. Sure beats the reading at Bellvue quality! I'm real happy with both these DVDs. Great addition to my growing collection.
 

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I have to wait until 3-3-08 to order the set,no fun money left-anyway who out there knows how long it took Buk to write one of his books? Did he write from start to finish?or have a poem or two while doing the books?I know he did more than sit around and write all day,did post office take a long time?just want to know the man better.
 

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I got the DVD's today. I have'nt had time to watch them yet, but I took a look at the poem listings. Too bad they deleted some poems from "Redondo Beach" because they also appear on "Vancouver" (unfortunately, they also deleted the poem, "I believe in evil", which does'nt appear on the other DVD). After all, you want to watch the complete unedited readings. It's small potatoes, of course. The main thing is that we now, finally, can watch those Buk readings! Long live mondaymedia!
 
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Remember too that it took multiple tapes to cover the readings. So it could just be that a tape ran out during "I believe in evil," and there wasn't enough video there to cover up the gap (as they did with freeze frames in Bukowski at Bellevue). But I agree that editing the readings to remove duplicate poems was pointless.

And you're right, the thing to remember is now we have them. So debating their flaws is kind of like looking a gift horse in the mouth.
 

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I'm told that sales are already good, and also that they only pressed 1000 copies of each reading. So, while I wouldn't expect them to sell out in a week or anything, I'd still get while the getting's good. It would suck to go to buy them 6 months from now and find they're gone (like the elusive Barfly DVDs).
Damn, I'd better buy these while I can. It's hard to keep up when you have five minutes a day to look at the Forum (which equals about one minute in brain time when you haven't had your coffee yet). Okay: buy these DVDs, send away for that 1962 tape. What else am I missing? Oh, and the hardback Father Luke book. I'm still annoyed at myself for missing that one.
 

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OK I ordered both. Now I wait, like for Father Luke's book, I wait, like David Barker and Justin Barrett's books, I wait. Man I have the shakes.
 

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Dennis and Jon (Mondaymedia). Jon owns the Redondo Beach tape, Dennis owns the Vancouver tape. Linda introduced them.
 

Father Luke

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i stand corrected.

Thanks Dennis and Jon! These are really great.
All the readings I've heard on tapes, for forever, are now magical moments of eye candy

(sticking my finger down my throat at my stupid attempt at imagery)

Seriously. These are great.
Really great.
 

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Watched the Redondo Beach last night. Hmm, not bad, but I think the Vancouver reading was better... and longer, of course. Same scheme, though: crowd pleasers -weak poems- as openers and the best ones at the end. Too bad he's too drunk at the end and babbles a lot.

I noticed something interesting. I didn't see him smiling when reading his poems at the Vancouver reading. Sure, he laughs a lot and smiles when he interacts with the crowd, but he's damn serious while reading. In the Redondo Beach reading, he does smile while reading some lines. Check "I'm a reasonable man" (about the last time he saw Linda King). He smiles a few times, almost mockingly.
 

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Thanks Father Luke and mjp for setting my mind at ease. Nothing pisses me off quite like paying good money for a movie on eBay and getting a lousy rip-off pirated copy that usually won't even play correctly.

And thanks to the filmmakers for making these available to Bukowski fans.
 

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In the Redondo Beach reading, he does smile while reading some lines. Check "I'm a reasonable man" (about the last time he saw Linda King). He smiles a few times, almost mockingly.
He probably knew half the people in the audience at Redondo. Maybe he thought he could get away with inside jokes there, whereas Vancouver was all strangers (though Linda B. was there...).

I haven't seen The Last Straw yet, but judging by the audio which I've heard many times, he may have also been in a better mood that night.
 

Bukfan

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I got the DVD's today. I have'nt had time to watch them yet, but I took a look at the poem listings. Too bad they deleted some poems from "Redondo Beach" because they also appear on "Vancouver" (unfortunately, they also deleted the poem, "I believe in evil", which does'nt appear on the other DVD).
My mistake! I just watched The Last Straw (Redondo Beach) and the poem, "I Believe In Evil", is there alright. I think the reason why it's not on the list of poems, is because Buk's not reading it from his poem collection, instead he's improvising it!
 
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mine came today.
I'm preparing to watch the fuck out of them.
nice note included. at least I'm #1 at something....
 

Bukfan

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mine came today.
I'm preparing to watch the fuck out of them.
nice note included. at least I'm #1 at something....
Wow, you were their first costumer! Nice note you got!
Funny that a lot of us received the DVD's before you...:confused:
 
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Funny that a lot of us received the DVD's before you...:confused:
because the Canadian dollar is quite strong right now, there are a lot of Canucks buying things from the U.S., creating strains on the postal service.
and also a delay at customs because of the large quantities.
so they say.
 
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