New CD of Buk Reading from Litmus/The Temple

Discussion in 'Video, audio, film and other media' started by Rekrab, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Hope this hasn't already been posted. I just got this email announcement from poet Charles Potts:

    "•for immediate release"”

    A new CD of a vintage reading (1974) by world famous twentieth century American poet Charles Bukowski (1922-1993) is one you'll have to stuff in your CD player as soon as you get it. In 1974, the intrepid Bukowski journeyed from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City to give a featured reading at the Underwater Poetry Festival, along with Alta, Ricardo Sanchez, and Andy Clausen. The recording of the reading given in the social work auditorium of the University of Utah survived in the archives of the Reverend Sherm W. Clow, President at the time of the renowned Litmus Inc., producer of the festival, and is made available to the general public by The Temple Inc. of Walla Walla, Washington. Litmus Inc. was the publisher back in the day of the classic Bukowski book, Poems Written Before Jumping out of an 8 Story Window.

    More than twenty poems with a table of contents, some introductory and closing patter by MC Charles Potts, and a reproduction of the poster from the UPF are the menu on the CD. Bukowski was just beginning to achieve the lasting fame that would come to him in the next two decades. Hear the man at his droll and noteworthy best. The CD is available from The Temple Inc., CD baby, and if you're lucky or live where hip book and music stores abound, from your local dealer. Don't be satisfied with a single copy when you can buy two or more and give them to worthy friends. Friends don't let friends drive with Bukowski.

    Charles Potts
    The Temple
    PO Box 1773
    Walla Walla, WA 99362
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2013
  2. And I just ordered a copy before it sells out to everyone reading this forum.
  3. Thanks DAVID!

    I just ordered one too. $14 with shipping is very fair. In a few years, these will show up on ebay for many times that amount. It is nice to see a reading that has not been endlessly bootlegged show up on the scene...

  4. Thanks David, $6 shipping for a CD to TORONTO is WRONG (costs about a $1.50), but considering the whole 'package' is under 20 bucks, good deal...
    I look forward to hearing it.
  5. the only good poet

    the only good poet One retreat after another without peace. SAMCRO Unholy Ones

    yes, cheers. £7:50 (including shipping) is an even better - almost unbelievable - deal here in the UK. proof that we pay well over the odds.
  6. Bukfan

    Bukfan "The law is wrong; I am right" Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    Thanks David! - I've just ordered one. 14$ (80 DKR.) is a very good deal. Over here we're jused to pay 28$ (160 DKR.) for a cd. What's the standard price in the shops for a cd in US and UK? - Looking forward to hear the cd...
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2013
  7. Add me to the list of buyers.

    Reminds me that I have cassettes of the Santa Barbara reading at Baudelaire's sitting on my desk that I have to digitize (or at least listen to). I still don't know what's on those tapes...maybe we can release a CD of the show. ;)
  8. damnit it sucks i dont have a credit card. is there any other way i can order this? I dont wanna be left out. :(
  9. well u see how quickly those Temple Books CD's are selling, why not sell them, I'd buy it!
  10. Bukfan

    Bukfan "The law is wrong; I am right" Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    You could try to send them a mail and ask for alternative paying options...
  11. The New Merchants of Venice

    Hi HC,

    You can set up a PayPal account and have money transferred from your checking account through PayPal to the seller. Go to PayPal and follow the sign-up procedure, then return to the seller's website and order from there... this particular seller uses PayPal, and it took me less than a minute to make my paltry purchase. The only worm in the bottle is if you have no checking account to begin with from which to transfer funds. But then as you probably know, you can open one at most banks for a minimum of $100. Good luck. If this post on PayPal is a redundancy, then whoops, never mind, and glad to know y'all anyway. "”Poptop.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2013
  12. HC,
    Just mail Charles Potts some Amewrican Money or international money order and I'm sure that he'll send it to you....

  13. 1fsh2fsh

    1fsh2fsh I think that I think too much First 9 SAMCRO Unholy Ones

    thanks David, for the heads up. thanks MJP, this sight is just a wealth.......
  14. The people on this site are a wealth.
  15. Charles Potts

    I'm not sure how many people are aware of this, but Charles Potts' wife was killed a couple years ago while riding her bicycle on Mother's Day. Very, very sad.

    Charles Potts was the publisher of Bukowski's "Poems Written Before Jumping Out of An 8 Story Window" and runs The Temple Bookstore (although I had heard that he was closing it after the acccident).

  16. Bill: I could be wrong on this, but I think Potts decided to keep The Temple open after all. Besides being an early publisher of Bukowski, Potts is a legendary 1960s poet, was a regular in the mimeographed little magazines that circulated back then. I had read his stuff over the years, but never met him until a couple of years ago when I was introduced to him at the annual PNBA conference up in Portland, OR. Seems like a nice guy and is very smart. I've never been to The Temple bookstore. It's in Walla Walla WA, which looks on the map like a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, a long way from my home. They have many readings up there and it seems to be a hotbed of literary activity, with Potts the driving force behind it all. Maybe someday I'll get up there.

    I hope I've started a flurry of orders for this new CD. It's nice to finally scoop all of you insiders and experts on a new Bukowski item. Now I can go back to sleeping at my desk all day...

    ps: I'm not shilling for The Temple. I have no personal interest in the CD. Just wanted you all to know about it.
  17. Shilling for genuine Bukowski items is encouraged.

    Shilling for Kirsten Oranjbloom records, Bukowstinkal performances or online poker rooms is generally frowned upon.

    Kind of depends on how you present your shillery, too. You know, for anyone out there considering posting a plug for something.
  18. I just emailed Mr. Potts

    hopefully I'll get a reply.
  19. Bukfan

    Bukfan "The law is wrong; I am right" Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    I'm sure you will. I had to e-mail him myself because I only transferred the 14$ asked for through Pay-pal. After the transfer i saw accidentally that international shipping is 6$, not 4$, so I send mr. Potts a mail asking what I should do now. He answered me almost right away telling me what to do. So now I have send the remaining 2$ and hopefully I will get the cd soon. I can hardly wait...
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2013
  20. Bukfan

    Bukfan "The law is wrong; I am right" Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    Don't forget Kristin Asbjornson with the smoky voice...:D
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2013
  21. mjp: hope my shrillery was presentable. When I said I had no interest in the CD, I meant financially/socially/organizationally. I'm not associated with Potts or The Temple except that I've met the man. I am interested in the CD intellectually. Can't wait to hear it. And the price is very fair.
  22. Hi David,
    From the looks of it, it all seems most cool. You let us know about a cool cd at a fair price. The problem that people seemed to have with people selling is where they hide their relationship or post something COMPLETELY outside the wishes of the forum. Posting for Viagra is shilling. Also, the record label guy that was pretending to be interested in a CD, when in fact he was a rep was a shill. I think that selling somethig of interest, or letting the group know of a little known release is not only not shilling, but I, for one, think that it is very, very cool!

  23. the only good poet

    the only good poet One retreat after another without peace. SAMCRO Unholy Ones

    i believe that's fairly representative. :)

    it's an extra $2 for shipping to the UK. i didn't see it mentioned on the site. it's still a bargain since the average cost of a CD in the UK is £10 ($20?), and it is bukowski, and hardly a mass circulation offering.
  24. I probably wouldnt have found out about this poetry reading unless David wouldnt have posted it here.

    so, thank you mr. Barker
  25. I agree. Thank you Mr Barker for telling us! I just ordered.
  26. Bukfan

    Bukfan "The law is wrong; I am right" Men of Mayhem Unholy Ones

    Yes, we all owe David a big THANK YOU!
  27. Bukowski CD from The Temple/1974

    All the paypal orders are in the airmail, save one to nearby Richland, WA., to which there is no plane. Meanwhile we thank David Barker for notifying all of you. Sorry for the "one price fits all" for outside the US shipping. Our intention, not to dwell on the obvious, was to make the material available for its literary qualities and content, provide standard royalties to Linda Bukowski, and to sell sufficient quantities at a price appropriate to make it available indefinitely.

    Re The Temple Bookstore: is only online at this point with many vintage CDs, music and poetry, and a selection of books and back issues of The Temple quarterly magazine, well known for its translations from contemporary Chinese and Spanish poetry. Check us out and keep the faith; join our list if you want. The original final line in the post Barker sent of our Bukowski project, "Friends don't let friends drive with [out] Bukowski" was missing the [out].

    If you don't have paypal, send us a MO for $14 per airmailed copy to
    The Temple Bookstore
    PO Box 1773
    Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA


    PS: Take a look at our new endeavor, <> and participate to your level of interest.
  28. sent a money order out in the mail yesterday.

    can't wait to hear this reading.
  29. 1fsh2fsh

    1fsh2fsh I think that I think too much First 9 SAMCRO Unholy Ones

    oh, yes

    got mine in the mail today, listening to it as we speak, (type? post?) a gem, a jewel , thanks to everyone involved, (parteners in crime) merry christmas to me... o, and you too..........
  30. Good to see Charles Potts here. Maybe he will share with us some of his experience in publishing Bukowski. Glad I could play a small role in getting the word out on this CD. Got mine in the mail today, just opened it. Haven't listened yet, but it looks like a good list of poems, and there's opening comments by Charles Potts, and some of my favorite Buk poems: "Face of a Political Candidate" and "Solid State Marty." And a great cover shot of Buk holding a beer, looking melancholy, which, if this aging brain does not deceive me, was used in the Litmus edition of Poems Written Before Jumping Out Of An Eight Story Building (I gotta replace my long ago sold off copy of that book). Now all I need is a few minutes in this insane schedule I keep to listen to this treasure. Ho Ho Ho, thank you Santa! THIS is why God invented Paypal.

Share This Page