Random Thought #5 : Sometimes when I'm on line at the Gap, I wonder if the person at the counter has shat his pants sometime in his adult life.


I recently finished a biography on the late great Charles Bukowski that Katie got me for my birthday. I don't know why it took me so long to finally sit down and read it, but this man has inspired me like none other. Immediaetly after reading his bio, I bought and read Post Office. Quite possibly one of the best books I've ever read. Poetry suffers from poets who do or did very little; they worked a job, paid the bills, got married... Charles Bukowski lived, he roamed, he experienced a variety of 'living' situations; good and bad, sometimes very bad. I believe Bukowski had 'something' to write about. There are a ton of BUK knock-offs/wannabes living in moms basement and drinking beer hoping for the same success, not gonna happen. For some of us being forced to read Shakespeare in high school was a major downer, to later on discover a writer (B) using language and words we speak and understood was very appealing. Many compelling aspects to his work; just the vast amount of writing is impressive. The variety of the short stories, poetry, novels delivers so much more than you find from other writers. Bukowski didn't belong to any movement (certainly not the BEATS), he was far and beyond any group of writers from his time. He was the last one that wanted to be grouped with 'others', he was an individual, no other poet comes close to what Bukowski achieved. I have posted some art work from Mr Bukowski in the Fotoes section and a video of one of his poems on the Vlog.

These archival recordings feature Bukowski reading "Fan Letter" and "The Soldier, His Wife and the Bum" taken from the audio anthology "Run With the Hunted," courtesy of HarperAudio.

Download: Charles Bukowski - The Soldier, His Wife and the Bum

Download: Charles Bukowski - Fan Letter

    Who is kata rokkar?

    kata rokkar is not here..





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