Skateboarding Animation Video Set to the Charles Bukowski poem “Style”

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“Style” is one of Charles Bukowski’s most famous poems, and here it serves as the backdrop for an animated video paying tribute to various styles of skateboarding. The audio is of Bukowski reading his own work, and the video was made by filmmaker Joe Pease. It comes from the TransWorld…

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Tom Russell’s Bukowski “Crucifix in a Death Hand,” Warren Zevon “Carmelita” Mashup

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Folk and country singer-songwriter Tom Russell was friends with Charles Bukowski. He released an album in 2005 called Hotwalker that was largely inspired by his correspondence with the writer. This song features Bukowski’s poem “Crucifix in a Deathhand,” set to a coda of Warren Zevon’s famous song “Carmelita.” Some of…

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Bukowski Poem Bluebird Turned Into Minecraft Animated Video

Charles Bukowski Bluebird Video

The Charles Bukowski poem “Bluebird” is one of his most famous, most anthologized works. There are countless “Bluebird” videos; two of the best being Harry Dean Stanton reading it in Born Into This, set to images of Bukowski, and this animated short, utilizing the same Stanton audio. The newest edition…

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Charles Bukowski Poem Featured in Dewar’s Commercial

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The Charles Bukowski poem “so you want to be a writer?” is featured in a new commercial for Dewar’s scotch whisky. Doubtless, many Bukowski fans will find the use of his work in an ad objectionable, as many did when his poem “The Laughing Heart” was used in a Levi’s…

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Charles Bukowski on Scandinavian Television, and Finally the Picture of Hemingway Drunk Before Noon Appears

Charles Bukowski Hemingway drunk before noon.

During his lifetime, Charles Bukowski was more famous abroad than he was in his home country of America. As a result, many of the interviews he gave were to the foreign press. This was true even late in his life, as witnessed by this appearance on Scandinavian television. He mostly…

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Charles Bukowski Poem “the wine of forever”

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the wine of forever, by Charles Bukowski re-reading some of Fante’s The Wine of Youth in bed this mid-afternoon my big cat BEAKER asleep beside me. the writing of some men is like a vast bridge that carries you over the many things that claw and tear. Fante’s pure and…

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Charles Bukowski Poem “Captain Goodwine”

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Captain Goodwine, by Charles Bukowski one goes from being a poet to being an entertainer. I read my stuff in Florida once and the professor there told me, “you realize you’re an entertainer now, don’t you?”   I began to feel bad about that remark because when the crowd comes…

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COTXETXE Charles Bukowski, Helios Mashup

Charles Bukowski, Helios Mashup.

Quality literary mashups are a rare commodity, even in a post Grey Album world where mashups of all kinds continue to be hot. So when you randomly stumble upon one worthy of a listen, it’s always a nice surprise. Stumbling upon a good Charles Bukowski mashup is even better. You…

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“what they want” Charles Bukowski Poem

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The Charles Bukowski poem “what they want” is published in the poetry collection Love is a Dog From Hell. It’s a look at the nature of the public’s interest when it comes to artists. what they want, by Charles Bukowski Vallejo writing about loneliness while starving to death; Van Gogh’s…

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