Volcano Choir Sample Charles Bukowski on the Song “Alaskans”

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Indie rock outfit Volcano Choir – made up of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and current or former members of the bands Collections of Colonies of Bees, Death Blues and All Tiny Creatures – have released their second album, called Repave. The album is doing well with critics, and fans seem…

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Happy 93rd Birthday, Charles Bukowski

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Today would have been Charles Bukowski’s 93rd birthday. He was born on this day, August 16th, in 1920. Bukowski died in 1994, at the age of 73, leaving behind a massive body of work, including numerous short stories, columns, poetry and novels, not to mention a screenplay. There have been…

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Best Quotes from the Charles Bukowski Novel Women

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The Charles Bukowski novel Women is considered by many to be one of his best. The women Charles Bukowski writes about are the familiar prototype in the rest of his work, at least for the most part. Many of them can keep up with Bukowski in the drinking department, and…

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Charles Bukowski Introduction to the John Fante Novel Ask the Dust

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Charles Bukowski was a huge fan of the writer John Fante. He helped get some of Fante’s work back into circulation when he successfully lobbied his publisher Black Sparrow to start publishing Fante’s out-of-print books. He wrote the introduction for Fante’s most famous novel Ask the Dust. Here it is,…

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How Charles Bukowski Outsmarted His Would Be Killer (VIDEO)

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Charles Bukowski did not suffer from a boring life. Nor did he lack for bravery. Here he tells an incredible story of almost getting killed by a madman. Bukowski gives credit to luck and to also being a nut. This Charles Bukowski interview comes from the DVD The Charles Bukowski…

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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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Top Five Quotes from the Charles Bukowski Novel Post Office

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Post Office was Charles Bukowski’s first novel, published by Black Sparrow Press in 1971. The autobiographical book covers the years Bukowski spend working in the post office. Bukowski’s alter ego, Henry Chinaski, starts as a substitute mail carrier. The novel begins, “It began as a mistake.” He hears from a…

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MF Bukowski: Charles Bukowski, MF DOOM Mashup

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Oh, mashup culture, how we love thee. But only when you mashup two things we like, which in this case is exactly what has happened. Ladies and gentlemen, introducing MF Bukowski. MF Bukowski: Charles Bukowski Meets MF DOOM Who is MF Bukowski, you say? Well, a YouTuber by the username…

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Barfly Makes SlashFilm.com’s List of “The Best Movies About Drunken Writers You Probably Haven’t Seen”

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Charles Bukowski is perhaps one of the least likely screenwriters in history. He was not a fan of movies, generally. Two of the more noteworthy Charles Bukowski quotes on movies illustrate the point: “of one hundred movies there’s one that is fair, one that’s good and ninety eight that are…

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