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Posts Tagged ‘Charles Bukowski’

Bukowski Makes for Great Tweeting

It’s before noon. But we’re going to go ahead and give tweet o’ the day honors to the LA Times Magazine‘s Sophia Kercher–and Charles Bukowski. Bukowski is one of the few authors who is clear and concise enough to work on Twitter–who can distill his entire being into a sentence or two.

We also just got back from a road trip to San Francisco. So freeway as metaphor has been on our mind. We worked up an elaborate theory on two-lane freeways as indicative of our current political system. All you assholes out there who like blocking traffic in the left-hand lane are no better than the Tea Party reactionaries. Email us and we’ll tell you all about it.

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BillCosby Bukowski On Funny or Die

We’ve heard Jon Daly and his hilarious Jelloems on a few comedy podcasts. Nice to see him getting some Funny or Die love, playing his ridiculous hybrid of Charles Bukowski and Bill Cosby.

The Charles Bukowski Tapes of Mid-1980′s Hollywood

We love Charles Bukowski. Love him. But we found this clip of The Charles Bukowski Tapes documentary and it’s the writer being driven around Hollywood in the late 1980′s. You can see a Pac Bell truck and lots of places that have come and gone since then. Note they are in what we now call Thai Town (which is also Little Armenia according to signs) and there’s no Thai Elvis to be found.

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FBLA 20 Questions: Kim Cooper

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Kim Cooper is a cultural historian, as well as founder of Scram (the journal of unpopular culture), Esotouric, the 1947 Project and third generation Angelena. We’re guessing she needs little sleep. She also answered our provocative yet puerile questions.

1. What’s the first thing(s) you read in the morning? The emails my husband Richard has sent in the three hours he’s been up, then my local bloglines feed.

2. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure website? Ask.metafilter.com or the Rigorous Intuition boards.

3. What job do you fantasize about having? International art cop.

4. Last movie you saw? Walk on the Wild Side (script by John Fante, and truly a shocker)

5. Last book you read? The Family by Ed Sanders (boning up on Manson Family connections to the Sunset Strip scene for our new Esotouric rock and roll tour, Where the Action Was)

6. Best show legendary biz/movie star encounter. Nastassia Kinski teaching me to walk a tightrope on the set of One From the Heart.

7. Proudest media moment? Front of the LA Times with a 76 ball in my hand.

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Media Events: 02.15.07

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FRIDAY 02.16.07
WHAT: Comedy opening of When Groundlings Roamed The Earth
WHO: The Groundlings. Duh.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: Again, The Groundlings.
WHY: We have the sniffles and laughter is the best medicine. $20.

SATURDAY 02.17.07
WHAT: Tribute to John Thomas: Art, Music & Poetry Show
WHO: Fans of the beat poet at SPONTO Gallery
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: 7 Dudley Cinema.
WHY: Charles Bukowski called Thomas “the best unread poet in America” and Allen Ginsberg cited Thomas as among the first American students of Zen in 1958.

SUNDAY 02.18.07
WHAT: Book Signing
WHO: Arnold T. Blumberg signs Zombiemania: 80 Movies To Die For
WHEN: 3 pm
WHERE: Dark Delicacies bookstore.
WHY: In addition to Blumberg, writer Matt Venne will sign the first DVD release of Season Two of Master of Horror, entitled Pelts.