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John Celona + LR:
BUK mp3 [6:28]
text & keyboard
Ferried by a hypno keyboard, LR's vocal goes down the river with John Celona's electro jazz sonogram BUK... a groove homage to the great American writer Charles Bukowski (1922-1994).
"Only the winners write the history books, pal"
Who is Midnite Johnny?
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Buk (Bukowski) © John Celona 2005
Bonus LR track: MADAME mp3 [6:58]
"I wanna live in a novel...."
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Madame © Lawrence Russell 2007
Bukowski. Born in Germany but lived nearly all his life in Los Angeles. Writes with blunt dramatic clarity. Existential, follows the personalism of Henry Miller and the Beat writers, although a literary loner.
Los Angeles is the only city with any ambient reality in his works. Bukowski underwrites with a deliberate primitivism, so there are no lingering descriptions, no interactions with environments or objects, no mystical transformations despite the repeated masochism.
"When they beat you long enough and hard enough you have the tendency to say what you really mean."
He died in 1994 in San Pedro, California, when he was 73 and still writing... the friend of movie stars & bums. Funeral rites were conducted by Buddhist monks. Gravestone reads: "Don't Try".
Recommended quickie Buk:
BUK mp3 [6:28]
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