Decades of documentary filming & sound recording

Charles Bukowski      Chalmers Johnson 
Aldous Huxley

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J.D. Salinger & Vedanta 
an article from American Vedantist

Terrifc rendition of BUKOWSKI's  poem, 
So, You Want to Be a Writer
from The L.A. Times 
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...So, You Want to Be a Writer was published in a posthumous Bukowski collection. It's not him reading it in the advertisement -- instead of his gravelly drawl, it's a polite, sincere British reader, Tom O'Bedlam [FauxReal?].

The Paris Review finds the ad "all very sweeping and epic and generally the most movingly crass blend of commerce and poetry since Walt Whitman started shilling for Leviís."

And here's a non-commercial version of Tom O'Bedlam reading the poem without the swirling music, with thanks to Spoken Verse 


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Missed, Dissed, Unjustly Hissed
Overlooked films we love, have defended and made available.

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Christopher Isherwood, Huston Smith, D.T. Suzuki & More

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Am I a Camera?