happy birthday blog…let’s go to the movies…

you were born this month six years ago…the same month as Charles Bukowski’s birthday…which is today…ms scribe & i celebrated by going to see Vicky Cristina Barcelona last night…

what does a woody allen movie have to do with Buk…and you…of course you…always you…i’ll tell ya…

it’s no secret that that Mr. Bukowski’s work is an inspiration to me…maybe it’s obvious, but in my personal taxonomy of creativity…without woody allen, there is no Buk…

allow me to explain…

first it’s a simple matter of chronology…i knew woody allen’s work first…more than that, allen’s work was the first place i encountered a frank exploration of adult relationships…even before i was capable of having one of my own…when i started reading Bukowski i was deeply entangled in…adult relationships…but i didn’t understand what the hell was going on…his work helped…

now there may be some who balk at the suggestion of Bukowski and allen as creative kin…maybe not…as i see it, the only difference between the two is one of milieu…moneyed east coast elites or poor west coast bohos…they’re all struggling for/against the same human condition…oh, and Buk’s characters curse…a lot…

so this is a long way around getting to the point…which is…if you like either of these artists…if you like this blog…i highly recommend Vicky Cristina Barcelona…i think you’ll enjoy it…

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