Friday, April 06, 2007

Tom Waits and Bono Recite Bukowski

Charles Bukowski is perhaps the most uneven major poet of the last half of the 20th Century. In large part this is due to the fact that he published nearly everything he wrote to maintain some form of income, especially once he had become somewhat famous. The brilliant is often found alongside the trite and mundane. Too bad. This reality has tarnished his reputation. If he could have afforded to be more judicious, say like Jack Gilbert, he would be held in much higher esteem.

Here is a video from YouTube featuring Tom Waits reciting "The Laughing Heart," and Bono reciting "Roll The Dice."

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