the sweetest notes from people who have chipped in

managersAbout 24 hours ago I started a GoFundMe
to see if enough people could help me get to Wrigley Field to see the Cubs in the World Series.
(it cost $4,000 to sit in the bleachers)
(crazy, huh)

I am blown away that in that short period of time the pot is up to $677!

Here are some of the things people have written in their notes:

Cubbie Birthday, Brother Tony !
We’ve only met a handful of times but I know you love music, the Nexus and the Cubs! Happy Birthday!

I’m so excited for you!!!

Happy 50th Tony! Sending you love and pulling for the Cubs!

F@&$ yeah Tony! You gotta go!

First beer is on me bud.

Other than my late cousin Don, you are the biggest Cubs fan I know. Always happy to help a Cub fan out. Happy Birthday Tony and when you go, say hi to Don for me (he’s on the field and in the ivy) and he is their good luck charm this year.

Happy birthday, Tony!

Happy 50th! Now go to Chicago.

They won’t win unless you’re there.

Hope you make it Tony. Here is my, albeit small, contribution.

I’m poor, but I believe in dreams.

Go and enjoy every moment!!!

I know the coolest people. Thank you!

Just $3.1k to go!

had a nightmare last night


but it could have been aided by the thunderstorms and lightning and light rain.

it doesnt really rain out here it drizzles.

little tiny bursts sometimes, but nothing sustained.

almost like the weather wants to punish LA for some reason.

it’s like la la la and then someone says why are you raining on LA you know youre not supposed to.

then the rain is all, oh yeah forgot, and flies up to frisco.

i have two rally rags on my bedpost. one from frisco and one from dodger stadium.

theyre like bulls ears from a matador after he “won” his fight.

i want one from cleveland.

i started a gofundme to get me into the bleachers of wrigley for game 5 but those tix are like $4k

the ones in cleveland are way cheaper.

in one day i got 10% there, so we’ll see.

if anything the good people will fly me to chicago and buy me some beers.

id love to go to the game but just being around all the cub fans will be nice.

but i would like to go.

id like this nightmare to be over.

maybe i wasnt meant to be bukowski

John Martin and Bukowski

maybe i was meant to be john martin, the publisher who “discovered” him.

despite the fact that he was getting printed in various magazines and smut papers, charles bukowski, as legend would have it, was plucked from obscurity by a book publisher in santa barbara

who told him that he would pay him whatever he was currently being paid at the post office

and then give him royalties on his books

if only he would quit sorting mail.

the deal was agreed to and the rest was literature history.

if i was a publisher i would pay good money to get Zulieka outta the mail room

because look what she wrote yesterday