Thursday, November 29, 2007
Historic Monument. Now its your turn, Jedi Council.
Today in what was a chaotic scene in Room 1010 at City Hall, the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted 3-1 to recommend 5124 De Longpre Ave in East Hollywood a Historical Monument.
Controversy has surrounded this address for some time as it was once the home of beat writer Charles Bukowski. Bukowski achieved notoriety late in his career, around the time he moved into the bungalow on 5124 De Longpre Ave which was also the titles of one of his poems "5124 De Longpre Ave/ somewhere between / alcoholism and / madness.” Recently, the owners of the property who are Jewish, planned to demolish the structure and claim that the home has no historical value and should not be recognized as such because Charles Bukowski had Nazi leanings and was of low moral character.
I'm sorry but even Jedi Master Mace Windu was a bad mutha fucka.
Metro Blogging Los Angeles declared him one of the 25 greatest dead Angelenos.
I truly hope that City Council approves declaring this bungalow a Historical Monument.
Besides that, Charles Bukowski, has been one of my favorite writers and most influential in my work (not as a jedi).