I heard about Bukowski when I was in college. This was before vimeo, youtube, the internet really.
So I went to the school library and checked out a vinyl LP with Bukowski doing a live show. I didn't own a stereo, but back then you could give the record to the librarian and then go listen through headphones in a little booth right there in the library.
After listening to the first side I had to go, so I returned the headphones to the librarian. She was a student, about my age. As she took the headphones she admitted that while I was listening to the first track of the album she had been secretly listening as well. That first track has some interesting dialogue and she commented on that. I was pretty embarrassed.