On one of my first evenings in Madrid - before I moved there - I chatted with a waiter in the Cafe Comercial. We became friends and I even was best man at his wedding years later. Juan is not only a waiter but writes and did some acting. These pictures were taken for the program of the "Bukowski evening" in which my friend the waiter and his later wife performed. It changed my relationship with the work of Bukowski completely.