p.s. Hey. Have a pleasant Bastille Day. ** Jamie, And a fine good morning to you! Oh, that’s interesting about your boss/partner’s film producer history. Having, as I half-said yesterday or something, watched U.K. throw a high-end hissy fit years back at a hapless video store employee, the ‘legend in his own mind’ tag seems immediately categorizable as fact. We’re almost finished with the new color grading pass. It’s definitely much closer to what we want. We’ll finish the pass and watch the new version on Monday — the editing place is locked up for the holiday today — and I’m sure there’ll be a ton of fine tuning to do, but, yes, I think we’re close to getting there. It is pain-staking. We have to take breathers every couple of hours because our brain and eyes get kind of scrambled. I do like bold colored movies when they call for it. I just don’t like movies where the color over-saturation reads as a filmmaker trying to manipulate you and hide things, I guess. I’m good. I hope your today is maximally good. Love originating from a spot two blocks away from a very noisy military parade, Dennis. ** Armando, Hey. I know the camera was an Alexia. I don’t know what model because I’m an ignoramus about that kind of stuff, but the camera was physically quite large if that tells you anything? I’m glad your horrible evening is in the past. ** David Ehrenstein, I think you had mentioned that Charlemagne Palestine was a classmate, but I forgot. How wild. He’s amazing. The French love him. He’s here performing all the time. Maybe he lives here. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Cool, glad the gig did its thing. Yes, From Nursery To Misery is a very curious and cool find. I’ve never heard of DJ Stingray before. Huh. I’ll see what Resident Advisor says. Thanks! And I’ll of course check into the Carla del Forno podcast. Thanks a whole lot for that too! ** Steevee, Hi. When I do the gig posts, I always put links at the top related to each artist. Almost always — and definitely in the case of Les Chants du Hasard — they lead to a place where you can either download their music/album or a place where you can find out how to do that. So, for future reference, always click the links when you’re interested to hear more or download/buy something by the artist. That’s basically what the links are there for. I’ll check your review. Everyone, here’s Steevee: ‘MAUDIE is a really mediocre film I only saw because someone assigned me to review it. If I didn’t tell you that, I think you could guess it from the following review.‘ ** Bill, Well, hopefully you’ve long since departed from the SF airport. Ah, cool, a conference, enjoy and scribble when need be. I still haven’t seen ‘Personal Shopper’. Weird. That might be one of the rare exciting things available on the very paltry French version of Netflix. I’ll check. Big up! ** B, Hi, Bear! Glad you liked some of the music. The Orcutt is great. I’m a real fan of his, and I think that new album is one of his very best. Yes, I’ve been to Double Negative twice. Great, right? Heizer has recently talked about wanting to restore it. Not sure if that’s realistic or not. No, we didn’t get to other earth works in the area. I did check in to what possibilities there were for visiting Turrell’s crater, but it’s still off limits. And we looked into doing the Lightning Field, but it was booked up. The organizing of your Burning Man Village sounds extremely interesting. 115 people! That seems like a lot, no? I’ve never been to BM, so I don’t know how that works. Anyway, it sounds amazing. Yeah, obvs., if you want to do a Shibari Knots post for the blog sometime, I would be extremely down for that. Thank you a lot for the thought. I’ve never read Klosterman. Seems strange, but I just never have for no good reason at all. Sounds like I should? Good to see you, man, and love to you from Paris and me. ** S., Thanks. I like that term ‘smart cookie’. I guess it probably makes sense, but I can’t make sense of it, which is of course why I like it. Thank you. I’m jealous of your sentence construction and possibly of your sex life, ha ha. ** Chris dankland, Hi, Chris! No, I don’t know what ‘17776 Football’ is. I’m a bit out of it at the moment. Whoa, I just clicked over there for a second, and … whoa! Okay, I’m sold. Book marked and scheduled for devouring by the end of this weekend. Everyone, the unimpeachable Chris Dankland recommends an online ebook, and based on my quick glance it at right now, it looks completely insane and amazing, so may I suggest you join me in discovering the monster? It’s called ‘17776 Football’. It’s here. Yeah, that really looks like something special. Such great future of books and literature thoughts on your part. Grateful. That OPN album/soundtrack is very good. Really different than his more well known work, which I love a lot too. I really want to see that movie it soundtracks now. It won something at Cannes, I think. Take care, bud. ** Amphibiouspeter, Hi there. Thanks a bunch. No, I did not see that Shilpa Ray has a new single, but I will try to hear or get it by whatever means. Thanks for the tip. Oh, that rich and famous and also surf rock thing is there in LA, but it’s a super minor aspect of LA, which is basically just a gigantic disorganized impermanent sun-baked mess with infinite seeming new and secret areas/places. I know my being from there shaped me totally. People always say so. People often say I’m ‘so LA’. But I’m not entirely sure what that means. ‘Nog’ and Foucault being in proximity in your head is a very interesting idea that’s very hard to imagine into a coherent thing. Nice. Your play is done! Congrats! Super disorienting when things are done. I’ll take care of myself, and you too, for sure. ** Misanthrope, So, basically you’ve de-thickened your diet in a nutshell, it sounds like. Sweet potatoes are vegetables? Yeah, I guess so, but it seems like cheating or something. ‘You never eat vegetables.’ ‘Yes, I do, I sweet potatoes’. *audience laughs* Anyway, it sounds like your dietary change is definitely a move towards proper self-preservation, which is, duh, good! Unlike not calling the doctor. Dolt’s the word! ** Okay. Today’s post is just of those ideas that occur to me sometimes and that on certain occasions lasts long enough to become a blog post. You’re on your own. See you tomorrow.