p.s. Hey. ** Dominik, Hi, D!!!! Maybe Christians equate Metal with Satan or something and think Christian Metal bands are fighting fire with fire or something? I don’t know. Christianity has always been a total mystery to me. Gaspar might go to the cast/crew/friends screening of the ‘Jerk’ film next week, and, if he does, I’ll ask him. I visit the very, very few Emo social media sites that still exist once in a while, mostly because I like how they write in the forums, and there are a bunch of over 25 hold-out Emos on there. They tend to be very grumpy and mostly seem to want to tell the young Emos about the good old days and criticise them for being know-nothing sell-out frauds. Not pretty. You have the Maunz/Soto book! Mine is supposedly en route. It’s cool? Love finding me a friend or acquaintance who’ll go with me to see Vaginal Davis perform at the Pompidou tonight, G. ** David, Hi. Into every life, a little doom must fall. But I probably would have wiped mine too and suffered in silence. Oh, fuck, now I have ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’ stuck in my head. But I guess some good will come from it. Thank you for reading half of my book and being so kind about it. Friday = your oyster. ** Tosh Berman, I have not dissimilar memories when letting my mind dwell upon Les Disques du Crépuscule. Interesting: your script. No, I’m not into my books becoming films. And not only because that one, ‘Frisk’, was so terrible. (I had no say in that, you’re right.) I like that my novels are novels. I feel like they’re only meant to function as reading experiences. For a while Laika, the great animated movie company, had the rights to ‘God Jr.’, and they had very exciting ideas about how to adapt it, and I liked that, but it never happened. Otherwise, I always say no when people ask for the rights. I don’t mind when filmmakers want to make short films based on my short fiction for some reason. There’ve been a bunch of those. Anyway, that’s just my weird headspace. Your project sounds exciting. What is the process of you working with another writer on that like? ** Bill, Yeah, their stuff looked so cool. I thought Olivia’s ‘Suave’ title was appropriate. Yay! Your gig! Everyone, Mr, Bill Hsu recently did a concert with some cohorts under the rubric Bjll Dingalls in SF, and most of us couldn’t be there, and Bill’s music is awesomeness, and I’m happy to tell you that there’s now a video of said gig on YouTube that you can watch. Here. Great! Thanks for the wish about the producer meeting. I’ll need it. ** _Black_Acrylic, Excellent! Too happy? How is that possible? Too happy? We should all be so lucky. Thanks for the Kafka link. He’s always good for a picker upper. ** Misanthrope, It was Thanksgiving! Enjoy its continuing surroundings. Wow, Shai, that would be something. I should do a GoFundMe thing to raise enough money to hire a private detective to find all the long lost d.l.s if that wasn’t so extremely creepy of me to even consider. My weekend has possibilities, we’ll see. That Mercedes driving woman sounds very cool. ** T, Hi, T. I can see Les Disques du Crépuscule and a bath being good friends, it’s true, interesting. Hm, I guess I really like voices that are kind of broken and fucked up like, say, Gram Parsons or Elias in Ice Age or … people who can’t really sing well but do beautifully anyway. But I do like a really good rock shouter/crooner. Robin Zander of Cheap Trick is maybe my favorite singer ever. I’m not a big fan of Brussels, but I need to give it another try. Awesome: I love that Masao Adachi doc. It’s by Philippe Grandrieux, who’s an amazing director in general. Very nice score. I can’t think of how to describe my yesterday, so you’re right. Hope your Friday is a slippery slope. The good kind. xo. ** Jeff J, People I know are kind of evenly divided on ‘Titane’. I don’t know anyone who loved it. I was talking to a friend last night who said they liked it, but they just thought of it as stupid, fun roller coaster. Giselle did say she liked it, but she didn’t say that with any passion. I think the Dash Snow doc is only on MUBI. (Well, I saw it on soap2day. Do you know that site? It has the vast majority of films that get released there viewable for free.) Ryan Trecartin has a Vimeo account where a lot of his recent videos are housed and watchable. He’s such a genius (if you ask me.) Thanks about the producer meeting. Hopefully the very least the glass will be half or, dare I hope, 3/4 full, but we’ll soon see. ** Okay. I decided to stack up 111 crowds with a certain amount of thought and care and see what happened, and what you see up there is what happened. See you tomorrow.