p.s. Hey. New York Magazine/Vulture just published an article by the awesome Jason McBride about the making of Zac Farley’s and my film ‘Permanent Green Light’. There are a few inaccuracies in the article, two of which I feel a need to correct. (1) Zac directed ‘Like Cattle Towards Glow’; I didn’t co-direct with him. (2) The article says the main character is obsessed with killing himself, which is completely wrong. He’s obsessed with not killing himself. In the film that is a very key and important difference. Anyway, here’s the article if you want to read it. ** David Ehrenstein, Thanks, David, true. Nice Joes pic! ** Chris dankland, It is really good. I’m just finishing reading it now. William Blake: I’ve always thought he was cool. I never got wildly into his work, but I haven’t read him since I was quite young, and I think at the time it just wasn’t what I wanted to know or something. You’ve inspired me to go back to his stuff. Cool, thank you! Don’t sweat about the visuals in your work. Hey, I’m so not a visual artist and yet I feel the gumption to make gif fiction which is nothing but visuals. I think coming at visuals as a writer is nothing but a new way to use and see them. There is a giant ferris wheel near my place for certain periods of the year. It’s not there right now. It’ll be back in, I think, October. I have ridden it. It was cool, not scary at all, I think because the machine you’re sitting on/is is so big it feels rock solid beneath you? Or something. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. Wow, you did your research, excellent. Well, if you’re settled on the knife option, that’s all that matters, and, obviously, I don’t see that as potentially off-putting as you do, or I see any off-putting effect as potentially productive. Glad to hear you’re gathering your works for a book manuscript. You know I think that’s an excellent idea. Good luck with the organizing and everything else. Ah, you’re close to your parents but with many secrets. I don’t know if I was close with my parents but I certainly know the secrets part. Well, are you close enough that it would emotionally derail you if they have issues with the script? If so, if I were you, I wouldn’t show them. ** Bill, Hi. That’s some delayed jet-lag you’ve got there. Strange, or … strange? Well, ‘LS’ didn’t hold up for me, but, honestly, I wasn’t all that crazy about it when it came out either. ** MANCY, Hi, S! I do think ‘AI’ is definitely one of his best vis-a-vis my personal interest in what he does. ‘SL’ is still my fave. ** Tosh Berman, Hi, Tosh. Yes, I only found out yesterday from someone here that those other Duverts are forthcoming. It kind of reminds me of way back when the only Bataille books that were translated for a long time were ‘Story of the Eye’ and ‘Literature and Evil’, and then, semi-bang, the flood arrived. Robert Benchley! Wow, I haven’t thought about him in years, What a fresh idea to read him. Huh. I’m going to try to track down something by him myself. How interesting. Thanks, Tosh! ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! I look forward to de-mystery-ing that project soon. Yeah, it’s strange to be reading all the time about the ultra-horrifying sounding heatwave named Lucifer that’s rampaging in Europe and to be bundled up in coats and things here. We seem to have gotten extremely lucky. I hope the forecasters were right and that your heat will die a painful (for it) death today. No, since Zac is away and traveling, I doubt it will be possible to choose a music before he gets back on the 21st. But ideally we’ll be ready to as soon as he arrives. It sounds like you’re going to have a blast of a few days, and I hope my prediction is true and even modest next to the force of the blast. Have huge fun! I look forward to talking with you and hearing how everything went when your time is free again! ** Sypha, I don’t remember there being any fecal in ‘Atlantic Island’ but I can’t absolutely guarantee that because I could have breezed by it. Well, maybe going to a fucked up convention as your farewell to Weird Fiction would be an appropriate send off? ** Nicholas, Hey squared, N. Oh, you were making animation. I mistakenly thought you were going to watch some. That’s better. Nothing wrong and quite the opposite re: watching animation, of course. Sounds very promising, all of that, really cool. ** Nick Toti, Hey, Nick! Yes, yes, I found it, and I have now set up the post, and it will launch a week from tomorrow, so next Saturday. It’s really great. Not surprisingly, I got all caught up in his story and the videos and audio and links. I can’t imagine that not happening. Extremely interesting thing. Thank you so incredibly much for it. I’m really grateful and proud to have the opportunity to house it. Big up to you! ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. It’s always a massive mistake to downsize an amusement park. That is the road to ruin and failure. What are they thinking? Here’s hoping your big day today is super spectacular! Tell us and me all about it, if you don’t mind. ** Jamie, Yippie-yo-tie-yay, Jamie! My day was good. Prepping, work, leisurely hanging out with my visiting buddies. Quite sweet. I think we’ll be cool with on-the-spot tickets. You can buy them at the Louvre. To get to Parc Asterix, you take a chartered bus from the parking garage of the Louvre. The park’s located out sort of roughly near CDG. 45 minutes or so bus ride. Today: I’m waiting to hear when Gisele wants me at the rehearsal. Otherwise, see my visiting friends, I think. Enjoying the fall-like weather. Working a little. Stuff like that there. What’s your Friday doing? My apartment building has a flock of bats that live somewhere in the rafters or something and who do a lengthy swooping, circling dance piece in the courtyard every evening just after dusk. ** Jeff J, Hi, Jeff. Thanks, man. No, I haven’t seen the film. It was a made-for-TV thing (ARTE). It doesn’t look like it would be very good. I don’t think it’s on DVD or anything. Thanks about the article. I hope the doc fixed your eyesight up. Oh, I was hanging with Wolf and Marc Hulson yesterday, and we were talking about Cortazar (they’re big fans), and that reminded to say again that if you have those images for that Cortazar post you made way back, and that I no longer seem to have, and want to send them to me, I’d love to restore that post. Only if you want to and if it’s easy. ** Misanthrope, I think you might well like that Duvert novel. It was your birthday! Holy moly! Everyone, yesterday was Misanthrope’s 46th birthday! Please bang passionately on your desk or on your knees or something in honor, thank you! Aw, that party sounds very sweet. What a lovely co-worker. So it was a goodie of a b’day? You didn’t get melancholy about losing another year or anything, I hope? ** Matthew Doyle, Hi, Matt! Very good to see you! Thank you for the nice story about the studio visit. I do sometimes really miss my three year gig doing studio visits on the payroll there. I’m doing very well, thank you. Oh, wow, cool that you’re going to the NN conference! Oh, uh, I’m doing a reading at the conference with Eileen Myles, and that’s surely more than enough of me live for the SF area. Maybe in LA. I haven’t yet sorted what I’m going to do post-conference. I want to go to LA afterwards and hit as many Halloween haunted houses as possible, but I haven’t figured out if I can yet. If so, a reading, and with you, sounds pretty cool. I’ll have you let you know a bit later, though. Yucca Valley, nice, for lots of reasons. Your project looks very interesting via my quick glance via your link. I’ll look more carefully when I’m finished with this p.s. thing. I mean, I don’t know since I don’t yet know your piece, but your friend’s negative comment seems a little suspiciously agenda-inspired? Thanks again for coming and for everything else. ** Joseph, Hi, Joseph. It’s always morning when I’m here. Semiotext(e) seems to update their site at a very leisurely place. There’s a page about the book on their overlord/distributor MIT’s page. I think it was in the post. I hope you’re as well as can be too. ** H, Hi. Yes, you beat me to that book. I’m not quite finished reading it yet, but I think will be this weekend. I hear the film version is watered down and pretty meh. Those are four very good books you read there, obviously. Excellent that the social worker had helpful and productive help/advice for you. Very cool. Oh, it’s more than perfectly okay to reveal personal stuff here as you can tell. Great day to you! ** Okay. I decided to restore the post today because I like it. Whole story. See you tomorrow.