p.s. Hey. David Ehrenstein, Hi. First, Happy Birthday a day late! I hope you celebrated in some inimitable style. The idea that the art world is all about money only works if one doesn’t actually go to galleries and museums and look at work by younger or current artists. Most people only pay attention to how much art sells for at auction, and, if you only do that, you could think that’s true. But it’s nonsense. That’s like saying eating g food is all about money because expensive restaurants get more publicity than the local diner or the meals people cook. ** Ferdinand, My pleasure. Yes, very excited for the Carax. Friends and collaborators of mine advised and assisted on it a little. if you want to do a post on ‘Baise moi’, of course that’s more than okay. Thanks! ** Dominik, Hi, D! I have read ‘Milk Fed’, and I liked it. Are you reading or debating whether to? How are you, your life, editing, and so on? Is your pandemic situation getting any more freed up? Ha ha, how did you know I love off key singing? One of the reasons I love Elias Ronnenfelt’s singing so much is how often he doesn’t quite hit the note he’s trying for. It’s very exciting. And Siouxie Sioux too. She’s often slightly off-key, and it makes my heart pump. Love with awesome kissable lips that you are willing to kiss till your lips fall apart, G. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Ack. I was going to say shouldn’t they have anticipated that reaction but then this whole thing is so brand new. I hope they treat you like royalty in there, and that you get home quicker and more perfectly than anticipated. I look forward to hearing Il Discotto do his thang. Yes, obviously, link when it’s ready. And you got your beloved MRI-defying ABBA companions! Vibey love, me. ** wolf, Ah, shit, I really need to get in the habit of checking for late breaking comments, but for whatever reason I don’t I ever will get in that habit. Train noises … that’s enough to get me foraging, so I will when my obligations here are kaput. Aw, sweet of you to help those pigeons. Nah, the neighbour below threw a fit about all the pigeons hanging around waiting for the deluxe meals we were feeding them, and it’s apparently illegal to feed pigeons in France (?!?), so we had to stop. It was very sad. it took the pigeons months to stop coming to our window sill, finding it empty, and looking through the window at us with what we interpreted as deep confusion and disappointment. ** T, Hey! Those donuts I ate were literally the first donuts I had ever seen much less eaten in France that weren’t, as you so properly put it, anaemic little things. Yeah, uni studies will do that. Eat everything. I remember. But there’s the much hyped and vaunted future intellectual and life-enhancing payoff and all of that, or so they say. And, yeah, it’s not like the world is some amazing place right now where you’re missing out on astonishing fodder. That’s me talking to myself too, obviously. Make it through, and no doubt you will. Here’s to today, yours, mine. ** Jeff J, Hi, Jeff. I’ve seen Hammons’ work in museums and individual pieces in group shows, but not a bunch of it at the same time. There was a big survey show of his work in LA last year that I still ultra-regret missing. All I’ve heard is behind the scenes stuff about the production, which was very, very troubled for a while. Classic Carax. I know Gisele doesn’t like the puppet they ended up using. She had co-designed a puppet for the film, but Cara decided it didn’t pop enough. So, no, the film itself is as big a mystery to me as it is to ya’ll. ** Brian O’Connell, Oh my god, it is Friday, Brian! How the hell did that happen?! Thank you for the huzzah. Felt that. It shivered me timbers. Okay, I’m sold, I will check around for this compelling and mysterious ‘Tickled’ film today. Nice double feature there, needless to say. Today, me? A guy is Zoom-interviewing me about my work this afternoon. The great Puce Mary, who’s doing the sound/score for Zac’s and my new film, is applying for a artist residency in Paris — she’s Danish — largely so we can work together on the film, and I need too write a recommendation letter. And I’ll write something or other, I guess. How did your double feature impact you, if it happened as planned, or, if not, how did you bracket your single class? Bonjour! ** Right, Today’s post doesn’t need a intro really, or, if it does, tell me and I’ll do an afterword or something. See you tomorrow.