p.s. Hey. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi, sir. As I probably said the last time you commented that, I wish I knew who Coral Browne is so I could get the joke. I did go to the Paris demo, yes. It wasn’t massive as Paris demos go, but it was very heartening. ** Steevee, Hi. Or when he only has small roles. The Brooks movie I would be very curious to see again because I haven’t seen it since its original theater release, and because no one seems to ever talk about it, is ‘Silent Movie’. Big congratulations on finding your actor! Whoo-hoo! Yeah, I pretty much don’t like anything Pink Floyd did post-‘Meddle’, although there’s something about parts of ‘Wish You Were Here’ I can kind of stomach, I think only because of the Syd Barrett affection thing. I don’t know anyone in NYC like that, but I’m happy to pass your shout-out along in case that helps. Everyone, Here’s Steevee. Please read this and respond if you can help him out at all. Thanks! Steevee: ‘Does anyone out there know any New Yorkers who would be willing to work for little money on a one-day shoot as cinematographers (if possible, doing their own lighting) and soundpeople, or editors after the shoot is complete?’ ** Jamie, Hi, … have I done Jamieroquai yet? Apologies in any case. I know the old Hammer horror films for sure, but I don’t know if I know the Hammer and Amicus anthologies. I’ll find out. Irresponsibly nasty is a feather in their conceptual bonnet. Or something. Oh, shit. You don’t have a friend with an appropriate laptop and a helping hand? the kleurs … yeah, I like it. ‘Kleur’ is a good word too. It has this nice quality of sinking in the middle. My weekend was … it had its moments. I hung out with this guy who was over here for fashion week that I didn’t really know well before, a model/writer/aspiring filmmaker, and it was great, and we had a very nice visit, so now I have new good friend. Cool how that works. Otherwise, I think I just worked on stuff and did the usual emailing and phone things to prepare for the film and a bit of wandering around. Not much. It was good. That conference you’re going to sounds interesting. Like technology in school or like education about technology or something else? I hope you found lodging. My week ahead will be heavily film project occupied. We have two days of auditions for roles in the film on Thursday and Friday, and there’s a lot to do to get ready for that. Hope your weekend stayed quiet in that way you liked. Love like acrobatics, Dennis. ** James Nulick, James! Oh, sure, I’ve definitely read manuscripts and been wowed. I guess especially when I was actively doing the LHotB imprint. So, yeah, I think I’ve shared what you’re feeling there. Good luck acing that cold. I miss NyQuil. They don’t have it over here. I always thought it as a wonder drug. No, the bank issue is still a big problem that I have to sort out right away. Zac is French, so of course he doesn’t have that problem. No connection at all between our film’s protagonist and the ‘God Jr.’ character. Actually, it was Zac’s idea to have him be handicapped. I have not read ‘Seventeen and J’, no. But I like Kenzaburō Ōe’s work a lot. Later, gator. ** Gary gray, Hi. I’m sure your investigation into conservatism will have a valuable pay off if it hasn’t already. I think Stephen O, who, as I’m sure you know, shares Sunn0))) with Atila, said they’re also doing some songs that aren’t on that album. I did the march here too, or watched it since it was more of a standing thing than a walking thing. It was hopeful too. Hope you liked ‘ZFE’, natch. Love, me. ** L@rstonovich, Hey, buddy! I’m just a bit insufficiently coffeed this mornig, and for a second I thought you were saying hi from Poland. The protests were pretty hugely hope-inspiring, for sure. Hope you’re doing great. What’s up in your world, if you like passing stuff along? Love, me. ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! Michael’s work is amazing, yeah. Yours does sound like a really nice weekend. Did you hear back from the leader guy? No, not a peep from that possible casting director, so I guess that’s not looking too good, unfortunately. Zac gets back from the USA today, so we’ll put our heads together and figure out what to do. I’m still weighing the title that I think I like for the dance piece, and I guess if I don’t sour on it, I’ll try it out on Gisele today or tomorrow and see if I’m on or off her wavelength. My weekend, which I kind of described up above, was nice. Nicely mostly quiet before an intense week I have ahead getting ready for the auditions on Thursday and Friday. Eek. Did the weekend transition into an equally cool Monday for you? ** Montse, Hi! Nice that Jekyll&Jill is still going. I’ll check out their website, assuming they’ve got one. It’s pretty cold here too, but not much wind. I pulled the giant, thick coat I bought to wear in Antarctica out of the closet, and now I feel toasty when I’m outside. But if I walk too fast, the toastiness get too toasty, and I get sweaty, which is the flaw, but it’s better. Homemade cinnamon rolls …. oooh, slurp … That Xet is one talented fella, isn’t he? Love, me. ** Bernard, Hi, B-ster! I liked your translation. It had a spirit or tension or something in the build and language that lead to an inaccessible original in that intriguing way but it was also yours. Good job. Ashbery’s translations are pretty great, I think. Thank you for your VP wisdom. I was hoping that would happen. How in the world did I not find that video/audio when I was making that post? Weird. No, I didn’t know that. Holy moly. Everyone, Bernard Welt respectfully requests that you add to your just expiring Vincent Price experience with this, which is called ‘vincent price – cooking small boys’, and it’s sexy as it sounds, so I’m thinking the majority of you guys are going to click that link, right? Regards from Paris where we’re next. ** Bill, Hi, Bill! Great to see you! Big envy on getting to see the Bruce Connor show. Missing that while it was on tour is one of my hugest 2016 regrets. Thoughts? ** _Black_Acrylic, Welcome back, Ben! Great to see you too, and I’m glad everything went so well at the festival! Did the introductory speeches get videoed and/or uploaded anywhere? Nice pix, thanks! Everyone, Go see some fotos from _B_A’s (Ben Robinson’s) just concluded, trumphant trip to Stuttgart where his superb project Art101 was shown at the Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media! ** Chris dankland, Hi, Chris! Thanks, man, re: VP. Well, yeah, I think you know I’ve been vegetarian since I was 16. As far as what I eat, someone once described his vegetarian diet of consisting of ‘anything that doesn’t have an asshole’, which would be a colorful but accurate way to describe mine. I eat dairy and eggs, which I guess makes me a ‘lacto-ovo’ vegetarian. I don’t eat any kind of fish or sea-life. I eat a lot of seitan and tofu and stuff to get the stuff that not eating meat removes. But I eat basically anything that wasn’t a sentient being. I go vegan every once in a while for a bit to get rid of the fats from dairy and stuff, but not very often. I recommend vegetarianism. I’ve been pretty healthy as a horse as they say my whole life, and there’s still tons of delicious, fantastic stuff to eat. Happy to say more if you want. You have an awesome day too! ** Misanthrope, I see your ‘duh’ and raise you another ‘duh’. Okay, I’ll just poke around on iTunes and youtube and stuff and see what O’Connor things I can find, targetting the tracks you picked out, Thanks, buddy. ** Okay. Today’s post is a sequel to an old post on my murdered blog called ’80 chandeliers’. That is all. See you tomorrow.