p.s. Hey. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, B. Happy you were happy to see it again. Thanks for the alert about her name change. Is there any interesting reason for the change? Ah, Play Therapy to the rescue! Everyone, Yesterday’s guest-host with the most _Black_Acrylic isn’t done with us yet happily. His life-giving and addictive podcast Play Therapy is –and here I begin to quote him — ‘online here via Tak Tent Radio! Ben ‘Jack Your Body’ Robinson rings in 2022 with Italo, Peruvian tape experiments and even some Ballardian Ambient sounds too.’ Seriously high recommendation to click that ‘here’. ‘Peruvian tape experiments’, whoa! Have a fine weekend, sir. ** Dominik, Hi!!! I think Pfizer and Moderna are equivalent, yeah. I hope you sail through your third shot a la me. The show was wonderful to see last night. It’s such a strange, ambitious piece. It’s from 2010, which isn’t that long ago, but it’s sad how people don’t make trippy, huge spectacle-style theater like that anymore. It felt very fresh, and I felt proud, so it was a good night. I had to google to see if “Deadly Dentists” was a real thing, and it is! Crazy. Crazy that such a show got greenlit. I’ll go get some popcorn somewhere. Thanks! Monday’s my birthday, and some friends and I are doing dinner to mark the occasion, and I really want to eat Ethiopian food for some reason, and I don’t know of a good Ethiopian restaurant in Paris, so all I ask of today’s love is that he write an entirely believable TripAdvisor rave review of an Ethiopian restaurant in Paris to help me out, G. ** David, Hi. I had to walk through a shopping center/mall last night to get to the theater I was heading for, and how strange and depressing those places are now. It needed you dancing, for sure. Glad your test was predictably neg. Now you’re free and have a whole weekend to decimate. And you did? ** David Ehrenstein, Ah, Jarry, gotcha, now it makes sense. Yes, RIP Sidney Poitier. What a giant and impressive actor/figure he was when I was young. And Bogdanovich. I’ve been meaning to rewatch ‘Saint Jack’ recently for some reason. I quite liked it at the time. ** David Fishkind, Hi, David. Lucky you vis-a-vis the snow. Even though I don’t have the shoes for it. I’m honored that ‘Period’ had an effect on your work. Thank you for the links. I’ll dig in thoroughly. Oh, I knew Logue, or, rather knew of it. I never actually had a copy. Impressive people in it. I’ll get myself an issue or two. Oh, you’ll send me one? Thank you! Yes, I’ll email you my mailing address today. Understood about the head- and heartache of getting a book published. There are so many really good smaller presses these days; surely one or more would realise a boon when they read your mss. The first time is tough but then it gets easier for the presses and for you or else you understand the ropes of the process and resign yourself to them or something maybe? My coffee isn’t doing me its usual favor this morning for some reason either. How annoying. Have a lovely weekend if possible! ** Misanthrope, I do indeed know Ben is ace. Chilling sounds like just the ticket. Yeah, I think it’s totally possible that I got Covid or Omicron or whatever and never knew it. Yury had it, so that would make sense. What a world. ** Jack Skelley, Jackster! Yes, god, the Butthole Surfers live in that era were kind of unbeatable. I saw a show by them on the ‘Locust Abortion Technician’ tour that is a top five best gigs ever. Dude, I will see you in mere hours from now, and probably minutes from the time you see this. ** l@rst, Hi, bud. Despite my no rereading thing, I would love to reread ‘IJ’ one of these days. Weekends don’t tend to be that special for me: blog day off, remember to buy cigs and food on Saturday since things actually close here on Sundays, … uh. Like that there. You have anything giant planned? ** Brian, Hey, Brian. Indeed he does. Right, 411. 911 is ‘911 is a Joke’. Duh. Trippy stagecraft is no small thing. Chandelier-based or whatever. The Gisele/me piece I saw again last night has this 25 or minute huge, roiling fog sculpture in the middle of it that was designed by the great Japanese fog sculptor Fujiko Nakaya that is really mind blowing. It’s just a technical trick, but its effect is really something. So, yeah. Gisele’s and my piece ‘Crowd’ is coming to NYC (at BAM) but not for a while yet. Good old Hitchcock. Your brother is cool. I’ll check around for that manga. My friends and I were just talking about how great ‘Paris Spleen’ is last night. My Friday was mostly seeing ‘TIHYWD’ and the trek to get out to the theater. And a little work and this and that. No big, but solid. I hope your weekend blows your mind even if it’s only on a technical level. ** Okay. There are few things I love more in the world than fireworks packaging. Why, I don’t know, other than what seems to me to be their obvious wonderfulness. And I haven’t indulged this love on the blog in several years, so it seemed high time. I strongly advise you to search yourself to find your inner, lurking fireworks packaging geek because otherwise you won’t have a great time around here this weekend. So, please do your best in that regard, and I will see you on Monday.