p.s. Hey. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Stevie Smith, interesting. We’ve been in touch about the PGL thing, and thanks so much! ** Tosh Berman, Hi, Tosh. I figured that you had known Ed one way or another. Yes, David is a super champ to put together that book. Ed’s work really needs to be out there and living. ** Bill, Hi, B. The Paris Ass Book Fair, you know, it was nice. Cool atmosphere. Most of the people sharing/selling their zines and books and things are kind of all doing slight variations on the same thing: juxtaposing somewhat edgy photos of cute alterna-trendy guys in collection form, so there was a sameness, although always sweetly and enthusiastically intentioned. Some exceptions. My friend Florent does this quite outstanding queer zine called Congrats! and was there with a new issue. The best bookshop in Paris, After 8, was there with a lot of great books. A few other highlights. No excellent stories, but a pleasant thing. Oops, the tempo, the scrambling, but that’s exciting, but that’s easy for me to say. Awesome! ** Kai, Hi, Kai! Yeah, it’s a great, must-have book, I think. I’m hoping we’ll have the Berlin PGL thing locked down in the next several days. Waiting for date and confirmation. No, Jürgen Brüning had nothing to do with this film. It was produced by a French production company, Local Films. Jürgen produced our first film, ‘Like Cattle Towards Glow’, and that was the end of that. Bon Monday, man! ** Misanthrope, Great! You won’t be sorry if you get his book, trust me. So interesting about your phobias. I used to know someone who was deathly afraid of dolphins and whales. Even a drawing of them would give her a nervous breakdown. I think my only phobia is extreme heights, of being in outer space. Especially space walks. Just thinking about them can give me a panic attack. Whenever I’m watching a movie that takes place in outer space, I have to grip the arms of my chair, and I get cold chills and vertigo. I think that’s all, phobia-wise. That I can think of. Well, sweet deal about the doc appointment and the new doc. Great news, man! ** politekid, Oscar! Hey! So cool to see you! Zac and I were just talking about you and wondering how and what you’re doing the other day. Wait, reading in a bookshop is an infraction? What kind of … wow. Good riddance? Is that okay to say? You’re going to do till work at the Tate Modern? That does sound intense in a kind of energy-involving way, but the prospect does cause a level of excitement. Maybe I’m giving ‘Tate Modern’ too much coolness, but, yeah, me, I’m into that job of yours. If you remember, report on what it’s like. Because I’m interested and can’t quite imagine what that’ll be like. Oh, shit, yeah, do whatever to ward off depression. Don’t go there. That’s no good. I’ve had terrifying nightmares pretty much every night of my life, but the good thing is, I don’t remember them except for about a second after I wake up. Anyway, I seem to be okay (if, yeah, weird) despite that, if that’s any consultation. Great about the two new scripts! I mean, I’m me, but they sound fascinating, and, yeah, ideally the staging and props issues aren’t yours, for better or worse. Man, I hope one or both of those gets green lit when the time comes. When do you hear about the competition result, fingers ultra-crossed? And, wait, the sound installation text. That’s exciting. Where is the installation? How do I find the instagram advert? (I’m not on instagram, but I can peek). I have this idea that I’d like to get to London to see some stuff like the Kathy Acker retro and maybe the Charlie Fox curated shebang and, if so, maybe the timing will be apt for your thing too? Yeah, I wrote about art for a long time. I was, and I think still am, a Contributing Editor of Artforum, although I haven’t written for them in over a decade. Some of the art writing stuff is in this book of my essays/journalism called ‘Smothered in Hugs’, and the rest is in old issues of art magazines like Artforum, Parkett, and others. That’s very nice of the Cabinet guy — Martin? — to say. Man, really, so good to see you! Let me know more when you feel like it. Take good care, and I hope all those things-in-waiting blossom. Blossom? Yeah, why not, blossom! ** _Black_Acrylic, It’s a wonderful book. Worth pre-ordering. Nice about the serious progress on The Call’s public face. I’m only on Facebook, but I’ll try to remember to check the Twitter feed, or … isn’t there an easy way to share one’s Twitter feed on Facebook? I feel like people in my feed do that a fair amount? ** James, Hi. Saw your email in my box. I’ll get to it pronto. ** Jeffrey Coleman, Hi, Jeff! We just became friends on Facebook, which is odd because I thought we already were. Huh. Hope stuff’s way cool on your end. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. Yeah, what’s that saying … ‘cross that bridge when I come to it’? America’s good at facile statements. Actually, the French are too. I don’t think I’ve seen Penny Lane’s films, but I’ll try to rectify that absence. ** Okay. I thought I would give all of you what I hope will be charming break of a post today. See you tomorrow.