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p.s. Hey. ** Misanthrope, Hey, temp. Londoner. Happy you made it in three full pieces. Yeah, so sad about Nicholas. He was a fireball. Ah, you’re seeing ‘Crowd’, cool. It changes pretty much every night in subtle ways, but it was in great shape when it played here last week. Hope you dig it. How are your adventures going? ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. I just don’t express my opinion on social media. For me it seems pointless, and I don’t have any urge to publicise my opinions. I save my opinions for IRL, friends and people I can look at and interact with and actually talk thoughtfully with, and here on the blog to some degree since, very miraculously considering its online locale, this remains a place where people treat each other with respect and curiosity and thoughtfulness. ** Dominick, Hi! I get to see you again so soon, very cool! I’m good. My week? Uh, finally finish the French film script today and send it to our producer. There’s a big event/screening of the latest Godard film in a festival here, so that. Work on my new gif novel. The TV series script is submitted to ARTE now. If they want changes, which hopefully they won’t, we’ll do them. Otherwise we’re in the clear until the episodes are translated into French, and then we’ll have to carefully go over them to get the French perfect. So I’m free of that fucking burden for the moment. Oh, sure, I also definitely have read novels and though, wow, I wish I’d gotten there first, or I wish I had the talent, etc. to write something like that. It’s a rare and great feeling for sure. I guess that feeling can make writers feel inadequate, but I think it’s just inspiring, i.e. (to myself) ‘I can be better than I am, work harder.’ Yes, the connection with you and Poppy is pretty interesting, right? I’m so happy you’ve made that deep connection. You probably know that Daniel Johns (and Silverchair) are shiny disguised characters in one of my novels, ‘Guide’. As is Blur, especially bassist Alex James. But, in AJ’s case, he had a meltdown about my use of him in the book whereas Daniel Johns loved it and thought it was hilarious. Cool seeming guy. I hope you have the best week too! Love, me. ** Sypha, Hi, James. Obviously, I’ll wait until I’ve seen ‘It 1’ before I see ‘It 2’, if I do. Ah, so you did decide to do a Sypha Nadon LP as the 50th. Perfect choice, I’m sure. Ha, your life is about as edgy as mine if not more so, pal. ** Brendan, Hey, big B! Yeah, the work looks fucking great. And the photos too, yes, for sure, if I didn’t say so already. Feel rightfully high, man. ** _Black_Acrylic, Very happy you liked the films ands that they proved to be associative. Excellence all around about The Call 3! ** Steve Erickson, Hi. Oh, right. Hm. Maybe I got confused and it’s a series they were recommending. I’ll figure it out. Yep, that ‘Slave Play’ noise is part and parcel. I remember reading about that controversy. Jesus. The world. ** Bill, I think ‘MS’ played at SF Cinematheque recently if I’m not mistaken. That Art Ensemble of Chicago recreation sounds lovely, actually. Bon day! ** Grant Maierhofer, Hi, Grant! Cool, it’s up! Everyone, The awesomest writer Grant Maierhofer’s new novel ‘Drain Songs’, which I hugely recommend, is imminent, like ultra-imminent. And I think you can check its details out and order it if you go here. Take it easy and excitably, man. ** Okay. Today the blog attempts to get you in the Halloween mood via a combination of your eyesight and taste buds. Have a favorite horror cake? See you tomorrow.