p.s. Hey. ** Wolf, Emma, my huggy bear! I think you might really like Eileen’s book. Even me, who thinks dogs are plenty great but am happy to observe them on rare occasion from a distance, felt, upon reading her book, the faults in my stand-offishness. I go to California on the 12th. Next month, dang, so close. Where are you going? Tons o’ love, me. ** David Ehrenstein, Very true and wise words, sir. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. That’s good, of course, but general embraces and attacks are easy to call your own. Let’s see all these converts really think it through and act accordingly. The Godard is ‘Grandeur et décadence d’un petit commerce de cinéma’, which sounds like it must be the film you mentioned. Interesting. It definitely paid off. No, about the Leyland Kirby album. I’ll go snag it, thanks! Do tell about the Dunne/Didion doc. Reviews! Everyone, you get a two-header of reviews to read from Mr. Steve Erickson today. First his review of the documentary ‘Dina’. Second, in Steve’s own words, ‘Here’s my second review for Gay City News this week, on Sean Baker’s excellent THE FLORIDA PROJECT (which is the only new release that seems capable of getting any press alongside BLADE RUNNER 2049)’. Here. I think you should do that post you suggested. Or you could pick the tracks/links you would want in that gig, and I will do the rest happily. ** Sypha, Hi, James. Yes, I know about those Duverts. I didn’t know they’re so short. How excellent! Shortness! Thanks, man. I needed a reminder to order them. Of course, knowing me, I don’t know ‘The Gap Cycle’. I’ll at least go see what it is. Good morning! ** MANCY, Hi, S. I hope there’ll be an opportunity for you to see his recent trilogy of short films. I suspect they’ll end up on a French DVD if not on Vimeo or somewhere. For some reason, I think you might especially dig them. ** Marcus Whale, Hey, Marcus! So nice to see you, man! Eileen’s a swell reader. I’ll be reading with her in a little over a week, and I’ve already requested to be the opening act ‘cos following her is asking for trouble. You good? What’s up? Love, me. ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! Cool, very happy that those books attracted you. Out of the frying pan and into the fire: the programmer from the Sundance Film Festival will be watching/considering our film today at some private theater in Paris. In fact, Zac and I have a meet and greet with him beforehand, and I’m already trying to figure out how to be charming. We won’t know if he/Sundance want the film for a while, and, like I said, I think that festival is a total long shot since they only show around 100 films and they get around 4,500 submissions. Anyway, it’s trippy to finish it yesterday and have it being judged today. I’m already used to the laptop’s clicking. It’s funny, I guess. Oh, cool, about the possible apartment! Gosh, I hope that, if you can live without a garden, it falls into your hands! What’s happening today? I have to finally buy my plane ticket, do the Sundance schmooze, and then have a big meeting about a project that I hope I will be green lit to talk about soon. ** Jeff Coleman, Hi, Jeff! Always a boon to get to see you! ‘Warewolff!!’ is awesome. I think you’ll love it. I’ll go see what ‘Amygdalatropolis’ is. Your description of it makes it sounds like an absolute must, obviously. Wow. Have awn awesome day, pal. ** Jonathan, Hi, J-ster! Thanks, man, it’s cool. I think we’ll save the cakes until a festival accepts it probably. Yeah, so happy about the ‘Eden Eden Eden’ reprint. Cool, cool, on your music front. I’m one of those odd birds who’ve never gotten the LCD Soundsystem love. One of these days, I guess. Oh, no, you got an SNES. Sweet! I still haven’t gotten a Switch. I still haven’t started playing the new Zelda. I’m a loser. Massive love and hugs coming back atcha! ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi. The new Shipley is great! It does seem like a foot fitting into a shoe re: your application. I hope the shoe knows that. Have big fun with your mom. ** Misanthrope, Thanks, G, it feels really good. Oh, man. somehow gets some high calorie zzz’s. You’re a pip to do that school thing for LPS. ** Liquoredgoat, Hi, D. The Myles book is a goodie, a sweetheart, trust me. The Longpre book is highly recommended too. Excellence start to finish. Your book! So soon!!!! Great!!!! Uh, yeah, that would be awesome. I probably won’t get to read it ’til a couple of weeks because I’m soon to head for a conference and maybe vacation, but it will sit on top of everything waiting around me. Big congrats! ** Right. I thought I would make the blog a utilitarian space today and provide some relief to those of you who have been desperately looking for fake meat. See you tomorrow.