p.s. Hey. ** Armando, Look, John Waters is a very dear, old friend of mine. He’s also the kindest, most generous and wonderful person you could ever meet or know. And, in my opinion, he’s a great artist. If you had said ‘I don’t like John Waters, his films, etc.’, fine. If you launch a string of abusive epithets that attack him personally when you obviously don’t have a clue about who he is personally or what his morality, motives, actions, beliefs, and level of integrity are, and you clearly don’t, yeah, you sound foolish to me. If you are going to say things like you think they are, so am I. If you don’t like blowback, don’t use your comments to explode your hatred of people I know and/or admire in my direction. The comments/p.s. on this blog are conversational medium. If your side of the conversation is a bunch of violent, hotheaded rhetoric against someone I care about, then my side of the conversation is predetermined. Btw, if John owning a Gacy painting makes him horrible, I can only imagine the shit you’d say about me if you saw what’s in my archives. I said that you would like the Museum of Death because it was obvious from your comment yesterday that you would. But now your little anti-provocateur rant yesterday gives me pause because the MoD is quite probably the most blatant, self-consciously ‘in your face’ attempt to be provocative currently in existence. Lots and lots of sexual killer art. ** Chaim Hender, Hi. Interesting: Berlin vis-a-vis Babitz. With Berlin, you also get exciting, absolutely killer prose. Yeah, this place is curious that way. Pivate-ish for us and yet read by tons of silent people so totally not too. Very nice about the desert trip. One thing I miss about LA is the desert being 90 minutes away. And the electronic music workshop, ooh. Some envy from me right there. Awesome, obviously, that all kinds of your senses are being tweaked and heightened by being there. Sounds more and more utopian. Best of luck with those fellas. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. I have seen Ahwesh’s ‘She Puppet’. I had a Day devoted to her her late last year, but I cannot remember if there was any online evidence of that film that allowed me to include it. I agree that it’s something of a masterpiece. She’s a very good and unfairly overlooked director. I don’t know about Red Vs. Blue. I’ll investigate. Thank you for the link to Bonello’s list. Wow, what a curious list. Many excellent picks, and then ‘Death Proof’? Hm, I might have try that one again. I just didn’t see anything, not a single aspect of ‘Good Time’ that seemed out of the ordinary at all. I love top 10 lists as you know, so your listage will get at least one passionate reader. ** Sypha, Hi. I don’t know ‘Deus X’. I’m limited by being a 85% or thereabouts Nintendo-tethered player. I’ll look for evidence. I love the Delany quote. It’s very sparkly-eyed and sweet. ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! I’m not totally sure that it’s bilingual. I’ll let you know. Apparently there are yet more questions on their way to me, so I guess the magazine/book won’t be published for a while. Having had an insistent cold myself recently, much Vitamin C-shaped best wishes to Anita. No, ha ha, luckily I had begged off doing the Q&A when he first asked me. That would have been a little awkward. Will you be working at the actual Christmas fair itself as part of your job? Will your mom have a booth there? My day turned out to be busy, but it was good. The meeting with the producer went well. We’ve made some inroads into the worrying festival submission process, and we’re less worried now although still biting our nails. We won’t get an answer from the festival probably until early-mid December at the earliest. Oh, my poor fingernails. You’re working today, I imagine. I hope it goes well and that you survive it with flying colors. ** Jeff J, Hi, Jeff. Berlin is really excellent. Highly recommended. You won’t be sorry. Zac has never heard of Pierre Michon either. I haven’t had time to look into him yet. I’ll just go ahead and try to pick up ‘Rimbaud the Son’. Yesterday got away from me, but I think I can finally and happily indulge in your music today. Zac is still going over my draft of the partial film script. I wound up drafting up a fairly substantial proposed section of the film, so it’s taking time for him to go over it carefully. I think we’ll meet and talk and work with it in the next couple of days. I’m very interested to see what his thoughts on the visualisation will result in. He’s said what I proposed is very challenging in that sense, but that he’s excited to try to suss out how it can possibly work. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi. It’s a really excellent book. The next DCA show does look very interesting. Huh.I’d like to hear what and how that is, if you feel like it. ** Misanthrope, Hi, George. She is awfully good and really pleasurable to read too. Yeah, RIP David Cassidy. That’s very sad. Manson’s thing was pretty singularly ‘rich’ as serial killings go. It had rock music, famous victims, evil, deification, self-conscious theatricality, dastardly black humor, a cult, slogans, etc, etc. I can’t think of another serial killer whose murders also put on such a big show. Your Thanksgiving sounds potentially alright. I always forget about the football connection. The last time I did the whole family feast thing, I don’t think football was on its menu yet, which shows you how long it’s been since I did that deed. It’s tomorrow, isn’t it? Isn’t it always on a Thursday for some weird reason? ** Bill, I can see why a stressful state wouldn’t welcome Berlin’s stuff, yeah. ‘Killing of a Sacred Deer’ is on my list. Yes, people seem to be all over the place about it. Usually I can guess which side I’ll wind up on when the happens, but I’m strangely still a blank about that film. Have the finest Wednesday. ** Right. Had an idea, gave it a shot, was surprised to find that the internet was very happy to illustrate my idea, and today’s post was born. See you tomorrow.