p.s. Hey. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. See: _Black_Acrylic’s answer to your question in yesterday’s comments if you haven’t. That is an obscure Robert Altman movie. ** Sypha, Yeah, I think Tool and Taylor Swift are currently battling for the #1 spot on the Billboard chart. What a world. Wow, yes, that shrine. Cool. I wonder if I still have that photo. Guess I must. The shrine no longer exists in that form, but the elements and keepsakes are still preserved in LA. I should rebuild it in Paris. Thanks, man. ** Bill, According to the current status reporting from a hurricane vs. Mar-a-Lago potentiality chart that some weirdo is doing and updating every few minutes, they are not going to have much of a meeting, tragically. Thanks about the slaves. I thought it was quite an exceptional bunch. I hope the distractions held their own vis-a-vis the obligations. ** alex rose, Alex! Hero and god, seriously! Hi, man! So sweetness filling to see you. Your blog is back?! Cool, I’ll rush over there as soon as I rush out of here. I’m good. Stuff’s pretty good. Head cold, but okay. Absolutely in agreement with you that the long hair boy is a plinth readymade. You build the plinth, I’ll kidnap him. Big love to you too! Can’t wait to see you again the next time! ** Steve Erickson, I think the hurricane starts doing whatever it’ll do to Florida tonight or something? I read that you could walk faster than it’s moving. I like the Blanck Mass album too. Very clever and growing steadily on me. If Tool had even the teeniest-weeniest sense of humor, it would make their stuff a teeny-weeny bit better. I was so saddened when The Criterion Channel announced/realised that it couldn’t be an international platform like they originally announced. Grr. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Not only is Josie Heavenly obnoxious, aggressive and a racist etc., he’s also, in his comments, a whiny, wussy pity Patty. Worst slave ever? ** Armando, Hi. Well, yeah, that’s a more raisable budget, I would think. The shooting schedule is where most of the money goes, i.e. paying actors and crew and everybody to keep them around and working, or at least it did in PGL’s case. That’s why we had to shoot it in 12 days even though it needed 3 weeks and even though we managed to do it that fast. I skipped the Re:Voir event just because I was too headlong into novel work. They have screenings quite often, so I’ll go to the next one. Thanks about my novel. I just finished it yesterday, or rather an incarnation of it. Now I have to ask a trusted person to read it, and then I’ll know better whether it’s finished or almost finished or a disaster that ain’t going nowhere. It could be any of those. Fingers crossed. Norman Mailer? I only like the really early stuff: ‘The Naked and the Dead’, ‘Advertisements for Myself’, maybe ‘Of a Fire on the Moon’. You? Today: Reread my ‘finished’ novel to be sure, get my head into TV script re: editing, … You? ** Okay. I restored this old, silly post because I like it. So there. See you tomorrow.