p.s. Hey. Today on DC’s the writer, musician, multi-stripe talent, and d.l. Jamie has built a beautiful pole for you. Please let your eyes slide down and up it and see what happens. You’ll be very glad. And of course please be the lovely, attentive people you are by shedding some related words to Jamie himself in your comments today. Thanks. And even meatier thanks to you, Jamie. ** Keathnaos, Hi. Your KK-related reverie is much appreciated. Well, that’s obviously nothing but sunny side up that you’re loving Athens. What did I know? And I was young(er) and full of mettle. Continue that! ** Steve Erickson, Hi. Happy and interested to hear you like ‘Zama’ a lot. It’s the film I’m most dying to see. I love Martel’s work. The sales agency that is handling ‘PGL’s’ international sales and distribution hunting is doing the same for ‘Zama’, and they keep promising to link me up with the screener and still haven’t. Luckily, ARTE is absolutely nothing like HBO, as far as I can tell. They’ve only done this three-episode series deal twice before, and one of the two series was Bruno Dumont’s ‘P’tit Quinquin’, so, in theory, they’re pretty into the adventurous. We’ve met with the people who will be supervising and editing the script with us, and they seem smart and open and cool. ** David Ehrenstein, R.I.P. Stephane Audran indeed. Very sad news that. TV over here is full of tributes. They know a big loss from a loss over here. ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! Glad you liked it. Kinkel is a very fascinating and unique teen school shooter. One of the very hardest to figure out, internally complicated, hard to pin down. My back is very slightly better today. It had better start speeding up its improving though because I have an 11 hour flight on Saturday, and sitting for extended periods is the worst thing I can do to it. Yes, it is exciting about the TV project. Hopefully ARTE will like what we’ve written and won’t want us to normalise it. It’s hard to tell what they’re expecting it to be, but they know Gisele’s work, and mine too presumably, so we’re assuming they don’t expect a sitcom or police show or something. The only good thing about the tag ‘true crime’ is that I immediately know what you mean when you use it. But fuck about your fainting internet. Why does that happen? Can that not be actually and fully fixed? Yesterday I had that meeting with Zac and Gisele. She’d gone ahead and read all three episodes, so we ended up talking about and working on all of them, so that was good. Now we’re making changes, and we’ll have one last meeting tomorrow, and then the whole series script should be finished and ready to turn in on Friday at long last. Otherwise, I tried not to bother my back too much. I found out that Interview Magazine is going to run a piece on ‘Permanent Green Light’, I’m not sure when, but that will be very helpful. That was pretty much my day. How was yours? Is your internet back up to speed for one thing? ** Bernard, Hi, B. Ha ha. The dummy in the series is kind of scary, but more like, oh, Hervé Villechaize or Red Skelton are scary. At the moment I think there are about 28 seconds of classic uncanniness in the show. Not bad considering the whole thing will be 150 minutes +_/-. That is hard to imagine, yes. Asheville, nice. No France, not nice but understandable. Jonathan Williams! What are you reviewing? There’s some new or reprinted book of his or one about him or something, isn’t there? Great to know people are interested in paying attention to him again. He was in Little Caesar at least once. Is Thomas Meyer still around? I’ll devour your Medium thing. Everyone, the eminent Bernard Welt has written something on Medium that you can and obviously should read, and it’s called ‘AT HOME WITH THE SANTORUMS’, and, not having read it yet, I’m taking a wild guess that one of the Santorums is Rick? Go there. ** Wolf, Ah-oooo! The ARTE thing will be contracted up and signed tomorrow barring yet another hold up. We’re supposed to get the first installment of our payment upon signing, so that had better be the case. Second installment is on delivery. And then the rest comes incrementally. Um, the problems and delays with the payment are not typical, I don’t think, but it would take me paragraphs to explain why that process has been so maddening. Well, you can order the American Lynne Tillman book through Amazon or wherever, no? Damn that we’ll both be Stateside and yet so many thousands of miles apart. You should bump into Lynne if you can. Say you’re my pal. She’s my old pal. She’s great. You guys will like each other. ** _Black_Acrylic, Thanks, Ben! We’re trying to convince ARTE to shoot the series in English with French/German subtitles both because we’re writing it in English and because that would create a better possibility of it being shown in the UK and US. And also because our lead actress is German and speaks perfect English but would need to quickly learn French to do the part. They’re not against the idea, but it would be unusual, and my guess is it’ll probably have to be shot in French. ** Jesse, Hi, Jesse! Welcome! I’m excited to hear your track. I’ll get over there as soon as I finish this. Everyone, visitor Jesse has a music project called Liebestod who has a track called ‘The Most Important Thing In The World’ that is an edit of Kip Kinkel’s confession, scored. Keep the Kinkel fires burning and go listen to it. Thanks a lot for turning us on to that. You’ll be at the Art Center thing? Cool. Take care. ** JM, Hi. So is that McElroy book actually in the pipe, or in the launching area of the pipe? Sounds like your chlorinated water tome is going to be well worth the hype my imagination is spinning around it. ** Okay. Please luxuriate visually in Jamie’s creation until further notice, thank you. See you tomorrow.