p.s. Hey. ** JM, Hi. The whole world is a writer’s oyster, no? I’ve always treated it like that. ** David Ehrenstein, Happy birthday (a day late, I guess) to the Queen! ** Robert Siek, Hi, Robert! I’m excited to read it. Your book, that is. It looks great. Wonderful that you’re reading at Book Soup! It’s a great store, one of the biggest of the biggies of the long time indie bookstores, so that’s an excellent gig.It is just down the street from the Whisky-a-Go-Go and also the Viper Room, whatever that is nowadays. You’ve never been to LA? Wow. It’s, as you’ve no doubt heard, a giant, sprawling place that I personally love to bits. Where are you staying? The east Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Echo Park area is very cool for hanging. Do touristy shit. It’s good for that. As Tosh said, if you saw his comment, you should be okay with Uber or Lyft although be prepared to use it a lot because it is a very spread out place. Thank you so much for the great words about PGL. That really means a lot. It was really nice to get to glimpse you even briefly at the screening. You have a really festive end of year too. Enjoy every morsel! ** Steve Erickson, I read a little something about that guy, yeah. There’s a lot of that sort of thing in South America especially, I don’t know why. Eek, horror, on the accidental erasing. I might have mentioned this before, but that sort of same thing happened to me when I interviewed Leonardo Di Caprio long ago. There were bits recorded, but big gaps. I realised that immediately afterwards, and, by some miracle, my memory was so fresh that I just sat down wrote out the interview’s in between the bits from memory, and I’m pretty I remembered correctly, or at least Leo’s people never questioned the printed interview, so … ** Marcus, Hi! A very warm welcome back! Nice, working for Mr. Durbin and on Kevin, and great about the bunch of writing you’re doing. Sure, I’d be happy to be interviewed by you. Thank you! I’ll email you today so you’ll my email address. Take care, and, yeah, look forward to chatting. ** Nik, Hi, Nik. Wow, I missed a wad of comments yesterday for some weird reason. Good, great that you’re free now to devote yourself to the main thing albeit warily. Sure, Conjunctions is a great magazine, arguably the USA’s best lit. journal even. It has published a bunch of the best writers there are. Excellent that you’ll be interning for them. Certainly a worthy place to intern in theory. Mm, no, I’ve never worked for a lit. journal, I don’t think? No. I’ve published my stuff in journals, obviously, but that’s it. So I don’t know how that is, and I’ve never been published by Conjunctions, so I’m just a look-loo re: them. Hopefully the people you work will be cool. I’m guessing you’ll read a lot of submissions and filter them for the higher up editors? Is Brad still the editor? He must be. Sounds good, man. Do keep me posted about the films/screenings. We’re supposed to give a finished script for the series to our producers by Monday, so we are in a serious work crunch mode to get the script finished this weekend. I’m pretty fried right now and working day and night. Happy Thursday! ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Did that documentary about Shaye Saint John get finished? I can’t remember. I think so? Enjoy the holidays at home. ** Misanthrope, I think being Timothy C’s friend is pretty up there on the ambition scale, ha ha. I haven’t seen the ‘Krampus’ movie for no good reason, but I think Gisele told me it’s pretty dumb ass but a lot of fun. Man, keep a close watch on yourself until you get that med back in your system. Don’t do anything crazy like get head-to-toe cosmetic surgery or anything. ** Okay. Since the big, arguably made-up dude’s arguably made-up birthday is the reason why we all have Xmas trees and will be festooned with wonderful gifts in a few days, I thought I should give him a Day that he deserved, and that’s it right up there, right in front of your eyes. See you tomorrow.