p.s. Hey. ** Shane Christmass, Hi, Shane. I got the pdf, thanks so much. ** Sypha, If you see this, I hope you’re enjoying your vacation to the max. ** David Ehrenstein, Yes, the earthquakes, wow. Luckily it was further afield than the Northridge one. ** Misanthrope, Happy to the post did Colby good. Okay, yeah, sounds like you just lucked yourself into a bonified home away from home. Sweet. LPS sounds like he’s being what I have learned is himself. ** Bill, No one I know, including my pal Joel, the keeper of my LA pad, had any damage whatsoever, just a spooky thrill. So that thing you found is … art? Couldn’t quite tell. The heat went down this morning, so it was a semi-hotty of a weekend, but it’s over now. Saw Ariana Reines. She’s here for a few days doing readings and stuff. That was nice. That’s a much better video of the Saeborg piece, yeah. What a weird, cool piece. I have to go find more of her work. Thanks, B. ** Natty, Whoa, hi there, Natty! I think I should be here when you are, barring the very unexpected, and, yes, a meal with you guys would be very, very awesome! Keep me up on your arrival and location and so on, and we’ll sort it. Great! ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. I hope the jab today holds a bloomer. That book looks curious. I like the cover. Is it sitting well so far? ** Martin Bladh, My great pleasure, of course, and I look forward to getting my hands and eyes on the thing itself. Thanks a lot! ** Dominik, Hey, D! Zac’s been away for week, and he’s supposed to have been going over the translation with the veritable fine toothed comb, so hopefully we’ll meet and polish the script ASAP and get it our producer at long last. Hm, yeah, I guess it would be hard to gauge the dynamics of the venue in terms of how the sound will come off without at least doing a tech rehearsal there. Hm. I guess the prerecorded option is the safe bet, but … you could just dare yourselves and go for it? Hm. Have you decided? I think the plural of p.s. is p.s.es, or that’s what I always type, and Spellcheck doesn’t underline it in red when I do, so … maybe? Thank you for the good wishes. Yes, it’s pretty strange and rough around here at the moment. To explain very briefly, this woman who’s a very good friend and collaborator and performer — she’s in Gisele’s and my pieces ‘Crowd’ and ‘The Ventriloquist Convention’. And, most relevantly, she’s the star of our TV series (in fact, the show is based on/built around the character she created and performed in ‘TVC’ and was written to accommodate/exploit her particular and special skills as a performer/ ventriloquist). Anyway, she was diagnosed with serious cancer about a month ago, right before we did the test shooting of three scenes from the show that are required by ARTE before they green light the series. We did the shoot, but it was difficult. The doctors told her that her cancer was very treatable and that she didn’t even need to do chemo. So everything looked good. But a week ago Friday her health just suddenly and unexpectedly plunged, and she went into the hospital. She died on Saturday night. 39 years old, two kids, amazing person. So not only is there the personal impact of her death, but the TV series is now in total limbo, and we’re not sure what’s going to happen. So it’s a thoroughly rough situation both emotionally and for the work. It’s a longer, more complicated story, but that’s the basic thing. I’m sorry for that darkness. Lots of love to you too! ** Matt, Hi, Matt! Welcome! I’m very happy that the post helped you out. Thanks a lot. ** Steve Erickson, Oh, I see. I’ll try to see the film. And the documentary too if possible. I hear you on American health care. I hope your call with them brought the best news possible. ** Armando, Hi, man. Good to see you! All thanks to Martin and Karolina. I hear you, man. I just do everything possible to stay from that blather and hysteria and bullshit. I just find it taxing and depressing, and the internet magnifies it until it feels like the end of world instead of a clique of loudmouthed nihilist assholes, and I’m into the future, and I just don’t find any value in checking into that stuff, so, yeah. But it’s scary shit, no doubt about it. Hang in there, and take good care of yourself! Hugs from me. ** Okay. I think the post itself does all the work it needs today. See you tomorrow.