p.s. RIP Daniel Johnston ** David Ehrenstein, Happy to have made the introduction. ** Bill, Hi. Me too, busy, still in the saddle, barely, but in it. I thought ‘High Life’ was truly awful, for the reasons you mention and more. I think it was my worst film experience of last year. Well, that and that massively overrated Safie brothers film. Which also starred the never-not boring Robert Pattinson. Yeah, what in the world was Denis thinking? ** Brendan, Indeed about Robert Frank. Wonderful filmmaker too. Oh, yes, when Google killed my blog they killed my email address too. My new email is: email@example.com. Can’t wait to see the works! ** _Black_Acrylic, I’m very glad you found her films interesting. Thank you. Yeah, obviously, it sounds like a great idea for you to do a tete-a-tete with her. I hope it happens. ** Armando, Hi, man. Yes, very sad news about Daniel Johnston. So great. ** KeatonGoesFishing, If you catch a manatee, throw it back. So, I really, like your songs. All of them. They’re like ‘Suitcase’ GbV but evil. Love the sonics. Really like the lyrics, maybe especially in ‘Boy Song’. And in ‘Drag Song’. But, yeah, I like them all. Perfect lengths, obviously. Thanks a lot for letting me imbibe, man. I sometimes wish Halloween scared me rather than just turned me into a wide-eyed super nerd. Even when I was so young that getting scared by stuff was de rigeur, I was all about the merch. Realist can be okay. More than okay even. With, yes, the right sauce, I guess. May I suggest Alfredo? I have a feeling that even one bite of a Candy Korn Oreo will be three bites too many but I want to know. If you bite one first, report please. ** Misanthrope, My pleasure. Hope the sack let you hit it the moment you struck. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. That’s for damned sure. I did see that you bailed on Twitter, and I’m not on there and barely ever look at it, but when I do, and whenever I hear anything about it, it just sounds like ugliness incarnate. Whoa, great about the Bressons. Is that official and sanctioned? Doubt it. They keep saying that there’s a new struck print of ‘FNoaD’, but I saw the supposed new print at the Cinematheque last year, and it was definitely not new, just less fucked up than the usual ones. ** Corey Heiferman, Glad you were interested in her films. Oh, very nice about that new theater. Very nice indeed. The editing supervision: We are, by necessity, having to the edit the test footage we shot of the TV series to give to ARTE even though the actress was dying of cancer at the time and gave an understandably very wrong, dark performance of something that’s supposed to be a weird comedy. But they need to see what the show is going to be like, and that’s all we have to show, so it’s a tough situation because what was shot was not at all like the show is going to be. So that’s what’s being done. Gisele its doing that with an editor. She has called Zac and me in twice to give our opinions. We keep trying to get Gisele to do her best to edit in such a way that it will at least remotely resemble the kind of, I don’t know, ‘I Love Lucy’ on acid thing that it will be, and she keeps wanting to make it look like a lost episode of ‘Twin Peaks’, which is not what the show will be. So we again urged her to try to make it resemble what the show will be like, since that’s the ‘trailer’s’ entire purpose in existing, and she keeps wanting to do what she wants to do and not what’s required, and it’s her call ultimately, but I fear she’s asking for trouble since ARTE has yet to give us the official green light to go ahead and shoot the series. So there’s an overly long explanation of what’s going on. This TV show project will be great, but it’s just been one hell upon another to create. Okay, I’ll check next time I’m near that deli in the Marais, and if they miraculously offer that treat, I’ll let you know. I’ll even take a photo. ** Right. Today is … well, you can tell. See you tomorrow.