p.s. Hey. ** Bill, Hi, B. It’s good: ‘Piano’. There are some backing tracks used in ‘Them’, but the great majority is played live. The music is all composed and tightly structured even though, yeah, it sounds improv. The score is almost exactly the original score from 1985. I’ll check out the Cecelia music, thanks a lot! ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! Well, maybe your Amsterdam trip will be an accidental first step towards you moving elsewhere, the beginning of your sea legs or something. Zaandam, sure. Yeah, that’s close enough to the city proper. Yeah, let me know what you’re thinking of seeing and doing when they’re listed. The city has changed a lot since I lived there in the late-ish 80s, of course, but I’ll think of things that might still exist and be worth your visiting. I lived there for just over 2 1/2 years, from 1985 to 1988. My weekend was cool. We did a show on Saturday, off on Sunday, and I mostly stayed inside this weird apartment where they’ve lodged me worked on the film script revisions and wandered a bit. Three days left! Have a great today and all upcoming days until I see you next. ** _Black_Acrylic, Thank you a lot for explaining your art piece. That’s extremely interesting. I love that kind of heaving coding, and, yeah, I only admire the piece more now that I have a map. Very cool, Ben. ** Scunnard, Hey, bud! You’re in SoCal! Uh, hm, uh, maybe thank you but no on the index writing, ha ha. Such exciting news about the pub dates on your book. And not too, too far away even. Know that I would love to do a ‘welcome to the world’ post to celebrate and help announce its birth when the time comes. Have fun. Have you managed to get out and see any stuff that delighted you? ** JM, Well, I think that was an American review, and Americans can be very, very easily challenged by fiction, let me tell you. Ha ha, I think I secretly feel the same way about reviews that ‘get it’. Weird. Hm, interesting, about ‘Portraits’. I mean that it’s possibly better on the conceptual level. I mean, yeah. Me, I’m all top-loaded at the moment, and I can hardly remember the last time I wasn’t, and I’m concentrating on the ‘lucky me’ aspect there. Good day, sir! ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Well, then I won’t even bother investigating this Peterson fellow. Trolling just seems a chickenshit medium. Whack-a-mole. ** Tom K, Hi, Tom! Very nice to see you, man! Awesome that you’re finishing your novel. Don’t be doomy about its prospects, though. Doom is poisonous. I saw an email from you, but I haven’t opened it yet. I will. Obviously, I’m sure I would love to have any post you’re thinking of. Love to you. ** KHt@n, I’m only worried that I will miss this weird apartment just because, you know, weirdness can get stuck. Really does sound like you need to move. Are you, like, actively hunting or, I don’t know, looking at rental sites or something? ** Steve Erickson, Hi. Oh, you’re coming too ‘Them’ tonight, cool, thanks. I hope it’s a good one. It’s different every night. I guess it hasn’t been bad in any way so far, but sometimes it kind of soars, and because the physical part is improvised within tight structures, it’s hard to predict when and how things click. ‘Redhead’ sounds very interesting, of course. ** Caitie, Hey there! My pleasure. I’m glad it was okay and, yeah, keep me up on what it becomes, cool. I only knew Michael Amnasan a little through Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy. He was very shy and hard to talk with, for me at least. I like his writing. I really like his first book ‘I Can’t Distinguish Opposites’. Sleep? I like it. It doesn’t generally give me too much trouble except that I get very bad jet lag. I need at least 7 3/4 hours per night or I get mentally winded. You and sleep? Take care. ** Right. This old, restored post is a really simple one, obviously, but I’ve always thought it was really nice. See you tomorrow,.