p.s. Hey. ** Steve Erickson, Hi. Oh, is that true about Gordon’s doc about Jonas Mekas? What a shame and a golden wasted opportunity. What’s awful about it? I saw on FB that your mom had to stay in the hospital overnight. I really hope she’s much improved today. Everyone, Mr. Erickson thoughts are now weighed in on the new conversion therapy-focused film ‘Boy Erased’ here, and on the new project by Again Me! singer Laura Jane Grace aka Devouring Mothers and their first LP ‘Brought to Rot’ here. As always, do yourselves a couple of favors and click those green ‘heres’. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi, D. Oh, nice that you know Molinaro’s work. Yes, yes, the Thousand Oaks shooting was all over the news here. It just never ends. ** Tosh Berman, Howdy, Tosh! My great pleasure, as always in those new discovery situations. Brit Pop had some keepers. Two or three of the Blur albums are most excellent, for instance. ** Keyaon, I can’t remember the last time I drank a singular coffee. It seems to have come down to solid or not. Over here, given France’s high standards on the coffee front, Starbucks’ wannabe status is fully exposed as shit. I feel like when I get neurotic now, it’s more like I’m in a situation where my standards are too high. To me Jesus has always seemed like the bass player of some 1970s blues-rock band like Foghat or whoever that got sent back to ancient-ville in a Time Machine or something. What kind of business? Mine is the same old same old same old. ** _Black_Acrylic, Okay, interesting about your current assignment. What a face on that fascist. He doesn’t look like a guy who would have been a leader, but Gerry of Gerry and the Pacemakers doesn’t look like he would have been a pop star and yet he sort of briefly was. Curious to hear what he does too your words. ** Bill, Hi! Ah, good, I’m glad the post was interesting to you in very particular. Cool, Whew. Yes, I can tell you that the SF ‘PGL’ screening will occur in early February. That’s locked down, but the actual date and venue, etc. remain mysterious. So, it’s happening! ** Corey Heiferman, Great, thank you, score. A VIP movie thing with an unlimited buffet! Wow, I know the comfy chairs, no ads, plus personal film introduction by an usher kind, but a bottomless buffet, that’s sweet. Ah, the custom game is a really good gift. Can hardly think of anything better really. That guy’s a keeper. My weekend? Lots of TV script work. Coffee with my literary agent who’s popping through Paris. She always wants to meet at Cafe Flore, which is so corny and literary tourist-y, but sweet. Seeing the new Claire Denis film. That’s the totality from my currently forward looking perspective. Enjoy your reading and wandering. Ricardo Montalban! Ha ha, no, I have not, but I will give it a shot. Huh. Usually when I devote posts to characters like that — I did a Don Knotts Day, for instance — the subject needs to have had a surprising career in some way and ideally have at least briefly dipped into doing their thing in art/serious films, which RM could easily have done. Okay, yes, I’ll go hunt. Thanks for the curious idea! ** Okay. I made a new gif fiction work. As always with my gif fiction works, they make their world debuts here for better or worse. If you’re the type who finds my gif fictions interesting or exciting or curiously vexing or pleasant or so on, please enjoy. Feedback of any sort is always lovely but in no way required or expected. See you tomorrow.