p.s. Hey. ** Keaton, Thanks, man. Oh, well, there are a ton of great bands characterised as punk. I guess it depends on what one considers punk because punk got ambitious rather quickly while still being punk at its core. Hm. I hope Florida’s famous brightness is all yours. ** David Ehrenstein, Hi. Well, I disagree with you strongly about Errol Morris, but we’ve been at that impasse many times, so c’est la vie! Thanks for the link to Melville piece. I’ll devour it. ** Sypha, Thanks a lot, James, and I send you love in dealing with your loss too. ** Bill, Hi, Bill. I can’t even imagine what it’s like there in SF where Kevin was an omnipresence. I’m still not fathoming it all yet. I’m glad you liked that Pat O’Neil. Yeah, he’s really good, really undervalued, but it does seem like his time is starting to come. ** Thomas Moronic, Hi, T. I’m happy the Abigail Child post connected with you. Yeah, transgresso buddies, you and me, still fighting the good fight. The thing by me in the anthology is a piece of this new novel I’ve been extremely slowly working on for forever. I’m thrilled you like it! I haven’t read the anthology yet, but I’m very excited to read your contribution, you can bet. Thanks, my friend. ** Corey Heiferman, Thank you, Corey. Kevin’s great. A great writer. Thank you for answering my question. Understood. Paris is pretty good for celluloid films, both in the realms of the serious film centers, large and small, and also a big number of small theatres on the Left Bank devoted to showing older, more avant films that aren’t digitised. Hook us/me up with your vid/film sample, if you will, and huge and obvious luck on the application. Unfortunately, the way I work, my novels are completely unreadable until I edit and refine the shit out of them, and I’m unfortunately not at that phase yet. ** Steve Erickson, Yeah, incalculable loss. I, like many who weren’t right there, felt sure that Kevin would pull through this most recent downturn. It’s truly shocking. Not even the tiniest bit surprised about ‘Rocketman’. I would say I’m shocked to see so many seemingly taste-filled people liking it on social media, but people’s standards, or what they want a movie to do, are just so fucking low these days in so many cases. Bring on the enlightenment. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. You’re writing! How excellent! That Blood Bath zine looks very cool. Yeah go for it, and may their adventurousness be a wise version. ** Bernard Welt, Hi, B. Yeah, as I said up above, I was under the impression that Kevin was on the upswing from the bout of pneumonia. I’m still completely bewildered and shocked. Your travels go well, I see. I liked Maastricht. I don’t remember much about it — I was there in the ’80s — but, yeah, some kind of fondness grew. You’re here on July 3rd. Got it. I’ll put that in my calendar. I’ve started keeping a calendar. Great! I’m pretty completely sure there won’t be any July 4th parties here. Maybe a bear bar will do something American-esque? I think of ‘bear’ as originating from North America, but that’s probably nonsensical. I really look forward to seeing you, great Bernard! Love, me. ** Misanthrope, A million billion times, no doubt. Death’s gradual approach via ageing is definitely the worst thing ever. You take care too. ** Kyler, Thank you kindly, Kyler. ** Paul Curran, Hi, Paul! Gisele’s in Japan right now. But in Kyoto. They’re doing some Japanese ballet version of one of her early pieces there, and she’s there to try to keep it from being too … something. Yeah, as I keep saying, I just can’t get my head around Kevin being dead. It just doesn’t seem humanly possible. Thanks for the love and take a ton from me. How are things with you? Are you able to write these days? ** Okay. I don’t remember why I decided the other day to restore this ridiculous post I made back in the days when I was first fooling around with gifs, but I did, and it’s too late turn back now. See you tomorrow.