Friday, February 1, 2013
Les grandes roues (for Zac)
p.s. Hey. Back in Paris. Anyway, there's a ton of comments to catch up with, so I'll just do that now. ** Tuesday ** Thissmallplanet, Hey, welcome, thank you, it's a pleasure to meet you! I hope you saw Postitbreakup's response, as he's the B.E. expert. But, yeah, come back anytime please. ** Misanthrope, Hey. Curious dream, obviously. Probably a good thing it was a huge fucking place. ** David Ehrenstein, As soon as Congress gets done with Gun Control, ha ha, maybe they should get going on Cannibal Control at this rate. God, I so want to see 'San Diego Surf'. A couple of friends of mine have seen it and say there are incredible things throughout. ** Paradigm, Hi, Scott. Trip went really great, thanks. Oh, cool, thank you for the link to the Story of Film thing! I'll, hold on, bookmark it, done. Slow, continued jottings are the most underrated part of writing, so that sounds good. ** Tosh, I just said that you can in fact preorder the Casey Hannan book directly from the press' site, and that the last ink in the little stack of links in the post was the way to do that. I don't know if the amount of vinyl on sale here in Paris has changed recently. My experience from the beginning is that there are only three or four actually good, cool record shops here, and I think that's still the case, and they've always stocked a lot of vinyl. One of them, which only sells vinyl, is literally across the street from the Recollets. Next time you're here, I'll take you there. You'll love it. ** Scunnard, Ha ha, I certainly hope you're right. ** Rewritedept, Hey. The Lille trip was really fantastic, thanks. Mostly explored the ins and outs and curiosities of the city and its surroundings with my great Zac, dedicatee of today's post, coincidentally. ** Sypha, Someone I know, can't remember who, just read the Wilde fairytales book, and really loved it as well. ** Cobaltfram, Hi, John. Austin seems like Texas in context only. Thanks a ton for trying indoctrinate people into my stuff, and, obviously, I'm really happy that Chad authenticates 'The Sluts'. ** Billy Lloyd, Hey. Exactly, about over-thinking things. There's a weird balance between intuition and thinking that's ideal, and it seems like that as long as you just relax and keep the confidence up, it occurs really naturally, at least once in a while. Aw, sad about the sled-less hill, That is a melancholy image. It really feels like the Paris snow has done its thing for this year, but then again February is notoriously the winteriest, I think? Or it was before global warming and all that. ** Grant maierhofer, Hi, Grant! Oh, yeah, the Paulhan essay is really helpful. I always forget about that one for some reason. The Blanchot is, I think, mostly really helpful if you're a huge Blanchot guy like I am. I hadn't heard about that 'either BE or ES' thing, but, yeah, a strange logic there. If so, I think I'm an ES guy too (so far). Mm, I ... maybe I've never actually read Exley. Hunh, I can't remember. Strange. I'll find out, and I'll check the article you linked to too, and, yeah, thanks a lot! ** Robert-nyc, Please do (about the reading). Teribalanamal: cool, I'll google that straight away. What a name! You take it easy too, man. ** Zack, Hi, Zack! How really great to see you! How are you? What's been happening! Really nice to have you chime in here, and to have you here, period. ** Steevee, Good. Very interested to see what this piece is going to be. ** Statictick, Hi, N! I'm really good, thanks! Man that is a fucker of a flu! Jesus. Good thing about the nurse/assistant. Are you noticeably better than when you commented, I hope? ** Postitbreakup, Thank you, Josh! And more thank you's below! ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. How is the improvement going now? You're being really productive, and that's certainly a sign of something. ** xTx, You're in the red lightbulbs issue too! Nice, right? Really cool piece of yours, obviously! Still no 'Billie', but it's not time to panic yet, given the messy postal line betwixt there and here. I'm chomping for it. ** Chris Dankland, Hi, Chris! Yikes, that Conor story was ... an eye opener? Great about the new poems. I'm so there. Everyone, if you click this, you'll get to read new poems by Chris Dankland, and that opportunity is quite obviously one that you should jump at now or asap. Huh, interesting, about that thing about the unprecedented book love among the Y-sters. That makes kind of total sense somehow, doesn't it? I'll go read that, of course. Thank you a lot, man. ** Polter, Hi, Polter! Oh, no, oh, I'm so, so sorry, my friend. I'm so sorry. Mine died a couple of years ago, and, oh, awful, ugh. Serious hugs. Lots of plans, yeah. Me too. I'm making tons of plans right now. In fact, one of them will, if it happens, which I'm pretty sure it will, could bring me up to where you are. A friend and I are trying to plan out a Scandinavian theme park exploration road trip. I'll let you know when it happens. Strange how different deaths have different effects, I know. When people decide to die, it's the very, very hardest, I think. Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the suicide of my dear friend the artist Mike Kelley, so, ... yeah. I think we're past the snow here, it's so sad. We had pretty good snow for Paris this year at least, if only for, like, a week. Love is so important. Sounds so dumb, but it's so important. I'm feeling a lot of it right now, and it's so amazing. I send you tons and tons of what I've got. ** Wednesday ** Postitbreakup, Hey! Thanks again so much for the post and your attentiveness to its followers. I actually haven't had a chance to go through the post and see if there's a clincher for me, but it's on the schedule for today or tomorrow at the latest, so I'll let you know. ** Misanthrope, Hey. I had an amazing trip, thank you. ** MANCY, Hi, S! Fantastic book, if you ask me. Picking it up should, I think, confirm that opinion maybe? ** David Ehrenstein, Hey! Ha, I remember that 'Time Bandits' thing. I had completely forgotten that. ** Sanatorium, Ciao, Santorium! Wow, hm, I can't remember what the video is where I talk about the paranormal. I'll try to remember. Hunh. I have a maybe idea, and I'll go check to see if I'm right asap. Thank you a lot for the interest! How are you? ** Rewritedept, Hi, R-ster. ** Tonyoneill, Hy, Tony! You're back again! Yay! Oh, thank you a lot for the directive to the short film by the director you're working with. I'll watch it just a bit later. Totally understood about it being too early to talk about the script. Sure, of course. Really, it's so nice to have you back, man. I missed you. ** Tosh, I assume it was okay to include that great video of you talking about Roussel. So cogent! ** Zack, Hi, Zack! ** Steevee, Cool, thank you for the review link! Everyone, please use this link to go read the eminent Steevee's no doubt definitive review of Dror Moreh's film 'The Gatekeepers' over at The Daily Beast. ** Un Coeur Blanc, Hi! So true about Roussel. He's just incredible, and I agree about Foucault on him. I'm excited for your gift. I'll watch for it. Thank you! I hope your work went well. ** Will C., Hi, Will! It's great to see you! Good, good, way better than good about you plunging back into the writing, and the progress that you had already made by your commenting time! I'm excited to see it! Congrats Feels so great, doesn't it? ** Alan, Hi, Alan. No, I don't think I know anything about those post-humously published plays. Wow, no, I don't think I've heard about them. I guess they must be published over here, but not translated? I'll ask around. ** Bill, Hi, Bill. Casey's book is really, really good. You'll like it. Lille was really great. Mostly just investigating the place with my friend Zac. Seeing what it has to offer, and luckily coming across all sorts of topnotch, strange things, both trumpeted and accidental. It was extremely happy-making. I think I'm good for the Butoh post, but I will give it another look and see if it needs more meat or anything, and I will ask you for more advice, if so. Thank you a lot again, Bill. Yes, very sad about Butch Morris. Big loss. RIP. ** Anonymous, That you, Josh? If so, gee, thank you! You're so sweet. Right back at you full on. ** Thursday ** Armando, Hi, Armando. Well, hopefully it'll quell your sadness to know that, in the great majority of cases, from my perspective/ experience at least, those slaves are mostly just playing out their fantasies harmlessly online. Most of them probably don't even look like that. ** David Ehrenstein, Ha ha, hi! ** Rewritedept, Well, I would assume that LilSalo at least knows 'Salo's' reputation. Miles Davis = good. Yeah, I think that, with the MBV album, best to put it out of our mind and wait to be surprised some day/ month/ year/ decade. Yes, Joel seems to be digging through my old photo stash quite healthily at the moment. I already talked about the Lille, but, yeah, it could not possibly have been more pleasurable. An island of sanity, if that suits your needs. Where are you with your book now? Dude, get your confidence up. You've proven that you have every reason to be cockadoodle-dooing. I'll find some kimchi somewhere and bite it. You've gotten me heavily intrigued. Or I'll wait until Vegas. No, I'll try some here as an appetizer. 50 isn't so bad. I guess the stigma of that age is probably heavier in advance for women. Hope the doctor gave you the all-clear sign. ** Dungan, Hi, Sean! Oh, man, I just put that link in another browser and opened it and, wow, yeah, that's some pictorial heaven right there. I'll be clicking like a hen pecks in just a minute. You know how in love I am with old Paris. Thank you, so, so much! You good, you great? I sure hope so. Love to you! ** Steevee, Happy post-dentist visit! ** Schlix, Hi, Uli! Man, I keep forgetting to thank you for that book you sent to me. It's so amazing. I showed it to Gisele, and she lost her mind. She 'demanded' to borrow it, and she's still scanning it, which is why I keep forgetting to thank you, but, yeah, what a total treasure. Thank you so much, man! You saw 'TIHYWD'! With the new dancer! Those were the very first performances with the replacement for Margret, with whom we made the piece, but who can't perform in it anymore. I haven't seen it with the new performer yet, but I will on Tuesday when it plays within a short RER ride from Paris. Awesome! Thank you again and for everything, my friend! My trip was great, and I'm doing really, really well. ** Kyler, Happy birthday! Everyone, it's d.l. Kyler's birthday today. Do something wild or very respectful or both on his account in the next 24 hours please! Exciting stuff? Excellent timing there. I haven't seen your FB message, but I'm really bad at checking my FB messages. When I read it, I'll backdate it. Happy happy happy! ** Bill, I thought they were an excellent bunch too. Multiple acronyms notwithstanding, ha ha. ** Ken Baumann, Ken! Whoa, weird, cool, about the 'Weak Species' connection. Yes, let's see .... This director Dan Faltz made a short film based on part of 'Closer' and some of my poems. It turned you really well, and there was interest in turning into a feature, and that's happening, although I don't know exactly what stage it's at right now. I think it could be quite good. I like him and his ideas/plans, and the short was real good. So, yeah. How trippy it would be if Aviva ended up in it. I love the Sator redesign. Everyone, Ken Baumann just did a redesign of the home page of his superb press Sator, and you really should go check it out. It's a serious beauty. Go! I did see that note on FB about Aviva's threat. That's really genius of her. And it's working like a charm, it would seem. So good! Super! Actually, my friend Zac, who I was in Lille with, and I are talking about doing a mutual self-imposed get away to some remote-ish place ere too long to kind of psych/force each other into finishing our projects, 'cos I need some kind of push to get my novel done since I'm working on it again, but not with the force I should. Maybe a threat on top would be good, hm, I don't know. Anyway, so glad you're hard at work on the novel, and even it being 'tough' sounds really good. I saw photos, again on FB, where else, of the actual Solip book! Yes, that was so exciting! This is going to be the best year ever! Cooking, nice. I don't think I have the patience. My hunger is like a kung fu move or something. Me? Oh, I think I covered that maybe? I'm really good. Things are great. Life is fantastic these days. Happiness is such a rare and gratitude-magnetizing thing. Yeah, I'm doing great, thank you, pal. ** Right. We're caught up. We're off and running, etc. I hope you enjoy the hopefully feast-like, flat, very long, probably very slowly loading (sorry) rectangle of grandes roués. See you tomorrow.
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