Xmas post # 4
Let's say there is a Santa Claus. Let's say he leaves a gift under a Xmas tree with your name on its tag. This is it (see: above). Its dimensions are four foot square. What would you most want to find inside it? Remember, we're talking about Santa Claus, not God or Harry Potter or a genie in a bottle. In other words, abstract things like world peace or sex with (fill-in-the-blank) -- although if you think (fill-in-the-blank) could fit into the box, you could at least make your move and see what happens -- or (fill-in-the-blank) resurrected from the dead would not be in there. That said, what is your wish? (If you want to know mine, it's rather unsurprisingly a US green card for Yury.) Okay, have at it.
p.s. So Yury and I have just hit another wall in our US visa quest. Actually, we just hit about three walls at the same time. We're crushed and freaked yet again. I was going to lay it all out for you today and use the blog to send a heartfelt, desperate plea for help into the world. But it's fucking Xmas. You're all stressed out buying last minute gifts and dealing with family dramas or having really nice times with loved ones and all of stuff, so I'm going to hold off and make my plea after Xmas. 'Cos I really do wish you out there, whoever you are, the holiday of your dreams. Me, I'll regain my strength and composure and see you tomorrow.
p.p.s. josh feola, I haven't gotten your email yet, but it's the holidays so the website folk who forward me the mail might be busy. I'll keep my eyes open. Child Molesters, yeah, of course. I saw them a bunch and knew a couple of the members a little. It's cool you're into that period LA. It was a great time that produced some really interesting stuff that, in some cases, is not nearly well enough known. **** saa viccenzo, I know and like Sufjan Stevens, of course, and Amos Lee rings a bell, but I'm not sure I've heard him/her. I'll investigate, thanks. **** jack, Well, one of the top dogs at Matador Records told me that Pollard had told him the song 'Subspace Biographies' (on 'Waved Out') was inspired by his reading 'Guide.' It's never been confirmed, but, based on the lyrics, it's always seemed like it was true. I hope so 'cos it's a great song. I'll ask Pollard when I finally meet him one of these days. **** jesse, Hey. Many have talked about wanting to make a film of 'Closer.' Gregg Araki was interested years ago, and others, but it's never gone anywhere. If Kenneth Anger had actually made a 'Closer' movie, obviously it would have been way beyond a dream come true. Even the fact that he wanted to -- and actually still wants to -- is a mindboggling honor. It's very cool you wanted to make it into a movie. Hey, never say never.