One time I did so much crystal meth in such a short period of time that I started hallucinating violently and couldn't shake myself out of it. I kept having this rapidly recurring hallucination in which the boy in the movie 'The Black Stallion' is petting the muzzle of the horse in a friendly, affectionate way when the horse suddenly raises up and bites his entire face off. I don't know what caused my mind to reference that movie, but it made for a horrifying strobe light.
p.s. Obviously, any media/art/whatever-related personal traumas that you guys want to throw at each other and me would me most welcome. Today's the last one to send me your self-portraits, so those of you who are so inclined, don't forget. It's going to be a whopper of an entry, as it should be, including pix 'of' commenters and some lurkers as well, and I'll post it tomorrow. So enjoy your last mysterious day. ** Franko b, Leave it to you to cut right to the chase, you demon. ** Michael karo, Yeah, people are always mistaking me for George Clooney. It gets really annoying sometimes. Uh, I don't think there's any dough attached to the Lambda award, but you do get a Oscar-like trophy, or at least they used to give out trophies. I hope so. ** Adjoun, I haven't seen 'Destricted.' Have you? I hear intrigued and/or intriguing things about it. Actually, the word I've most heard on it is that Larry Clark's segment in it is easily the best thing he's done filmically in years. ** Jeffrey, Greetings to you. Excellent first post, btw. I'm sort of the opposite, if the blood and violence is fake, it can get as gruesome as possible and I barely blink. But, as I guess you can tell from my post today, real violence and gore can very easily freak me out. Don't know why, apart from the obvious. ** Dave, I do very much like the graphic novel as a form, but I'm less well read in that genre than in most others for reasons I can't explain. Economics and lack of freebies, I think. I'll try to think up a list nonetheless. I was really into yaoi for a while. When my novels were trendy in Japan eight or so years ago, my fans there used to send me packages of yaoi, and a few yaoi artists adapted parts of my novels into yaoi comix. I was really fascinated by all that. Maybe I should do a yaoi day, although carefully since a lot of what's depicted in them wouldn't sit well with non-Japanese authorities. ** Jax, Well, Yury and I have at least two or three more sittings for our portait to go, but it was interesting, and so far the portrait looks pretty us-like. Our Versailles excursion was scuttled due to inclement weather. Rained most of the day yesterday, in other words. Speaking of which, anybody out there seen a screening of Sophia Coppola's 'Marie Antonionette' movie. I've heard terrible third hand buzz, but that often means nothing. ** Lux, Thanks, man. 'My Little Eye.' That's a great choice. ** Maximum etc., I just caught the Jason goes to space Friday the 13th a few days ago. It was kind of great in a dreadful way, the 'best' of the last three or four Ft13s anyway. ** Cautivos, Hey. Well, since God Jr. just got picked up in Spain, it'll probably be a year or so until it comes out, I'd guess. I don't think The Sluts is being published there, at least not so far. The next book of mine coming out over there is my journalism collection 'All Ears' that Acuarela is doing maybe this fall. Your 'hateful' list was pretty interesting and right on for the most part, or I'm with you on much of those people. But 'last Almodovar movies?' Why? I'm curious, because I've quite liked his last few movies. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on that. ** Killer luka, The photobucket link didn't work, but I did find a pic of you for the portrait day, so if you have a specific one you'd like, send it to me today or send me to it. Yeah, that was me in the hall in the Frisk movie. I really don't like that movie. If I had a time machine, one trip I'd make is back to the day I agreed to let them make it so I could say no instead. But did you like it? It doesn't upset me when people do. John Waters likes it, for instance. ** Stickitminister, Mark Prent? No, I don't know his work. Obviously, you think I should find it, yes? And so I'll do a query. ** C., Welcome back, my pal. You were much missed here. Thanks for your sweet warmth about my award. What's going on with you? What's been happening? Yury says a very friendly hi back to you. I don't have pretty clothing, if that helps. Very not pretty clothing, in fact. ** Xkoesj, I did quite like Metallic Falcons. How did you find them? Do you like Erase Erata? ** Diarmuid, Welcome. Yeah, of course I would. I mean that's so cool of you, thanks. I'll email you. ** Joe mills, Okay, I'm among the Patrick Hamilton ignoramuses (sp?), or I think I am, if memory serves. Head hung in shame and note written in to-read list. ** Lost, child, Thank you. Now it's your turn to win a prize. ** David ehrenstein, Ah, Bill Jones. You tell him hey back for me. Maybe he reads my blog. Hey, Bill, if so. In addition to Mark's show, Bill has a show opening at David Kordansky Gallery in LA's Chinatown soon too. I'm hoping to catch its tail end. ** Tigersare, Truly fine and very pleasurable Scott Walker piece. You should write such things more often, or maybe you do and you just don't tell us. You have the knack, more than the knack. ** Tosh, You saw Sparks. Oh, sadness and misery in my heart. Maybe they'll play Paris. Did they do a show a la the Little Beethoven show -- big theatrics, new and old -- or ...? You know I'm with you big time on Ron Mael's incredible genius. It's too bad Tam Tam didn't get to do that Sparks book. Hey, maybe I'll make you a deal. I'll write that book about my life filtered through Bresson if you'll write a book about your life filtered through Sparks. Now that would be an awesome book. ** Blake, Cool, thanks. I snuck it into the show tomorrow. ** Tender prey, The performances of 'I Apologize' in Barcelona are in early November. The 10th and 11th, I think. I'm pretty sure 'I Apologize' is being performed in Scotland, but I don't know if the dates are set yet. This fall, probably. Otherwise, no UK bites yet, though I think there's a bunch of interest in bringing 'Kindertotenlieder' there, probably to London, once we get it finished. Yeah, I was completely blown away by 'Irreversible.' One of my dreams is that Gaspar Noe would do a film of one of my books, in fact. Long shot, unfortunately. ** Hedi, You saw Sparks too?! Argh. Thanks a lot for the really kind words on 'The Sluts.' And for the fill-in on Steve Strange/Visage. Does he still do stuff? Are you the kind of fan who's followed him this far? ** Thanks, everybody. See you, and you'll see a portion of yourselves, tomorrow.