p.s. I don't like to do related posts so close together in time, but I've been on a mom-son (plus sometimes daughter) incest porn kick while in LA, and, well, I guess the day's title says it all. On the contest: some people have picked numbers that were already taken and will need to choose new numbers if they want to be in the contest. They are: trecko, mbuitron, michael karo, gus trenor, hedi, will, danny, dooflow, and dave. I'm sorry about the numbers difficulty. The last time I did a contest, this blog had a lot fewer visitors. Do try to post your guesses in the comments area of yesterday's post if you can. That'll make it easier to see if numbers already have people's names on them or not. For what it's worth, the numbers that are still available for picking as of the time of this post are: 6, 10, 12, 20-22, 25-28, 30, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40, 43, 49, 50, 55, 56, 58, 59, 62-64, 67, 70, 74-76, 79-81, 84, 86-96, 98, 100. But, obviously, depending on when you read this, double check the 'entries' before picking. Again, sorry for the confusion. It's really nice to see the contest pulling blog readers out of the woodwork, so I want give a really warm welcome to np0804, field_extension, dooflow, abel, florian, jonas, nycdork, summer, matt, laney, pete, goo-goo, and anyone else I might have missed. I'm on my way back to Paris and Yury and lots of visa-related preparations and the official start of 'Kindertotenlieder's' construction today. I'm hoping all that will prevent me falling back into my bad funk, at least until the fateful date of the visa interview. Oh, I want to add to any of my friends who might be reading this, I managed to lose my phone book of 15 years while I was here, and with it the contact info for all my friends, so, if you're seeing this, that's probably why I didn't call while here, and, if you don't mind, email me your info when you get a chance so I can start over, ugh. Like I said, there'll be no post tomorrow, but I'll be back on Tuesday at the more usual Paris posting time schedule. Now I'll try to do some real quick responses before I zoom off. ** Saa viccenzo, We're getting very close to the time when you and the other 'Userlands' contributers will be hearing from me re. the edit, etc. Adopt you? That's tempting, but with me on this incest porn kick, that might not be the safest thing to do, ha ha, not that I guess you would mind so much, ha ha again. Thank you, my prince. ** Momo, How awesome that you got and like the Buffy Sainte-Marie and early Bee Gees. The Bee Gees really were wonderful for a short time in the late 60s. You doing okay? Boy, how great that you got to stay in Germany for so many reasons right now. ** Dynomoose, It sure does seem like 'Userlands' would qualify for that prize. Interesting, indeed. I'll consult with Akashic about how we can submit the book, and, if by some miracle we win, the contributors can split the prize. Nice. Thanks a lot. I knew nothing about that. ** Katsim, It's so nice to see you. I've wondering how you were. Great about September 18th. Really great. Hey, maybe Yury and I will get lucky too and we can clink glasses for real. You take care. If you have time, let me/us know how everything goes, okay? ** Laurabethnoble, A really early Happy Birthday, though I hope I'll see you here before then and can congratulate you in a more timely manner. ** Christopher michael stamm, I'm glad you're doing well. Investigating esoterica is a good sign of something, I think. I hope today's post doesn't cause a ruckus at your work. ** Atheist, That popularity poll is interestingly telling about something or other for sure. I'm going to have to hunt those stats down. Latvia must be curious place to be so magnetized by Klark. Hm. ** Nyc dork, I only draw a skull and crossbones for people who seem particularly cool, so thanks, cool dude. ** Rigby101, No, there's never been an audio version of any of my books. That's a good idea though. The upcoming 'I Apologize' soundtrack CD has my voice reading a whole bunch of texts against Peter Rehberg/Pita's music. That's the closest, I guess. I'm gonna track down and read Havoc. Thanks a lot. For the first few years that I lived in my current LA apartment, Joe Dallesandro lived on my street about four blocks from me and three doors down from Leonardo DiCaprio, but, unlike Leo, who I saw everywhere all the time before he moved, I never once laid eyes on Joe Dallesandro. Yeah, what is he doing these days? David ehrenstein, you must know. ** Tosh, You're such a flirt. Goodness. ** T.pkendall, Yeah, sounds like a swell day, congrats, oh deserving one. ** Hedi, Baja sounds nice. It's cooled down here in LA quite nicely for you. I'm sorry didn't to get to see you this trip, but, if cows can fly, I might see you with Yury in tow quite, quite soon. Take care of yourself. ** 5stringaphasia, I'm going to show what a Metal novice I secretly am, but Phil ... Lynott? That's not the right Phil is it? ** Brooklynserpico, I'm sorry to hear you've been in a funk. I have too, for sure. So never feel shy about sharing the funk here, if you want, signed your brother in funk, Dennis. ** Porcelain skull, Oh, I know re. Billy's passing. That really sucks, but a new, even more amazing Billy is just a wisp away, I reckon hopefully. ** Antonio, I know. The numbers rule has been outnumbered by the populace, it seems. Next contest I'll think up rules more befitting the groundswell. Any ideas? ** Tigersare, Thank you, thank you. Whenever DP Day is ready, I'll be more than ready. God, I almost made a Helen Reddy joke. I must be really stressed about my flight today. Yikes. ** Morgan, I'm really, really glad the decision got made so smoothly. Yeah, it'll be fine, for sure. Oh, 'Perv' is great. Did I already tell you that? ** Paradigm, It's really good to see you. Oh, when CT Day is ready, send whatever texts and images, links, etc. to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an idea of the Day's design/look, just give me the appropriate instructions and I'll recreate your Day to your specifications as closely as I can. Any questions or anything, just ask. I'm really glad and grateful to hear it's still in the works. That documentary series sounds wild. I don't know if I could watch it. I'm weirdly sqeamish, but I'd definitely try. Maybe it'll end up on youtube because everything does. Thanks, man. ** Jax, Thanks a lot. Everything went fine with my family yesterday. Listen, what's going on in Lebannon ... a lot of my LA trip involved me and everyone I saw venting in horror and hopelessness and fury about that. I just don't know what the fuck is going on that that can just keep going on and on every day without anyone or anything able to stop it. But I'm just yelling in circles like everybody else. Unbelievable. ** Nikolas, Yeah, huge congrats, pal. I'll be in touch once I touch down in Paris and get my brain in order. A Robert Wyatt Day would be stellar? Anybody interested? Otherwise, I'll put it on my to-do pile. ** Cautivos, There you are. I'm so, so sorry about your unhappiness. We miss you here, if that helps. I've seen the Sopranos maybe twice, and I've never seen Six Feet Under. Weird, I know, but I never got HBO on my American TV, and you need HBO in the States to watch them, and you need cable in Paris to watch them, and one of my residency's flaws is that they don't have cable TV in the building. You like them? You take care of yourself. ** Oh shit, I'm running late. I've gotta go. You all take care until I see you here again.