p.s. Hey. I have to be quick today. My LA trip is turning out to be predictably crammed, so I'm having less blog time than I do back in Paris. Plus, I have a splitting headache this morning for some reason. Ugh. Thanks to those who've sent in spooky pictures so far. Keep them coming, please? Allright, I'll do the best I can now, but please forgive me for my hurrying. ** Frankie p, No, you don't have to write anything to go with your spooky image. I wasn't thinking people would, but you can if you want. ** C., Gorgeous and interesting explanation. Don't worry, I know how you are about these things, at least to some degree. ** Michael karo, 'Pizza Face' is a terrific novel, a kind of lost contemporary classic. Somebody should get that fucker back in print. And base a movie on it. ** 5stringaphasia, Ginger beer, huh? I'll try a sip, even though I hate carbonated drinks. Except for champagne, of course. ** Sypha_69, Yeah, I mean if you can get out of the folks' house smoothly, I say do it. I'm really glad my parents were and are a-religious very soft core Christians. That sounds like hell. ** David ehrenstein, Yeah, that Randy Newman song for Dusty Springfield is a beaut. I'm sure you know his cover of 'Underneath the Harlem Moon' on the '12 Songs' album. One of the most chilling things I've ever heard. He's also a great and really underrated singer, and that song is proof. ** Morgan, I'm finishing our own joe mills' first novel and atheist's mss. Those are my trip reading. Oh, and Bruce Hainley's brand new poetry collection 'Foul Mouth,' which I'm going to excerpt on the blog shortly. You? ** Rigby101, I need to read Dawkins, don't I? ** Robert-nyc, Thnks a whole lot for making that list for morgan. I think others here will be helped by it too. Read sweet of you. ** Winter-rates, On 'Magnificent Ambersons:' Gosh, I don't know. It just totally knocks me out. Insanely great filmmaking. Plus it has two of what I think are the very greatest scenes in all of cinema -- when the elder Amberson looks into the camera and has his profound relevation about the nature of life and Welles slowly fades and blacks him out, and when Agnes Moorehead is sitting with her back to the cold furnace. And others too. That movie just kills me, except for the last scene which Welles was forced to include. I'd be very nervous about watching a corrective to that film that Welles didn't helm, though I suppose I'd be very curious to see what he'd intended, if that's what it is. ** Vomitingghosts, Your posts were particularly lovely yesterday, thanks man. ** D., Hey, welcome back. I've never met Jamie Stewart. He and I have been hoping and thinking of meeting up for a while, though our schedules haven't crossed. But I think they will soonish because Xiu Xiu's playing Paris next month. Yeah, he's really something. I really want to see 'Jesus Camp,' but, at the same time, I don't know if my blood can take more boiling right now. ** Paul curran, I mess up lyrics when I hear them all the time. The only one that comes to my headache at the moment is a classic one from my youth, seemingly shared by many: In Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Bad Moon Rising,' I was one of the many who thought for years that when he sang, 'There's a bad moon on the rise,' he was singing, 'There's a bathroom on the right.' ** Alice in chains, Where do you go to school? That poetry comment was pretty bad and telling. 70s conceptual art: it doesn't get much better, does it? ** Perspects, I agree with every syllable you wrote. ** Hedi, That Bersani essay is a must, yeah. Gide was really important to me when I was younger, especially 'The Counterfeiters,' which was huge to me when I read it. I'd be interested to hear how he seems when reading him as an adult for the first time. I've always wondered if he's one of the writers whom it's best to find when young. Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you ending reading him. Ariel Pink is in Holy Shit? Interesting. Okay, yeah, I'm there. ** Again, please forgive my woefully inadequate and very neglectful p.s. of today. I'll get this headache under wraps and do better tomorrow. Take care, all.