p.s. Hey. I hope your weekends were up to par. Mine mostly consisted of collateral damage from (and ill-received attempts at peacemaking re.) my family's ever-escalating war of words and deeds, so I'm kind of a mental and nervous wreck today. I think I'll just leave it at that and take a deep breath. Oh, I saw 'The Queen.' I thought it was good not great, but I thought Helen Mirren was great not good. ** Link raygrun, I did indeed check out your suggested link and it was mesmerizing. That kid's song has got to be played over the opening or closing credits of the 'Try' movie if one ever gets made. Wow, thanks for the tip. ** Swann811, Leora! What an amazing and wonderful surprise. Well, now that you've cracked the cyber-door, don't be shy. I think I've owed you an email for months, haven't I? I'm so discombobulated these days. But it's cool to see you and to hear your tale of Bowie. Thank you thank you and much love. ** Math t, Yeah, there is something appealing about that ... boy in the post Saturday. If nothing else, he's got the market cornered on strange glam/alien-looking gay porn models. I've never seen anyone quite like him before. I think he could use a different hairstyle though. My family's mostly Scottish with some Czech way back. I'm not sure what generation American I am. My family's been here a long time, fought in the Civil War and the whole shebang. ** Joe mills, Hm, maybe the stud is paralyzed. In all the shots I found from that session, he doesn't budge an inch. But maybe he's just in shock. I don't like Hilary Clinton because she's a two-faced, mega-careerist who kissed Bush's ass tenderly and publically over and over as recently as earlier this year, and that is completely inexcusable. But she won't be the Democratic Presidential candidate. No way. She's dreaming. ** Thomas, Hey. Thanks for the linx. I've actually got 'The Nomi Song' DVD sitting on my 'desk' right now, but it belongs to my friend and occasional blog community member chris, so I almost own it. Almost. ** Dandysweets, Yeah, Matt kind of is this blog's Bunnyboy, isn't he? Definitely a good thing. Get this: I saw Eno live when he was in Roxy Music on their American first tour playing at the Whisky A-Go-Go, a club that holds about 500 people. You talk about feeling lucky? Whoa, I do. ** Antonio, Bowie's cock, gross, I agree. Iggy's cock, now gross, but in the early 70s, way not gross. The Knife album was good. I ain't no ghey icon, motherfucka. Well, it's not for me say, I suppose. Thanks for including me in your pantheon, in any case. Just to be in the same breath (or ten) with Varg Vikernes is a dream come true. I don't know your serial killer relative, but I'll have a look, and it's cool in any case. Or weird me thinks so. ** Tosh, That is an excellent book of R-G interviews, and it is super super rare, so you're a lucky dog. I like the psychedelic Small Faces but not the r&b/soul Small Faces. They were a weirdly schizophrenic band, style-wise. But Steve Marriott's voice ... wow. When he sings it always sort of sounds like he's vomitting, in a good way, I mean. Plus he was teeniest weeniest little guy, which is cool too. I never saw the Small Faces, but I saw him live when he was in Humble Pie, who weren't so great. He had, like, two foot high platform shoes on, and he still looked like a biological anomaly. Great singer. ** Andrew Gallix, I wrote Vim. We're figuring out how to work it. Thanks. ** Misanthrope, (sound of buzzer) Nope, Yury's not a dish washer in a French bath house, but good guess. I don't know about back in the States, but over here at least, I feel like if I hear the name Borat one time I'm going to go deaf or something. It's like the birds are chirping 'Borat, Borat ...' That movie better be damned funny. Was it? ** Statictick, You're welcome. Deep bow. ** Vomitingghosts, Hm, 'Red Sails,' 'Ashes to Ashes,' 'Always Crashing in the Same Car' (or whatever it's called), 'Rebel Rebel,' 'John I'm Only Dancing,' 'TVC15,' 'Panic in Detroit,' 'Hang On to Yourself,' 'The Width of a Circle,' 'Changes.' I think that's ten. 'Harold and Maude' is my mom's favorite movie. ** Garrison, Separating the twins, yeah. I've done that too. That can really do the trick, though one might not survive or turn into a poem. Not so bad. Excellent news. ** Michael karo, 'New gentleman friend:' That sounds really hopeful and upbeat. Good for you. Hooray. ** Dickon edwards, Well, hey there. It's really good to see you in these woods again. I guess I'll have to read that anthology -- congrats, by way -- to learn the poop, but a trip with Shane MacGowan! That's both incredibly impressive and impossible to imagine and kind of scary sounding. I would be very happy to do something with Cam Archer, naturally. He's got my email address, so ... you never know. I dig the Scarlett/Lukas comparison except she's so ... voluptuous, big bodied and his body's a rail. A very, very nice rail, no doubt. Anyway, good to see you. Don't be a stranger. ** Atheist, Welcome back to full time. Cool. Yeah, if you have a serious problem with poo representation, you're going to have skip around in '120 Days of Sodom,' and you shouldn't even think about reading Samuel Delaney's 'Hogg,' which is full of it. ** 5stringaphasia, Dude, you impress me mightily everyday. That's no hill to climb. You're already up there looking down. ** David ehrenstein, I never dance, with the boys or otherwise -- unless bouncing up and down on one's heels when I watch bands play counts -- but if I did dance with the boys, hm, I might even pick the stars of today, Slayer. See, that's why I'm not a dancer. Oh, New Pornographers actually. Whenever I listen to them I dance all over our little apartment here, scaring Yury in the process. ** Mike, Hey, man. Yeah, awesome news about the Robbe-Grllet films. I don't know about English subtitles or not. Fingers crossed. I'll need to talk to Catherine Robbe-Grillet to get all the release info, but I will, and I'll pass along what I learn. But I think end of the year is pretty firm on the release date. Take care. ** Rigby101, I'll do that index finger flick as soon as Yury gets home from school. He doesn't drink alchohol and I drink so rarely that I practically don't. Yury's originally from a city in the south-ish part of Russia called Voronezh. ** Maria McGregor, Hello, welcome to here. A Charles Ray show in Oslo? Cool. He's a god in my book. Was it a survey show or something new or ... ? Thanks for joining in. I'll hope to see you here more. ** D., It is sadly true that short fiction collections are hard to get published. Even when you're semi-established, publishers usually seem to publish them as a favor to the writer to keep him or her happy. But there are always glaring exceptions, so don't feel doomy about it. It can happen. It should happen for you. Proceed apace, and who knows? I've got your back, for what that's worth. ** Robert-nyc, Hm, I know Christian too well to see his resemblance to the stud, but I think I get it. ** Sypha_69, I like the cover. It looks very pro, like you said, and catchy, yeah. Good one. Don't forget that when your novel's coming out I want to do a Day here to celebrate, hype, and preview it. So when the time's right, let's confer and figure out the best way to do that, okay? ** Okay, until tomorrow then. Heil Slayer, and have a good day.