First of all, I know some of you want to get the 'Dennis' CD/book project. It's now on sale, so if you want it or want to see more about it, go here.
We started rehearsals for the Paris shows yesterday. (See: photos) We're concentrating on 'Une Belle Enfant Blonde' because 'I Apologize' is in its definitive form, and 'UBEB' is still evolving, and we'd like to get it into a final form by the premiere next week. It's a strange piece -- more stately and subversively reserved than 'I Apologize,' which is a wilder, noisier work. 'IA' is very much informed by the meeting of Pita's work and mine, whereas 'UBEB' is more informed by the involvement of Catherine Robbe-Grlllet and the 'Nouveau Roman' aesthetic that her sensibility embodies. To get it just right requires a lot of fiddling, and I think we're close to nailing down it, but it'll be a hard working week for us, I think. So that and the good visa news was the story yesterday. Oh, and I met Damon and Naomi (i.e. of Galaxie 500/Damon and Naomi fame), whose music some of you probably know. They're in Paris writing their new album, and are awesome people, I must say. They also run a great independent press, Exact Change, which I highly recommend you check out. They publish Denton Welch, Raymond Roussell and other great experimental authors. So it was a pretty good day. And yours?