Libra 11° (October 3)
W.O.W. The idea that someone in the present who is already experiencing something fantastical and there are established stories finds a coded treatise in the floor and that eventually gets sorted and spills out and starts a whole other series. That ends with putting the book int the floorboards. The character would be bisexual and maybe live in Melville’s time, though I think it actually would be earlier. When two hundred years before that there would have been witches the name would be Wild. IN the present perhaps they are Woods. Once I get all of this many present things accomplished.
Robert R. McCammon is someone I want to explore as an author
Ask about Copyrights. If we find out of print books can we publish electronic versions of them under our own aegis with a forward by Starsky + Cox. If they are in the public domaine for instance. Can we find a small press on Cape Cod, or otherwise in New England to partner with. These are the types of things that appeal to me. Out of print book collection. Antiques etc. Would be so nice to open a little shop. What if nothing were to come of it. Would it matter? I don’t think so.
Okay going to run down the immediate needs. Work through AW chapter. 3-7 work through both TM and TW. Make exact menu list. Expand with Linked In. Sonos, Reg-gram
Given what Chani Nicholas is doing, we have our own relationship with her work. We are inclusive but we are not queer specific as she is.
Huffington Post piece on us.
Daily Telegraph piece on us.
Chelsea Handler appearances. (we should act like: I suppose we will have to go back on TV)
We’re not defending Astrology. We’re saying it encompasses and expresses everything. This was how the line first appeared. Though it migh be better to say.We are not defending Astrology, au contraire: We believe it encompasses everything, and expresses the All. I’m going to keep playing with that.
In the Books folder there is info on Special Sales and Foreign (Sextrology)
sample other’s Wikipedias. Make a simple sketch of the Podcast pitch.
Other performers: Marga, Machine. Action Items just saying it can even make it happen
Put all cards of people I’ve collected into my mailing list and into my own address book.
J. Cricket Branding project. Revisit April 10 and start getting words down and out
Podcast Pitch. Survey Financial Situation. Read Business Plan (and dovetail with Inventory Astercast written elements a la brandbook). Re-gram. The not us: We have never been failed actors or a mass-produced brand. We consult and never disclose our clientele..
I need a major break from the institutionalized narcissism that characterizes this platform which divides more than it unites. I’ve never liked groups or cliques and in our cancel culture I feel retraumatized a lot here. Provincetown, too, is a lot like FB (that is to say too much like junior high school), a parade of jockeys for praise and popularity where gossip and ganging-up is the order of the day. So…
The following blocks of text are exceprts from my first year of Blagues, nos. 931-935. I am reading through all of my Blagues, five per day, and posting some samples here. Now, in my sixth year of writing this Blague, by the time I get to my seventh, I will have journeyed through all the daily Blagues of my first five years. If that’s confusing I apologize. Year seven, I’ll only have to read through year six, once a day.
It’s actually early February when I’m typing this. So I will also need to jump to today’s date in the journal to give that a start Blague a start. That may make no sense to you, and that’s okay. On November 9th, I’m in Paris and I say:
Breakfast Nouvelle Mairie. Food shopping at Bio Nature. Marlene Dietrich exhibit. Persol lunettes, eau d’emeraude from the church shop, found amazing Korean restaurant, Jimin came to see us, back to dinner at Nouvelle Mairie.
What’s going on now is that I have a small pile of paper and one of many notebooks, but one I’ve been writing in lately, and mainly work stuff. I have to now distill it to know what the main categories are, if you will. There will be ideas about book writing and our consultancy plans and that for the new design company or for the festival and other stage productions, and so on, but those aren’t the actual categories I’m speaking of. I have to figure out what requires what. How many one page treatises that will morph into letters or minutes or webcopy. En route to knowing that, I have to put everything through a couple of grinders. One grinder I’d like to call Dada Minutes which is the result of the process of typing exactly and in the exact order what appears on any given page of random notes. Other grinders include open letters, memos (typically to Stella, but I have had other people in mind at times).as well as spontaneous any-old-little-thing to say….or, as in today’s entry, a sort of introduction to an introduction. But that’s what every day is, the lotus unfolding to reveal more lotus, fractiles within fractiles.
So I just went through all those random pages, maybe a dozen in all, and annotating them, as I’m wont to do, in green pen, my favorite; Stella is on call with clients today and I’m getting down to the nitty gritty. I’m also running out of battery power.
Breakfast in with nice bread. Early off to the flea market. Walk back through the 17th. Met Mao of Mao Yoga. Saw Impasse Naboulet. Walked to where Pardoxe 67 once was. Fell back in love with Batignolles. Metro to Nouvelle Mairie for lunch. Evening stroll to fetch Persol and to vist our church, thento Susie Holland’s for cocktail party and dinner back at Chez Rene.
I think this was my favorite night of the trip; after which time the private club downstairs will continue to keep us awake all night as it already had the past two; but it was about to be even louder and later and sleep would no longer feature favorably on this trip. But this night was quite wonderful until it wasn’t. I remember it ending on something of a snit, no doubt in anxious anticipation f the inivitable racket. I think too we had had a great deal of time together in close quarters and we needed personal space. I would take it the next day. I’m meant to be working all the while on the e-books but it just proved impossible. I was in Paris so I was going to do stuff.
I think the concern is that living in Paris we would be caught up in some kind of debauch; I think it would be the opposite. I would front-load yoga and delicious food. I also want to make some good friends. I would like to fly over in January and arrive on Cape in June. During that time we could travel to a few key cities and visit friends and have them visit us. Over the summer the flat could be given or rented to friends depending on how much I like them. October and November we return to Paris, but here’s the point: By the end of 2019 we are going to be working with a whole different landscape.
So some things you could be looking forward to: An open letter to Ryan Murphy, letter to sponsors, making sense of my social media world, press release, letters to other venues….
On November 1,1 I am in Paris and my diary reads:
S at the mosque for hammam. Researching Paris theaters, spoke to guy. Miscommunication I thought S. would text when leaving; she thought meet at Iode so I was late. Tense. Jeuners. Bon Marché, Canal St. Martin, another mishap of lateness. Dom + Nan’s with Stan, Claudia, Esther making cameos. Home at like 4am. Private Club out of control downstairs. Oy.
First on the list of things to do today is to create an ad for V-Day. Something like For Valentine’s Day: February is Self-Love month and Sextrology is loving, probing cosmic survey of selfhood via the stars; and Cosmic Coupling is a rollicking speed through all the possible romantic relationships under the stars; and there are still 48 weeks of 2018 to go so get your book of weekly Haute Astrology horoscope e-book. All by Starsky + Cox. That’s good for starters.
The next thing on my list is to sort out my Dunn and Bradstreet account. I applied for a number a couple of years ago. And that took some doing. Then, as I recall, you register the number with the government. However the Dunn people made a typo and so the numbers didn’t match. More time on phone with them and they promised to (have) fix(ed) it. After lunch I will revisit that:
I am also going to send all the people on my Sponsor and Sparkler list their books today. I hope everybody enjoys the gift.
On November 12, I am in Paris and my diary reads:
Zero sleep. Breakfast in. Packed up a bit. Went to Freddy’s for lunch. Then to royalist bar on Rivoli and smoke to original barman. Kept waiting to hear from Charlie and bummed around met him at 8PM finally. Aborted Pasta meal at home. Wine from the cafe.
I’m going to type up some Dada Minutes.
This page is called Timeline:
Afterglow: Get notes to all Sponsors
Go through papers and files in office and basement.
Re-write the business plan for the new design collection
Draft an Events Memo
Research planet moves for next year’s Haute Astrology
Re-work the book proposal
Continue on basement, office, upstairs
Cast next year’s Afterglow and Afterglow at Oberon (formerly Glowberon)
Begin research for Nextrology
Intro pages for 2019 Haute Astrology
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