I just spoke to Jeff on the phone. His voice sounded ragged, but he assured me he'd had a really good night's sleep, possibly as much, he said, as six hours.
Clint is apparently dead still sleeping.
I should never have left those two in Austin unsupervised.
I've been holding off on posting my review of Scott Walker: 30 Century Man until I've transcribed the hour-long interview I did with filmmaker Stephen Kijak, not the easiest thing in the world to do with a carpal tunnel syndrome flare-up caused by two long liveblogging sessions.
Hopefully the boys will have some good video and photos and reports ready to upload for us in a little while - I know Jeff got some great footage of REM's Peter Buck last night, if he can only access enough brain cells to download it and write something.
I feel bad but I honestly didn't know that part of my editorial duty would involve getting those two Lojacked. I'm so sorry.
Here is some more Ask a Ninja blogging, this time with me and my tiny little laptop. Kent Nichols on the left, me and said tiny laptop in the middle, Douglas Sarine on the right, club kingsnake booth in the background.
And as soon as I have this interview transcribed, I'll post my thoughts on the Scott Walker music doc. Short review: Great film, and hopefully the reclusive genius will find a few new fans when it starts showing on the American art house circuit. Those who don't like Walker because they think he's pretentious may change their minds when they actually see him interviewed and watch the footage of him recording The Drift, but those who don't like him because his current work baffles them will most likely not. And fans will think they've died and gone to heaven. Interviewees include Brian Eno, Johnny Marr, Marc Almond, Lulu, Dot Allison, Radiohead, David Bowie, and a lengthy list of other notables in experimental, alternative, and pop music. I got chills, but then again, I'm a complete freak.