Last night I woke up at 4am stressed out about work and couldn't fall back asleep. It was a kind of abject misery. I did a few things today for each of my clients and then tried to chill out maximally because you need the space to create or none of it comes together. I had brunch with my friend who loves the movies, who loaned me Closely Watched Trains and Battle of Algiers, and then we hung out for a little while and listened to The Fall and I really felt like a teenager again, and then we contemplated getting passes to a hotel pool but it was too much money so we went to Kim's and I bought Satyricon because the above image on the cover absolutely captured my imagination, and also Three Times. And he bought Two-Lane Blacktop, which I loved. And then I did some other stuff, too, just to slow the general pace of things down to something more manageable (for breaking news on my life and publicity projects, check out twitter.com/luxlotus) , but mostly right this second I've got the windows open, Etta James and The Gossip playing, and all I plan to do tonight is exhale. I can dig that beat.