Okay, babe-a-leenies, I've got the jump on this one. Technically, it's tomorrow and I'm hereby filing my pointless report on time. Speaking of which, it's 1:15 in the morning. I am defintely more relaxed, having had a terrific midnight meal at one of my favorite haunts, Yakitori Totto
, on west 55th street, near 8th ave, on the same block as my office in midtown west Manhattan. This place is amazing, and serves til one ? later the rest of the week. You'd swear you were in Tokyo as you order off the byzantine grilled chicken menu (hearts, livers, tails, skin, knee bones, you name it, all grilled to perfection on little wooden skewers). And yes, they offer (wait for it)...chicken sashimi
. Seriously. No, I have not yet summoned the courage. Cock-a-fucking-doodle-doo.
So, of course, I remembered the other things I have to do this week, immediately after I posted Monday.
- Design a cover for a play by Cormac McCarthy, entitled Sunset Limited.
- Do same for Kim Deitch's new graphic novel, Alias The Cat, which I am also editing. And which rules.
- Reconfigure my design for the Surprise CD by Paul Simon in order to adapt it to, of all things, vinyl.
This latter is especially tricky and I wonder if I can pull it off in any meaningful way. I'm hoping to stall the Warner Bros Records people for yet another week. Designing the CD package itself was a deeply rewarding experience (Paul was amazingly cool and gracious to work with), but the fact is I had a lot more surfaces to play with concerning a booklet, which I do not have here. There were over 11 images used, one for each song, and I don't see how I can apply them to what amounts to one inner sleeve.
Perhaps drinking and crying will reveal the answer. We shall see.
I was at the office til after eleven and made major dents in the Garcia and the Almodovar, in case any of you were concerned. They're actually ready to show tomorrow. I like them, but then again that so rarely accounts for much.
In closing, just in case there's a lull in your next dinner party, here's an icebreaker: "Okay everyone, e-books suck and no one reads them. Discuss!" Anyone who'd like to do so here is more than welcome. Come on, peaches, sell me on the new digibooks. I dare you.