I think I may have cracked "Boring Postcards," which is to say I have all the verses in the right order; the trick was using some shorter lines as a 'post-chorus' rather than in a kind of ABAC form. Music requires some finesse, but it's getting close. First song I've finished in a while.
Read to p. 100 of Black Against Empire at E77. Worked on the storage space move (inc. CD shelves) 10-noon. Got out a little after 2, finished Briante (travelogueish last 'movement,' pretty disappointing after the strong start and listened to most of Pavone/Halvorson, Departure of Reason. "The Object Of Tuesday" is potentially coverable - reminds me of Barthelme's "cities are centers of copulation" song from City Life. Ate a just ok burrito at Essex Market, worked 4-6 on "Heat Wave"/HDH. It's tough. Finally had an email back from the new ed. at Wesleyan. Walked to McNally-Jackson, ran into Alex A. outside, talked instead of browsing. Luc Sante and Richard Hell read from their new books. Elegies for cities (Luc called his a "cenotaph"). Chatted with Ted Barron, who had been in Paris during the recent suicide bombings. A bite and drink w/ Luc, Mimi Lipson, a cousin of hers whose wedding is Saturday, Annie Nocenti, and a woman named Magdalena who had been at Zinc a couple weeks ago. Started Kristi Maxwell, Realm 64 (Ashanta, 2008); chess-themed; epistolary palare, mock-footnoted. Listened to the rest of Pavone/Halvorson on the way home, and a podcast on David O. Selznick (oh, yeah, listened to a Tracy/Hepburn episode on the bus from Purchase yesterday).