Up at 6. Wrote to WFMU about Shrimper show. Got a little involved in some papers by Graham Priest on paraconsistent logic and whether dialectictions believe contradictions. Interesting - really, about as lucid a treatment of this material as I can imagine, even if I disagree about some details. Will get back to this. Read about 12 p. of Deleuze ('intensity'), and to 115 in Hejinian. Shopped for Bree, had to take expired roast beef back later (picked up pants at dry cleaner at this point). Napped, too briefly, had a kind of stressful discussion about our medical bills - gathered some information about that I'd been putting off. Left about 2, though the movie wasn't until 4:30. E train wasn't running, so my plan to go to LIC beforehand didn't work. Had a bit in midtown, sat in the Hyatt near MoMa for a while, started tying to update my CV, didn't get far b/c of formatting. Straub-Huillet, From Today Until Tomorrow, 1996; a (relatively) straightforwardly cinematic staging of a lesser-known Schoenberg one-act about a fairly empty (surprise) bourgeois couple arguing about each others' dinner party flirtation. I think atonal music may suit lyric drama better than 'absolute' forms - there's something to hang onto (as in Lulu), and the expressionistic qualities come out. I'm sure that means I'm a philistine. In scale and theme, this was oddly reminiscent of Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, though w/o the tunes. A little Lubitsch there too, surprisingly. Last line, from their child, "What are modern people, Mama?" (It's in German, of course. The libretto was by S.'s wife, under the name Max Blonda.) Moses and Aaron showing later, but it's too much. Finally finished Presence and Pleasure before the movie and waiting for the train after - her reading of "The Payback" is interesting, but the constant references to the "dominant Western/Anglo-American" culture (it isn't funky, musically or otherwise) are numbing, as is the tendency to write as if no black musicians have been involved with song form. Got to Oracle at 8:30, made myself send a CV somewhere (won't go into it, the work probably won't come through, but it was a loose end on my to-do list) and submitted all my grades. Truly done. A little exhausted by everything to write by that point, took a longish break watching a couple of episodes of Suspense.