Up at 6, showered and got out around 7:30 before Bree got up, a few p. of Just Sitting, [I have this plan to start meditating when I've finished it, now that I'm also surfeited on dharma podcasts] straight to Oracle, made coffee, worked on preface forever, so slow, smoked too much, took a break to read a Deborah Eisenberg story in [henceforth] NAS, worked more, came home, looked up a quote I'd wanted from Reebee Garafalo, Rockin' Out, started rewriting the relevant paragraph until Monica Howe came over to rehearse "Any Road Home." She sounds good; Bree suggested that I not start the set w/ her/it. Tried to go out for a bit but there was a bad/shrill jazz singer at e77, Bene was closing, and no room at the inn at Starbucks. No refuge. But I thought about the Garafalo graf and wrote it fairly efficiently when I got back, then HEAD ONE (also did that yesterday). Read 15 p. of The Devices, a short book by Norman Fischer - Zen priest poet inexplicably assoc. with the language crowd. Baldachin: an altar canopy. Picked up the gtr and came up w a nice hook + progression at one point. Bed about 1.