Up before 8. Took some pictures of dresses Bree plans to trade to my old college friend Robin, who runs an Esty shop. Long wait for the 7 and G trains; went to the new Sweet Leaf in Greenpoint for a change. Worked 1 to 6 on the soul intro - got over a hump, more or less, into the 2nd half of section, partly by telescoping old drafts. Getting better, more to do. Stopped at The Thing on the way to the train, saw one of the James Brown bios I don't have outside, went into ask how much it was $3, ended up buying $20 total - Schoenberg's book on harmony, a Roof book (Craig Watson, Free Will, 2000), CDs of Cuban danzon, a good Jo Stafford best-of, and a 3-disc funk set from EMI publishing. G to F to Anthology for The Private Life of Don Juan (Alexander Korda, 1934). (Missed the 1st 10 min, but it's free/p.d. online.) Has that shot-in-Europe thrown-together opulence of late Welles. All the sadder for its self-referential campiness (one of aging swashbuckler's Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s last films). IMDB credits Merle Oberon as "Antonia, a Dancer of Passionate Temperament" and Gina Malo as "Pepita, Another Dancer of Equal Temperament." (Schoenberg joke here.) Didn't feel like reading on the train, listened to several episodes of Candy Matson, finally got sick of that and went back to Nuggets of Gospel. Cold out; tired; home by 10.