Worked on HDH about 1-3 in the Indonesian coffee place near Zinc. Played the Segue/Poetics Orch. gig w/ Janice Lyons (a last minute sub for Julie Patton, who broke her foot) and Laynie Browne. Just me/Bob/Ehran/another guest bassist. One left. After dinner, made the trek to Astoria for a party at Alex Abramovich's, who I haven't seen in some time. Talked to Joshua Beckman about Latouche/Elmslie; Sam Lipsyte and Chris Sorrentino about bridges, Dylan; general discussion of Big Star. (Some of that sounds predictable, doesn't it?) Well into Bad Girl. It's very touching in places; apparently, it was the 5th best-selling novel of 1928. It turns out that Vina Delmar also wrote the screenplay to The Awful Truth.
Wasn't in until 1 am yesterday, so today was a slow start. Did a bit of work in the storage space; read more Delmar at the Uruguayan bakery; napped; went out again to E77, chatted with Macgregor (his daughter Elka apparently loves videos of Bree); went with Bree to see Carol Lipnik, w/ Matt Kanelos on piano at Pangea; the Times' cabaret critic Stephen Holden was expected and she and her directer Kevin called out the troops. Particularly liked two of the newer songs, "The Oyster and the Sand" and "Honeypot," and an encore of "Moon River" with some altered harmony - a genius choice for throwing Holden and other cabaret traditionalists some "red meat" (as Carol said afterwards).