Didn’t notice when I got up. Weight 214.4.

Monk’s birthday – watched a live solo performance of 4 Ellington tunes, put a Riverside-era set on my phone. Should probably have played something from my fakebook. Left for downtown about 11:30, read Lethem while waiting for Alex Abramovich, just back from a New Orleans trip. Lunch, 2:30 showing of The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith at Metrograph. Smith is a fascinating character, but the parts closest to my concerns were on Hall Overton and Monk’s Town Hall concert. Among the talking heads – Steve Reich, Carla Bley, Jason Moran. Had another coffee w/ Alex, walked up to McNally-Jackson, didn’t go in. Picked up my gtr at Rivington - worked out conveniently, as it’s down the block from KGB bar. Reading wasn’t for a while, finished Lethem, read in Gates. One could, shall we say, quibble with the equation of the ordinary English word “signifying” w/ the theoretical specifics of Saussure. Steph Burt/Terrence Hayes at KGB; taked to Steph for a while before. Read a fair chunk of Brown on the way home, listened (at various points) to aforementioned Monk, also 3 of his tunes on Misha Mengelberg’s Four in One. Home about 10. No prose.