so: in couple hours, will jump train, go north - and by tonite will be rekindling friendships at my promoter buddy safari's monkey magic nite - checking other friend brooklyn, who claims to have become a scratch deejay since i saw him last... and may wind up sleeping in his van, with one or more people. have also been invited to a free party 'at a secret location in yorkshire' - gives me a phone number to contact for a 'treasure map'... old acid house tactics to avoid the authorities. mail's from 'the very tidy pirates', which is, i assume the new name of another friend's band. they asked me to come up with a name for them. my suggestion was stealth mode. they threatened albino negro... maybe this is some kind of bizarro compromise.