Warm thanks to those who turned up at my events this weekend: the Peter Sellars interview (in which the director compared the standard operatic repertory to "some irritating person's record collection"), my Noise lecture (which clocked in at 75 minutes, an improvement over last year's Seattle marathon), and a book signing. Those who attended the lecture got a surprise gift in the form of the book itself. It was fun to see people wandering down Ninth Avenue holding The Rest Is Noise. The major thrill of the weekend was, however, getting to meet Werner Herzog. In a fit of eloquence I said to him, "Oh, wow, uh."