While I was at Pete’s Candy Store enjoying a concert by Nevada City, CA band Golden Shoulders, with special guest performer Joanna Newsom, I spotted director Michel Gondry. It wasn’t difficult to do, for he emitted an unmatched aura of focus and determination. I’d seen this focus before, though never in creative visionaries. I’m used to it in drunk dudes with popped collars who have invested $100 in boozing up a special lady and are trying to seal the deal. In his own lasciviously romantic (French) way, Gondry demonstrated this focus in his pursuit of Joanna. Presumably, the director, was there to discuss making for her a music video. To me he looked like a dude obsessively trying to get laid. I was a dude obsessively trying to get someone to draw on my sling. I was unable to satisfy his desire, but he satisfied mine.