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As you can tell, we’re easing into this whole fall thing. The only thing I can fit on the calendar this week is Maxx Klaxon’s show at the Knitting Factory on Saturday night, which is a must-do. Maud and I have been texting each other prospective t-shirt slogans all week: “I go down easy,” “Maxx say Relaxx”… I’m also contemplating my look for the season — “louche beatnik mermaid meets Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, per usual” would be nicely enhanced with the scent of “Love in the Time of Cholera, with Geek Love base notes.” If only such a fragrance existed! Sigh.