Dear Friends and Blog Followers, in an effort to be as responsive as possible to and as interactive as possible with comments I receive on this blog, I am only too happy to briefly interrupt the thread that's been developing having to do with the true story of my alien abduction in order that I might, as one commenter has suggested, give credit where credit is very much due. Below I present to you a video work created by and starring a man to whom, along with Pablo Picasso, I owe a huge debt of gratitude for the powerful and truly profound influence he had on the course of my early artistic development. I am speaking of an enormously gifted and telegenic artist whose warmth and encouragement moved millions of people a long time ago to follow their muse. I am speaking, of course, of none other than "America's favorite TV artist," John Gnagy. Thank you, John Gnagy, wherever you are, for what you gave to me and to all of us. Thank you.