It's hard to believe I'll be watching a movie version of Stuck Outside of Phoenix in less than two months. Very surreal. I first brought this project up to Nico Holthaus in May of 2010. That's about two and a half years from conception to (God willing) fruition. For me, that's major quick. I quit the Refreshments in 1998. Stuck the Novel came out in 2003. Ghost Notes and Songs from Memory came out in 2008...You can see how long it takes me to finish a major project. That something this big and complicated is getting done in half that time is a testament to Nico, and to everyone in the cast and crew for doing what it takes.
As part of the incentive package for contributing to Stuck the Movie's Kickstarter campaign, many of you got a copy of my second novel Ghost Notes, and I've been pleased a few times this past week as people have reached out to let me know they've read and dug the novel. This was totally unexpected, and totally welcome. It's nice to know people who wouldn't have otherwise read Ghost Notes got a chance to because of the movie. One more reason for me to be thankful.
Speaking of Stuck the Movie: Nico and co. are on track to have it edited and ready for a Tempe premiere in late October. See you there!
Ladies and gentlemen, here's the final installment of my seven-part summer-long exploration of a 1982 Van Halen YouTube concert video. This project meant a lot to me, and I hope you like it. If you want, you can start at Part I and work your way through from the beginning.
Also, some of the people who donated to Stuck the Movie's Kickstarter campaign are now receiving their incentives in the mail. Of course, not everyone's package is ready because rewards like the Stuck the Movie DVD aren't finished, but some of the other ones went out this week. Once again, thank you to those who donated, and thank you Nico for once again following through.