Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Neil Gailman is Number One!



Sigh...he sure is.

But yep, Anansi Boys is #1 on the NYT Best Seller list; his indie film Mirror Mask opened last week in a limited release -- $7,000.00 per screen (ack...when I think about the numbers for Rock School I want to scream in frustration!) -- and life is pretty damn good for him right now. I love that he keeps a daily on line journal...it's so fucking cool.

So I've been in full writing mode the last couple of days which is why there have been no blog posts but I did want to mention a couple of things:

(1) Three Days in New York City received another awesome review in Single for Now Magazine written by a wonderful writer, Kathryn Lively. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I encourage you to check out Kat's books and this magazine -- both are totally, totally cool.

(2) I just picked up the newly released Cream Reunion Tour Live at Royal Albert Hall DVD from their May, 2005 concert and I cannot freaking wait to watch it! I'll be back later with my review but like, don't expect me to say anything bad. I mean, my son is named Eric if you get my drift...

(3) Julie is now playing bass in a band with the guy responsible for writing and playing the bass line on Billy Joel's River of Dreams. (His name is Chuck Treece and he plays many different instruments). Okay, so I think Billy Joel is way lame and will definitely be on the soundtrack in hell when I die along with Sting, U2, Indigo Girls, and Aerosmith, but who cares. Of course being a heathen Jew, I don't believe in hell, anyway...and besides, with Bush as President, aren't we there now already? Anyway, watch this space for MAJOR touring news as concerns Julie and Chuck Treece. And check out Chuck Treece -- all kidding aside, he is a major player and we won't hold that Billy Joel thing against him now, will we. His current project in which Julie is bassist is a punk band. Woo hoo - can't wait to go to their next show and get moshed.

Oh god, please don't let me get moshed. That happened to me once, and I actually prayed for death.

Okay, back to working on my novel. I've given myself a self-imposed deadline, so I'm outta here.

xo