Monday, February 18, 2008

Odds and Sods for Monday, February 18, 2008

So in case you were worried, it turns out I am still alive and woo hoo, Julie and Eric are on their way to Seattle right now, embarking on the month long Adrian Belew Trio tour which kicks off tomorrow night at the Triple Door. Hey, I just clicked on that tour link - many thanks to webmasters Rob and Scott - it looks awesome.

Anyway, I promise this is the last time I'll whine but I hope none of you get this particular strain of the flu...and how interesting...it's now all over the news that the flu shots we were given are resistant to whatever this bug is so, yeah, like I didn't know this already, we got horrible, sharp pointy flu virus filled needles for nothing.

Seriously, today is the first morning in over two weeks that I woke up feeling 100% and not coughing and all dizzy.

Time to play catch up.

On the top of my list of things to report other than the tour, Eric plays drums on this amazing new recording called Robert Musso and friends featuring Robert Musso on guitar, Dave Dreiwitz on bass, Elliott Levin on sax, flute, and poetry, Raoul Bjorkenheim on guitar, and special guest poet John Richey. You can purchase a download of the CD right here and all I can is...wow. Nice cover art, too, huh.



And if that is not enough, Eric also makes a stellar appearance with Project Object on the new Zappanale 18 CD/DVD performing Zappa's brilliant Village of the Sun/Echidna's Arf (Of You)/Don't You Ever Wash That Thing and you can purchase that right here and what the hell, I finally taught myself how to take screen shots so let's try it out...if you click on it, I'm not quite sure what is going to happen, meaning, will it take you right to the purchase page without the use of the link I provided or will it simply just work like a regular photo I post? We'll both find out together.

Wait. I just realize it's impossible to take you to an actual page. But it will look like the actual page. Whatever. The main thing is, I'm so impressed that I taught myself how to do this that today's post is going to be full of them but I promise this will be a one time event.

ETA: Those screen shot things are really a confusing pain in the ass. Don't click on them, just click on the link which takes you to the actual page. Bleh. No wonder no one else ever uses them. I should have figured that out.



Secondly, I got my very first IMDB listing! Soo...here's a copy of my IMDB web page...



Anyway, I am now on IMDB because of a little film in which I co-star called Why We Wax and here's their website and where the film will be screening:



And it appears I'm breaking into the movies now in a big way because the short story version of Daddy Left Me Alone with God was made into a film by actor/director Jonty Reason and the official film web page is way cool:



This is so crazy! According to Jonty's website, "BASED ON THE SHORT STORY BY ROBIN SLICK...Already selected for three International Film Festivals, two in the UK (Swansea Life and The International Film Festival, England 2008) as well as the International Film Festival South Africa, DADDY LEFT ME ALONE WITH GOD is a remarkable little film."

I also have mentioned more than once that I'm editor and contributor to a new anthology called 39 and Holding Him and I am giving you the Barnes and Noble link because their page just looks so pretty.



Anyway, the cover girl, Matilda Kay has kindly started a MySpace page for our book right here and I ask that you friend us. And now, because I am just so impressed with my new ability to take screen shots, here is what our MySpace site looks like:



I also found out that some of my books are available for your Amazon Kindle if you own one -- here's the link for that.

And so ends what had to be the world's most self-indulgent post but I figure starting tomorrow, my blog is going to be all Belew tour for the next month or at least 99%...so I needed to get all my promo slut stuff in now.

Sorry, sorry.

And again, I promise no more screen shots.

Later,
xo

8 comments:

Aimeepalooza said...

I'm in awe of the film. The other stuff too but I cannot imagine how it must feel to have a film made of a story you wrote.

Daryl Darko said...

very cool kudos to you on the story-film! glad you are feeling better too. i was sick with just a cold for 3 days this week. can't imagine having the full blown flu. and congrats on the launch of the new tour!! i see them on Saturday. counting the seconds...

Maryanne Stahl said...

very cool about the story film! maybe you'll be going to the Oscars next year!

Kram said...

Robin- will you be at the Portland gig? Love to meet you.
Mark

Kimberly M. Wetherell said...

shazam!

you should make sure to have your (ahem) *other* filmmaker add you to IMDb as well!!!!

only you would have everything else going on AND have two films on the fest circuit at once! :-)

so proud to be a part of it...

xo

Daryl Darko said...

Robin? Who are you endorsing or president now?

RobinSlick said...

Aimee, it totally freaked me out. Jonty told me yesterday that he's mailing me the DVD -- I can't wait to see it though how cool would it be to see it in England? (God in the story is based on Eric Clapton)

Maryanne, ha ha, the only Oscars in my future are made by Oscar Mayer.

Kim, I'm thrilled about "our" film and was looking at the screenings to see if any coincided with where my kids will be on tour but you just miss it by days! Because no, Marc, Daryl I do not get to see any shows until March 12 in Philly unless I get so nuts I just book a plane last minute and surprise them.

And it says on my sidebar along with a pic as to who I am endorsing for President now but for me Kucinich was the only real choice and I still feel that way though won't do something stupid like a write-in if the primary in May here miraculously has Clinton and Obama at the neck and neck stage.

P. E. Nolan said...

Congrats from a fellow "why we wax" participant. Hope we meet in person some day.
Tricia