An update

Working on that pilot. Why does so much good stuff occur to me in the last few minutes before sleep and where do all the pens go that I used to have ready to record such thoughts?

I'm planning more research travel in the next month. That the travel might coincide with Hallowe'en again has nothing to do with anything. It's all research, baby, research. And some actual work-work on a book project that needs to be well underway before Christmas. So I'm busy. I'd love to spend some time discussing the new television season as I go through the digital mountains on my DVR. Soon. Right now I'm digesting on the fly.

Though I am looking forward to (god, I hope loving and not trashing) Life On Mars. The original was stunning. And though I had severe doubts about an earlier draft I read of the US version - much of the best, most thematically meaningful stuff removed and a bizarro cutesy lawyer added in its place - two of the greatest words I heard all summer were "Harvey" and "Keitel." Yeah.


Another announcement

THE CLOSER:Absalom made the semifinals at Scriptapalooza TV. And I'm over the oh-god-oh-god-it's-never-going-to-work hump and closing in on a spiffy new draft of my latest pilot - details to come soon. After which I get a victory lap shopping trip to Record Surplus on Pico. They've got to have some new Legacy International recordings that I don't own yet. Maybe one of those German beer garden collections I've been looking for? Polka 'til you drop!

I can, you know.

After which I absolutely promise I will do something about getting this blog-that-isn't a blog into some honest-to-blog software so it really IS a blog. And both of you reading can post comments. Yowza.