Last winter, after I wrote a Basement Songs column for Popdose about Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring, (the link: http://popdose.com/basement-songs-aaron-copland-appalachian-spring/) I was contacted by Rosie Burton, a producer for BBC Radio, who was doing a piece on the tune, "Simple Gifts." Having read my column, she asked for my participation in her project and in January I was interviewed. I don't know how I wound up on a program featuring Woody Guthrie's daughter reflecting on how her parents met, but it was quite an honor. I hope people check it out. I listened to it this afternoon and I thought I sounded awkward and stilted. You be the judge.
Other news down the pipeline is that Wendover, the comic I co-wrote with Jeff Marsick (the link: http://www.wendoverproject.com/) has been selling well in the Manhattan comic shop that Jeff solicited. In fact, they want more issues! How f''n cool is that? Considering that this has been purely a passion project for the two of us (I can't leave out our artist, Jonathan Burkhardt), I'd say we've done okay, wouldn't you?
All in all, the week has started off pretty damn good. Now, if I could just shed a couple of pounds.