Before I go into the usual rigamarole about where we are with the book and why the bloody blue blazes it’s taking so long (please turn to page 239 in your Soap book excuse hymnal), I wanted to refer you for a moment to history being made.
If you’ve been following Jay Johnson’s blog at all (and really, if you’re at all interested in Soap or excellent showmanship, why would you not?), you know that Jay this very week is performing his Tony award winning one-man show The Two and Only in North Carolina, where it will be filmed for DVD release. However, if you really want to get the most out of this experience, you need to follow the production’s Facebook page.
I know, I know, Facebook is to the human soul what soda is to tooth enamel, but really, he’s been posting some brilliant stuff there. Break a leg, Jay! (Just not your own, OK?)
And now on to the book.
We are about halfway through the part of the process where I send to each person interviewed the segments of the book that either quotes or discusses them. This is quite an involved process where in some cases we go line by line to make sure that we’ve gotten as close as possible to what actually happened. Often this takes the form of a type of “triangulation” where person A remembers something happening one way, person B another way, and person C yet another. It’s at times like this that you just have to go with who you think was in the best position to remember it (some people’s memories are better than others) and what was the most likely thing to have occurred. I still can’t believe so much is remembered of events that happened 35 years ago!
Anyway, thank you for your continued patience and support for this project. I’ve learned a lot more than I ever thought I would, and hopefully that means the same will go for you all when you finally have the opportunity to read it.
Confused? You won’t be 🙂