When A Plan Comes Together
Friday night at home, resting up for yet another big race, this time the NYRRC 18-miler on Sunday. It’d sure be nice to have a weekend off, but I guess that comes next week in Nantucket…
So, what am I up to? Well, we’re all about the Video Music Awards at the MTV these days. I’m managing all of the ridiculous planning like where all of our staff’s gonna’ be sitting and computing, who’s delivering which projects how and when, what we’re eating for dinner — stuff like that. That’s 10 hours of my day right there. OH! And my Aimee Mann article, “Aimee Mann Finds Herself Lost In Space” went up on the site today. As Kurt Loder likes to say, do check it out.
In between all of that somewhere I managed to touch base with my cousin Andrew whose remix of “Summer’s Gone” is going to be the surprise hit of the new CD single (which will now contain more songs than the original “Crash Site” CD from which it is derived). He added a bunch of new guitar and keyboard parts and funked up the intros and transitions a bit.
I grabbed a drink after work with a friend of mine, Alessa Geboff, who, I couldn’t convince to do tour press for me, but did work her cell phone for a few key contacts including another potential publicist. I still have to nail down D.C. and New York, then we’re good to go.
Other than that, I ate some Amy’s Tofu Vegetable Lasagna, drank some Gatorade, and watched the end of “The Maltese Falcon” (they never do find the damn thing!). So after I down a soy shake, I’m into bed (two nights before a race is the important one). In the morning, I’ll run, grab breakfast, and meet Kevin at Control One Studios to touch up his “Summer’s Gone” remix, our cover of “Take Me Home” and the other odds and ends. My friend Brian Ives, a writer from VH1, is writing the liner notes. The front and back of the CD is basically designed. It’s off to mastering September 4 (my 31st birthday present to myself), then duplication later that week.
I love it when a plan comes together.