The past few weeks have been something of a blur between putting the final touches on Twin Infinity and then collapsing in a heap after opening weekend. But emerging from the fog, I’m just completely astounded at how great everything is going!
For starters, the Twin Infinity premiere went just amazingly well. More than 2,000 people came out to the two performances and the response was everything I could hope for. Could not be prouder of the show and just can’t wait to share it with the world. It’s got a handful of venues this season, but it’s looking like that will only expand over the next few years as more venues come on board. It was so great to hear thousands of people laughing at all the right moments and on the edge of their seats at all the right moments, too. I’m particularly proud of how well all the flashback scenes went (a major change from the radio version). Can’t say thanks enough to all the folks who came out and made it such a great weekend. And an extra shout-out to Tim League and the management team at the Highball for hosting our opening night party!
The KLRU/PBS YouTube series is just humming along at this point. I’ve seen rough-cuts of every episode except the last one. Wish we had a few more views on the later episodes that are live, but I’m planning to promote the hell out of it once the series is complete. Binge-watching will only take a couple of hours, so it’s a much easier commitment than, say, an entire season of House of Cards. Eve Tarlo and the gang at KLRU are just killing it. Fingers crossed, we’ll schedule shoots of the sequels soon for two more seasons!
Finally, I’m getting back into the writing of SALT today. If you’re reading this and haven’t yet listened to SALT, I highly encourage you to do so. Click HERE to start. Couldn’t be more happy with what Buzz Moran has done with my words and voice. And Adrian Quesada‘s music is simply perfect. Each episode really does take you to a place you’ve never been before. One of the really fun parts of writing it has been incorporating my research of actual Haitian vodou rituals into the storytelling. What happens as a result of those rituals is fiction, but the rituals themselves are true to life. Turns out there’s a fan of the project living in Haiti who just messaged me about it on Facebook. Kinda can’t wait to hear her response to what we’ve done once she’s listened to all of it.
And the tour keeps rolling along. We’ve just wrapped up a series of gigs in Virginia and parts midwest. As usual, the response has been just great and most of the venues are saying they’re going to have us back. Next up, a mini-tour of Florida, then up to the Northeast. Our first out-of-town performances of Twin Infinity happen in this next round at one of our favorite venues, Proctors in Schenectady. Click HERE for the complete tour.