27. February 2014 · Comments Off on Book Frozen – And cover draft finished! · Categories: book status, poetry

Hello all,

Today, 27-Feb-2014, the book is officially frozen. All stories and poems in place. Next steps, final copy editing and files to printer and off to ebook conversion.  Also, lots of exciting news coming!

Here’s a draft of the full cover!

This is a draft of the book cover. Click to enlarge.

This is a draft of the book cover. Click to enlarge.

April 15 availability on in print (Amazon and others) and Kindle is scheduled (a bit earlier for Indiegogo supporters as well as essayist and poet copies). Apple and Google Play bookstores shortly thereafter.

Warm regards to all,

Gary

 

20. February 2014 · Comments Off on Animation, and homestretch · Categories: Uncategorized

Hi,

We’re in the homestretch! The book is planned to be publicly available and orderable in print and in ebook formats on April 15, 2014. (Copies to Indiegogo supporters and reviewers will be shipped before that.)

Below is the video that started it all!

Click to watch the Dads of Disability Project Video on Youtube

Click to watch the Dads of Disability Project Video on Youtube

And here is what Mr. Book really looks like! (This is a proof copy, and there will be slight changes before release.)

Dads of Disability Cover

Dads of Disability Cover (click to enlarge)

 

All the best,

Gary

07. February 2014 · Comments Off on Harry Nilsson Documentary and Dads of Disability · Categories: sites to visit, Uncategorized, video

Hi,

I watched Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?) over the course of the past few days on the FlixoftheNet. And what exactly does this have to do with Dads of Disability?

harrynilsson

First of all, among the many hits he wrote for himself and others, he wrote what I think is the seminal “Dad” song of all time: the theme from “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.”  You can listen to it here  (OK, maybe “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin is better known and is a tie for “best Dad song.”)

Despite my son’s speech challenges, we can still sing that song together.  He especially enjoys the silly “scatting”-like words at the end.

Secondly, the documentary shows that, despite Nilsson’s father abandoning him at age 4, he evolves to have deep relationships with a son from his first marriage and the children he had in his last.  I think it is a pretty touching tribute to fatherhood.

Finally, it’s a great (if not a touch too long) documentary about a man whose musical influence usually goes unmentioned.  Watch the doc, and you’ll see just how many of his songs you know and how many people he influenced. And how sad it is that we lost him so young.

Cheers,

Gary