The Black & Blue Orkestre has completed a new track, called Slide On. It's kind of a funk, gospel rocker that started as a semi-instrumental. Our bass player Grog suggested I write some real lyrics and it ends up she was right. I played some guitar on this one; Will played a lot more.
I enjoy this trans-global collaboration. I've met Grog once. We've never been in a studio together. Will has been over to my apartment for an hour and actually recorded some guitar for Will Been Done, another track of ours, but he started over when he got back to London and we threw it all out. Interesting what happens when ego simply disappears.
I'm in the middle of directing an episode of a dramatic series for network television. The cast is amazing. The writing is very strong. This one's a little different from the other ones I've done. It's kind of like a high-speed bullet train, sleek, taut and absolutely no room for error. Needless to say the pressure is intense. But, I feel good and am having a great time. Won't come up for air until November 23.
By then Black & Blue might have an EP together.
Great to hear from you. You were really great in the Good Wife episode. It was wonderful to work with you. You always brought something clear and specific to every take. I think you will be very pleased when you see the final cut. I just finished my Director’s Cut today.
Just watched “When You’re Strange” on Netflix. Loved it. Beautiful portrait of Jim you painted there–a lovely contrast to the buffoon that Kilmer and Stone created. I was looking out for places where the real footage of Jim could have been mistaken for re-enactments (remembering what you’d said about the Sundance critics) and I saw none. It was clearly him the whole time. Such idiots.
Anyway, just wanted to say hi and thank you again for having me on The Good Wife. It was a great experience working with you. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
All the best to you Tom, and happy holidays
So nice to hear from you. I like the Good Wife too. There is some really fine acting on the show and it is one of those rare TV shows that doesn’t make you feel like an idiot.
that is great news about When You’re Strange opening in Spain. I know the company releasing it and I like them a lot. I hope it does well. Perhaps you can keep us informed as to what happens in Espangna.
Thanks so much for your continued support. I’m glad you like our music. I’m taking a little break for a month and then I think Will and I will focus on getting an EP out.
The thing is the music takes just as much time, thought and effort as the filmmaking does. It is hard to balance between the two.
But, the rewards are much more immediate.
Thanks very much for writing. Which scene were you in on The Good Wife? Thanks for your kind words. I did enjoy myself. The crew was very welcoming and supportive. If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years it is to genuinely respect the crew. Whatever respect you give them they give it back in spades.
Yeah, Will did a good job getting all the songs up on Facebook.
Sounds like things are going well at film school.
The TV show (The Good Wife) turned out well. All the actors are amazing and the writing was very strong. I’ll keep you posted on when it shows.
Sorry for the late reply. Directing these TV shows takes a tremendous amount of time and concentration.
I’m glad you like the new song. It is one of my favorites.
I think the episode of The Good Wife will air sometime in December. I will let you know.
Interesting news about the pardon possibilities. Though, I must say, I agree with the guy who wrote in to the NY Times and said, the Jim he loved was the Jim he loved, the pardon with all due disrespect, is meaningless.
I hope all is going will with you.
Good news!! Finally, The Doors documentary “When you’re strange” opens in Spain. Release date: 10 december 2010.