Progress is what I have come to blog about. These last few days have been pretty incredible, as far as what we have accomplished in a short time. More specifically, with limited funding. First, I will have to say I have the best friends in the whole wide world. The amount of support that I have received for this is tremendous, and wouldn’t happen without all of them.
Is it weird to say that I am really excited about a cache of weapons being found? Well, it’s true. A whole big stash of airsoft guns where located by a friend. His company sells the airsoft products, but because they are relatively inexpensive, when defective ones come in, they aren’t sent back. They are, instead, put into a big pile and shrink wrapped. Then, when the pallet is full, it is wheeled into the back of a warehouse, not too dissimilar to that of one seen in Indiana Jones. Score!
One of the biggest pieces of news is the that from the Band/Musician Assemblage 23 front man Tom Shear. I was turned on to A23′s music a few years ago, loved it, stepped away from it, then returned to it. When I was editing The Last Stand, the song Horizon kept coming to mind. I couldn’t escape the lyrics, and it has probably helped to drive the script forward:
Spiral and coil into black
Some remembered, some forever gone
We never get them all back
The relentless march of time must still go on
The tide is turning
Your days are numbered
Your future has crumbled
Well, since this is taking off and becoming available to the web as a series, it is important to make sure that all things used are ok to use. Having an artists work without their permission or their blessing for your art is probably about the worst thing I could think to do. So I wrote to Tom, explained our situation and why I chose his song and asked if we could use it. Thinking that I would never hear from him, due to him being famous and huge and all, I was prepared for the worst. Less than 18 hours later, Tom wrote me back to say that we could use the song. I nearly fell into my beer. A huge thanks goes out to Assemblage 23 for this.
It has been a good couple of days.