It’s been pretty queit around here for some time. That’s going to change as we move into the future of cool new endeavors, but first, let’s recap some of the past activities in the late parts of 2010.
First, The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales by Larry Harmon with Scott was published on August 17, 2010 by the Igniter Books imprint of HarperCollins. This one-of-a-kind look at the cultural impact of Bozo the World’s Most Famous Clown, also with some Laurel & Hardy tossed in for good measure. We did almost 100 interviews with media sources as far flung as Ireland, Great Britain, and Canada. And Scott was featured on live national television for the Fox & Friends Morning Show as well as the Today Show.
We are still actively promoting The Man Behind the Nose with some cool activities coming up in February and March. The PBS Television Program Pioneers of Television will feature Susan Harmon discussing the Bozo empire on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 8pm Eastern Standard Time.
And then in March, Scott is appearing at a couple of book clubs. He sings, he dances, and he mixes a mean cocktail so if any book clubs what a visit from a real life author, just let us know and he’ll hit the road straightway.
The last couple of months have intensely busy as he completed the first draft of Power Chord: One Man’s Ear-Splitting Quest to Find His Guitar Heroes, a crazy wacky adventure that saw him travel from rural campsites in Oklahoma to yoga and holistic healing facilities in the Berkshire Mountains to the stage of the legendary Whisky-a-Go-Go as Scott struggled to find the musicians who inspired him for years. The editors at HarperCollins are perusing the undoubtedly pristine pages as we speak.
Which leaves a little time to work on Premier Guitar article about the original guitar shredder Hank Garland. The goal is to produce the essential listing, definitive draft about Garland, something that will attract younger musicians who may not even know the legend’s name. But they will once they read the article.
And finally, Scott’s been doing some writing for a bluesman’s backstory for liner notes and press articles. We don’t want to mention the musician’s name yet because we’re still really early in the process. As things become for formal, we’ll let you know. But you will, without a doubt, want to check out his work.