A while back I mentioned that "The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's" was going to be turned into a film. Well, here's an update -- and a call to arms.
The idea for this film is to make it more than a straight-ahead documentary. The frame for the picture will be my own quest to put together a Jewish-Punk reunion, and in doing so to relate the story of my own behind the scenes adventures in creating the original book. There will of course be lots of info about and great music clips of the Jew-Punks in action, but there will also be the outrageous and up to this point unrevealed stories from my own misadventures with the legends I wrote about. For instance, I will reveal how Richard Hell promised to "kill me" -- a fact that has led to my current book in the works, a faux mystery titled, "Please Don't Kill Me, Richard Hell."
Now, here's the awkward part. While the folks creating the film itself are super-enthusiastic and even more super-talented, they are--like the rest of us--not exactly rolling in bucks. So, I've decided to send out an appeal here to all of you in JewPunk land. If you're interested in seeing this film made and think that you or someone you know might be interested in helping make it financially possible, just say. Doesn't have to be a major donation, since every little bit helps. But if it's significant enough, we can talk about including you as one of the producers and hence one of those who actually sees some windfall from the project. If nothing else, you'll definitely be name-checked in celluloid and able to write off a chunk of your taxes as well.
Ok, enough about that. I don't want to feel as if I'm pressuring anyone. Just letting you know where things currently stand.
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Gabba gabba chey,