The kind folks who sponsored the publication of the sheet music for Philip Aaberg’s Earth Abides sheet music have donated the full amount needed for the project.
This is a busy time for Sweetgrass Music and Philip Aaberg, but the music should be available in the near future.
Phil, in the meantime, is having a not un-typical Montana spring experience. He was a lucky winners of the lottery to float the wild Smith River, south of Great Falls, one of the great fishing rivers in a state of great fishing rivers. But, as Montana luck would have it, a late blizzard moved in earlier this week. So Phil and friends ared hole up for a while. All is well, and they should be home soon.
Life in Montana is never boring. But it’s always conducive to creativity.
Sally van Haitsma is my agent. She’s been of invaluable help in seeing the GRS biography through to publication; and she’s supported it even though the publisher sells few copies.
Now she’s struck gold. The Leisure Seeker, one of the novels she represents is going to be filmed. According to Hollywood Reporter today, the film will star Meryl Streep and Donald Sutherland.
The book is a wonderful read – and dangerous if you’re a geezer, because it’s the story of a older, ill couple, ignoring their children and heading out in their RV – the Leisure Seeker – to travel Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica…and Disneyland.
Congratulations to Sally, author Michael Zadoorian, and the filmmakers and actors wise enough to make this film. It will probably win many awards.
Now – if someone would only buy the film rights to the story of George R. Stewart’s life…..