I got almost two weeks to myself, and stayed home writing the whole time. I wasn’t thinking of writing a Novelsong – I’d drifted away from that impulse some months ago. But then, suddenly, everything crystallized around the images from a novel.
The hilarious thing? It’s my novel. One I wrote. And even funnier? As with the other novels in this series, I twisted the content of even my own novel to make the song into what it wanted to be. I don’t even do a true adaptation of my OWN writing. I am my own raw material.
It’s called THE MAN IN THE GAME, and I played it last Saturday at Grassroots Acoustica in Venice, CA. Maybe I’ll post a YouTube performance of it shortly. It’s a little oddly shaped, but if you’re reading this, that probably what you get into.