It has been a while since an update, and there has been a lot going on with the movie.
The west coast trip went even better than expected. The trip netted 15 hours of interviews for We Want The Airwaves and captured another 5 hours of WFNX related news clips and home movies. Some highlights included talking to Kurt St. Thomas and Max Tolkoff, two former WFNX Program Directors, about their days at the station. It was also great to get Thom Lane's unique perspective on the station, since he was at WLYN before it flipped to become WFNX.
In terms of filming, I'm working on lining up interviews with Neal Robert, Bill Abbate, Wizard Security's Jeff Freedman, and a few other key people. I'm about to begin working on the "One in Ten" segment soon, and look forward to talking to some contributors of that groundbreaking show. Plus, there are still a couple of important figures I don't want to talk to until the very end of the process, so I'll continue to do interviews right up until the very end. We Want The Airwaves is still on track to be completed this summer, which will be the 30th anniversary of WFNX going on the air, and there are already some early rumblings about fun ways to premiere the movie.
There's still a TON of work to be done, but large segments of the movie are in place, and we've now got a pretty good idea what the final movie will look like. Every day, I think, "I can't wait to share this with everybody!" It's a really incredible story with twists and turns that will blow your mind, and I know this is something all of you will be proud to have been involved with. So, thank you again. We couldn't have done it without your help!
In other strange, but not entirely unrelated news, I've been chosen as a finalist for a reality show about documentary filmmakers. The final, filmed audition for the show will take place in just a couple of weeks in New York. I really hope I make it, and that this might translate into some good publicity for We Want The Airwaves!
I thought I'd end this update with some video for you to check out. Everybody knows about the infamous Green Day concert at the Hatch Shell, but do you remember who the opening band was? The Meices! Although their career path might not have been as illustrious as Green Day's, they were still a great band and deserve a little love from We Want The Airwaves for the important role they played that fateful day. Here's a sample of a couple of rough outtakes about Green Day's opening act at the Hatch Shell:
And, while we're talking about The Meices, why not check out the music video for "Daddy's Gone to California" the single WFNX was playing when The Meices came to Boston in September of 1994.