Okay…as promised in my last entry, I had committed to posting an excerpt or two from my new book, A Season in the Warrior Utopia, by the end of July. I have about 30 minutes to spare…west coast time. (Of course, I happen to be on Mountain Time tonight – at a hotel in Salt Lake City – but who’s watching that closely?)
Anyway, this is officially my first public posting of this material, as only a select handful have read any part of it so far. Sharing this stuff feels very different to me than any other kind of music or writing that I believe I’ve ever done. Why? Because it wasn’t initially written with the foregone conclusion that I would ever publish it. I was just writing journal entries. So in a way, it feels more like I’m handing over a diary, then offering previews from a book. It’s bizarre.
That aside, I’ll spare you all the usual disclaimers one offers when allowing folks to preview their work. We’ve set up a basic page that will give you a little bit of the backstory, then we’ve included a few entries to get you started. (Randomly selected from Day 1 and Day 8.) Soon after should be the Prologue and Introduction so you can have a bit more set-up about how it all went down and what this magical island is all about. But once you’re through Week One – as you’ll see from scoping out the entire Table of Contents – there is an awful lot that goes down and a ton of stuff to process.
Enough said for now. Scope it at your leisure: