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Friday, July 02, 2010

THIS IS FROM GRIT LASKIN, THE MAN WHO BUILT THE GUITAR I USE ONSTAGE AND WHO IS WRITTEN ABOUT IN THE "OH C-EH-N-EH-D-EH?" CHAPTER:  

Hi Chris,

I am LOVING your book.  Your stories are wonderful and your writing is
thoroughly compelling--and I'm only on page 44!  

Which is one of the reasons I'm writing....

In that section of your book you're describing your family driving past the
campers heading to Woodstock.  My first reaction was... I may have passed you on
the highway!

I may be Canadian, but that summer, when I was 15, I was participating in an
international leadership-encouraging program that found me doing volunteer work
with autistic children at a mental hospital (that's what we called 'em, at the
time) near Nyack New York.  On our weekly day off, myself and some of the other
older kids decided we'd head up state where we'd heard Jimi Hendrix was going to
be appearing at a music festival of some kind.  

We piled in one car and headed for Woodstock.  When we were about 3 miles from
the site, we encountered the huge backup of traffic.  We sat there for almost an
hour, hoping the traffic would move and debating what to do.  We had only the
one day, and if we spent hours in this "parking lot" we'd be lucky to reach the
festival in time to turn around.  

We had no choice--disappointed, we turned around, drove all the way back down to
New York City, and went to a broadway play (my first!): "Promises, Promises",
with music by Burt Bacharach, who I'd never heard of until that moment.  

So, you and I came equally that close to history.

Ironically, as I write this, Promises, Promises is having its first revival on
broadway.

All the best,

Grit

P.S. 321 more pages to look forward to!!!

P.P.S. feel free to post this in your site, if you'd like.

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From Lynn DiMenna -- July 19, 2010:

Just finished the book, Christine, and my sides have split! Knowing so many of
the "players" and having such a similar background makes me feel like such a
"soul sister!" I long for an opportunity to share a cosmo or two ( no singing of
course) at Cast Party some Monday night when you're in town! And that our fath  
er's were classmates makes it that much more special!

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