Fat Tummy, Massoud and CD
Last week I was standing in my kitchen with my amazing wife and incredible daughter and my incredible daughter looked at me lovingly and said "Daddy, your tummys getting bigger!" from the mouths of babes!
I'm actually trying to lose weight for my next role (quite a departure from what I'm used to doing) and after a momentary pause it made me more determined than ever to stay away from those Starbucks Chais.
We also realized that she has been tummy focused since mommy has a new baby in her belly. She's going to be an incredible big sister!
All I have to say is when people heard what ole I'm doing next there was a pause...then a "I am DEFINITELY coming to see THAT!" And then a giggle. Trust me...this IS going to be a departure.
Now on to the immediate creative stuff. I've been working on this incredible play about Ahmad Shah Massoud who was the head of the Northern Allience and is credited by the Wall Street Journal with pushing back to Soviet invasion of Afghanastan.
He was called the Lion of the Panjshir. Pretty incredible man, a poet with a keen interest in architecture. He fought for human rights, equal rights for women in Afghanastan and was fighting against terrorism. Like all freedom fights he became a target and was assassinated on September 9th 2011.
The play is being workshopped at Centre Theatre Group in Los Angeles and the cast is pretty stellar. We do our first presentation tomorrow and then the final one on Saturday. Vey hard working group of people taking on a huge project. Very proud to have been a part of this one.
And finally! The CD is in PRODUCTION. The title of the CD is BRING ME GIANTS. It's also the name of the title track on the album. I hope you guys like it. We worked very hard on it. There will be some new songs you've never heard and some wonderful tunes that you have.
Here's a sneak peek at the cover: