Beat News: July 23 1998

Damn! My new project won’t be ready till August 4. On that date, I’ll be giving away 750 free test copies of my new CD-Rom movie, so please try to come back around then. Right now all I can offer is a sneak peek at the website (if you don’t mind some broken links).

Bringing a creative idea to completion is never easy. While I work myself to exhaustion finishing my little indie project, you can enjoy checking out Neal Amid, a wildly anarchic comic tribute to the Neal Cassady legend, created by Cat Simril, who actually *did* finish it and sent me a copy as proof. “Neal Amid” is a sound play on audiocassette, very much in the spirit of old Firesign Theatre or Monty Python comedy records, and the plot revolves around a 60’s-era Neal figure whose spirit is somehow intersecting with that of the Grateful Dead during their 1978 visit to Egypt, where they played a series of concerts in front of the Pyramids. The cassette’s wonderful cover photo illustrates the cosmic sense of this notion better than I can explain it. Order a copy — you gotta love it.

And please come back August 4 … see you then …

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