Echo in the Canyon


I’m about to put the page numbers to the table of contents on the book, completing work on the interior of the manuscript. After that, I’ve just got to get the cover design situated.

As I’ve taken breaks from editing, I’ve been watching a documentary, “Echo in the Canyon,” on Netflix about the music that was being written in the mid-to-late 1960s, the music that would then be popular from the late ’60s into the early ’70s, and become the soundtrack of my early childhood years in Southern California. Some of the footage shown in this documentary in conjunction with the music seems practically dreamlike to me. Did such a place in time ever exist? Southern California was magical then, even the rainy days were sunny. I got chills a couple of times hearing some of these songs again for the first time in a while. If you’re a music fan and familiar with that era of music, it’s really worth watching. It also contains Tom Petty’s last interview. Incidentally, there’s a pretty good book, “Canyon of Dreams” by Harvey Kubernik, about that era in Laurel Canyon. (It’s a big, coffee table book.)

I think “Magdalene Aubergine” should be ready in about two weeks at the most. Updates to come.