It's been a while since I've chimed in on the status of Post, so here's the latest:
-I've begun working on the Hot Water Music chapter. Like all the other chapters so far, each one started out from a loose outline of facts, paragraphs and quotes. At this stage, the chapter is too rough to tell how it's going to end up, but just like the other bands/labels I'm featuring, I want to pay tribute to them the best way that I can.
-The Jimmy Eat World chapter is currently stalled. I have all the info that I want to finish the chapter, but I keep getting sidetracked. I think a part of this is trying to explain how a younger generation latched onto a commercialized version of emo/post-hardcore and geek chic. I could be all bitter about the subject, but putting too much anger into writing distracts the overall message. Deep down, I do feel there are positive aspects to this kind of mainstream embrace, but also feel there are major downsides to it. There is no white without black.
-Since October of last year, my work schedule has fluctuated on a weekly (and sometimes daily) basis. Trying to sit down and set time aside for writing and researching is a little tougher now, but this really tests how much I'm willing to put into this. Of course I want it done as soon as possible, but at this point, I can't guarantee a set release date.
Another book update is forthcoming; maybe as soon as next week. Stay tuned . . .