Quote of the Day: “Tides are turning bringing winds of change/ Why do I feel this way?” — “Promise of a New Day” by Paula Abdul
So, for those of you who’ve stuck me, through thick and thin and disappearances from the blogging scene, I have an announcement to make. For the next coupla months, Scott Topics will be undergoing some changes.
Starting next week, each day will have a theme of sorts. I’m going to start my countdown of the best (or, well, my favorite) cover songs/remakes of all-time. This started because of a debate I got into with a friend over which was better: Prince’s original “I Feel For You” or Chaka Khan’s 1984 re-do. I think Prince is a musical genius who can, for the most part, do almost no wrong. But I still think Chaka Khan’s version of the song is the definitive artistic statement. So there. Please send me some of your choices for the best remakes (and why you think so) and maybe they’ll make the blog.
One day, probably Wednesday, will be dedicated to The SPB Q, a questionnaire/interview with someone I think is interesting, who I think you might/should find interesting, too. I think the first one MIGHT be with Jody Watley, who I’ve loved for years and years now and who’s doing some interesting fun things with her music independently…
One day will be just about books–reviews, publishing industry news, stuff about my own writing. I’ve gotten tons and tons of emails from people who wanna hear about that stuff, how my own writing is going, how I maneuver my way around the business, advice, etc. So look for that, probably on Mondays.
I still haven’t decided what to fill the other two days with, or even if I will. I may leave them open to answer questions I get from readers in my email box. Or I might write about some music stuff. Or politics. Or I might leave the space blank–and take a rest. I am about to start a new book, which always takes up a bunch of time; and teaching has turned out to be much more involving, time-wise, than I ever expected. But it’s fun and I won’t stop doing it anytime soon.
So, there ya go. Your Scott Topics update. Again, sorry for the lag in time between postings. But I’m done with The VIPs, my new novel which comes out next May. I’m just waiting to get edits back to take it to the next level. I’ll be showing you guys the cover soon; that’s exciting!
Welcome to the new Scott Topics. Stay awhile.