Thursday, 30 July 2009
Mojo has given Original Rude Boy a big thumbs up calling the book "fascinating but harrowing". It praises the author for giving an honest insight in to a life that was tough, uncompromsing and including a spell behind bars. Let's hope that bumps up the sales further. My mole in publishing tells me the hardbacks have outsold another ska tome I won't mention here.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
News on the grapevine that a movie which includes Neville Staple's character is in development. It also includes Errol Christie - the Coventry boxer. "Ghost Town" is being produced by EMU Films and I'm told that the budget will be around four million quid. Not bad for a British flick - chicken feed for Hollywood of course. My industry sources tell me that it will be set to a ska soundtrack and be set in the Coventry of the 1980s. I'll keep you posted.