Thursday, February 19, 2004


I take my sister with me. She is worried that it is going to get late and she won’t get enough sleep. Her usual bedtime is 9:00 p.m. We get to Java Joe’s. There are three Truckees instead of two and Peat is on the drums. I introduce myself to Peat before the show.

So I find out that their real names are Patrick (Peat) and Chris (Cady) and they are not brothers. At Lestat’s I really thought their were brothers, even though they don’t look alike which doesn’t matter because people don’t believe Hen and I are sisters and we are. Anyway, I show them the trailer and the very rough cut I put together for the CUFF. They like it. They are doing the music. Great. So we talk for a long time and my sister keeps giving me dirty looks because it is way past her bed time. I tell them to do whatever they want with the music. I don’t think they believe me, so I explain that, normally, I am a control freak and I always tell people what to do and not just in filmmaking. Always. Not this time. Time to go, we shake on it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004


I call Peat while he is buying a refrigerator. He is very nice on the phone. I recognize his voice. He is not the one I said had a nice butt, he’s the other one. We decide to meet after their gig tomorrow night.

Monday, February 16, 2004


Dear Truckee Brothers,

Last Friday I had the great pleasure of seeing you perform at Lestat's. I was blown away by your talent, stage presence and great songs. I am a local independent award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter and I am currently in the post-production stages of my latest short film entitled "540 847 67…" a.k.a. The Chia Pet Project (Winner First Place Screenplay BestFest 2003 and recipient of film grant from Eastman Kodak). I have been looking for original music for my film, but I have not been able to find an artist with whom I feel artistic affinity. That is, until now. I write with the hope that you would be interested in and willing to write an original song for my film, or give me festival rights to one of your songs. If you are interested, let me know and we can talk about the project in detail. Below please find some information on the project and my film resume. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.


Soon thereafter, Peat M. Truckee writes me back. The Truckees are interested and want to meet. I can’t believe it. I e-mail my sister very excited. I am so excited I can’t eat lunch.

Friday, February 06, 2004


Kim and Sammy called me and invited me to Lestat’s to go see these guys whom they saw at open mike night which they say are really good. I should stay home and write, but I go anyway. As the Truckee Brothers are doing their sound check, I remark that the tall dark one has a nice butt. Sammy laughs and shakes his head. What? He does! Back to the music. Every song is different. I turn to Sammy and tell him I would give my film to these guys and tell them to score it. Just like that. Do whatever you want dudes. After the performance we go to an Irish pub nearby and down some pints as the lads would say. Something like that, I’m not Irish. The Truckees show up and I think of going up to them and introducing myself, give them my card, ask them to score my film. I don’t because even after three Stellas, I am still too shy. I’ll just write them an e-mail.

Lesson: There is no shyness in filmmaking.