I’ve been fielding a few notes from various parties asking about the Cop Shoot Cop book that I first invoked here (with periodic progress reports like this one and that one). Well, as it happens, the endeavor has hit a quiet patch. As discussed in that last official post on the subject, the book was initially tethered to a film project called “Underground Inc.,” conceived as an incentivizing reward for potential investors to pledge their support on that venture’s Kickstarter page. Said page launched, but the campaign failed to meet its intended goal. This doesn’t mean the film isn’t going to get made, it just means that its director has had to go back and re-think his approach.
That said, the failure of the “Underground Inc.” Kickstarter drive to meet its intended target did somewhat yank the infrastructure out from under the Cop Shoot Cop book project. In the wake of that, I reached out to the respective Cop lads -– now somewhat scattered around the city and the globe -– to see what the next step was. To my relief, having already done a good amount of work on the project, commanding officer Tod [A] suggested that we carry on, but that it would now be our project. We would shop it around and such.
While, on the one hand, that was a bit of a relief (as there is still lots of work to be done on the thing), the departure of the “Underground Inc” affiliation did sort of let a lot of the air out of the tires, so to speak. In the ensuing weeks, life has gotten busy for all parties concerned, and now without a hard n’ fast deadline (something “Underground Inc” had been holding over our heads), there has been a bit of a recession of momentum.
Be that as it may, we are soldiering on. There are still anecdotes I need to verify, interviews to conduct, ancillary characters I have to corner and summarily shake down for info and a slew of testimonials to wrangle for a rogues gallery of sneery, aging and embittered noise-rock types. I also have to finish writing the friggin’ thing.
So, long story short, while it’s not gonna be like it was first described (and, really, do things of this nature ever turn out like how they were originally described?), it is still coming.
Just to keep you interested, in my snooping around the less-traveled tributaries of the internet, I did manage to unearth a lost Cop Shoot Cop track that even insufferable superfanboy I had never encountered. Let me share it with you here…
Watch this space.