I did a nice interview yesterday for a documentary focusing on Woodstock with David Cassidy (not that one) for Barbara Koppel.
As it turned out it came at an unexpected moment. I wasn't really "dressed", hair and all of that, so I wore a hat - the hat Jeordie my daughter sent from Arizona. It has become my new favorite and I'm just baiting you with an undressed Melanie in a hat so you'll have to watch, whenever that will be.
I know they did Steinbrenner in the same day as me. It must have been quite a shift for David and the crew to come to my house after Steinbrenner but all that won’t have much to do with scheduling.
It was a very long interview. Peter and Beau were watching me for five hours and at one point Peter started rubbing his face, making me think I had a schmutch - so if you see me rubbing my face furiously you'll know what happened.
I told them the story of my one woman musical "Seven Days". Everytime I tell it something new unfolds and is revealed to me. For me there is no better way to create than on the spot. I believe this show will have a lot of improvisation and spontaneity. Did I tell you the basic idea of Seven Days?
It's my life and me telling about the life of my friend Juliette from Michigan who couldn’t go to Woodstock but made it to the Gooselake Festival outside of Chicago. She was contacted by an angel or an intergalactic being and told she has seven days to save the planet. I tell our story and sing songs, hers and mine too as our lives weave in and out and parallel. She's as unlikely a candidate as you can imagine. About my age but frumpy - a dramatization of mid lifeness, suffering the disorientation of being dumped by her husband of 30 years and empty nest syndrome. She's juts signed up for ballroom dancing and needs a partner so I guess I'll dance with Juliette