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An award-winning screenwriter at international film festivals and labs, Caitlin McCarthy has two feature films in development: “Wonder Drug” with director Tom Gilroy (“Spring Forward”); and “Resistance” with director Si Wall (“The Dinner Party,” premiering November 2010). She also has a TV series treatment, “Free Skate,” which is currently being considered by top production companies.
Lightning Strikes Twice for NELSON
Part Two of a Three Part Feature on NELSON by Caitlin McCarthy
Welcome back! This portion of my interview with Matthew Nelson is breathtakingly honest. He talks about NELSON’s loyal fanbase, as well as his three wishes for LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE. Some of his comments will surprise you.
Matthew also mentions that he’s interested in learning more about social networking. Share your thoughts about creative outreach through new technologies below. And who knows – maybe you’ll be the one who gets to chat further with Matthew about this hot topic.
Caitlin McCarthy (CM): I saw NELSON play 20 years ago at the Citi Club in Boston. I remember your brother Sam was in the audience.
CM: You gave a shout-out to Sam from the stage, and all of these girls whipped their heads around, looking for him: “Where’s Sam? Where’s Sam?” It was hysterical. And then Gunnar threw out guitar picks. A group of girls started glaring at me. I didn’t know why until I got home and discovered that one of the picks had fallen down my shirt. (Caitlin laughs.)
MN: Was it pink or green?
CM: It was pink.
CM: I do!
MN: I remember the Citi Club. That’s the weird thing. I still remember every show I’ve played. Still to this day, it doesn’t matter what kind of music I’m doing or what style – a NELSON rock show, a SCRAP METAL show, or a RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED tribute show – I remember every audience at every show. I think that’s the coolest thing.
I wish you, or anybody that you’re writing to, or anybody who’s ever come to see me play – that you, just for a minute, could live inside my head and see the wealth of experience, exploration, and human interaction that I’ve had. It’s really cool, to be honest with you. The best part of what I do is that I get back as much or more from the people that I work with – mainly, the audience. And I give one hundred and ten percent. (more…)