This is a shot of me some years ago . . ."back in the day". . . when I was scooting around Seattle on my 1966 Vespa SS 180. After leaving the Northwest, I ended up in New York for college and grad school. Now, when I'm not working as a media consultant or hanging out with my wife and kids, I find myself reminiscing a little bit about those times back in Seattle with my mod buddies, sporting groovy threads, spinning records, hitting the parties and jumping about town.
LADDY GROOVE - BASED ON A STORY BY JERRY BOAK AND AARON PETERSON
IT BEGAN years ago . . .
. . . the summer after my college freshman year. i felt compelled to write down my memories from hanging around Seattle's late 80's scooter scene. later i turned the story into WHAT BECAME my film school thesis screenplay. At one point, when Visiting Seattle for the annual Vancouver scooter rally, my good pal Aaron Peterson and i (fueled by cold beer and lots of laughs) BEGAN BRAINSTORMING scenes for a new version of the screenplay. Although never turned into a film, the story LATER became the foundation for a NEW VERSION OF THE novel. After what seemed like a hundred drafts (and much help from my wife Katharine), the finished book finally emerged. This is just part one; stay tuned for future stories about Trevor, Andy and Lucy.
until then, i hope you enjoy laddy groove!
"Once a mod, always a mod."
- Andy Delaurenti
My good friend and co-story writer Aaron Peterson.