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did you hear the news?

This man made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

(For those of you asking where Neil was on the playlist, just wait. I’ve been listening to his BEST SONG EVER over and over during the writing of both MATCHED and CROSSED, but in the end decided to save it for CROSSED because it makes the most sense thematically on that playlist.)

People have been asking me who I’d like to see cast in the movie and it has just come to me: Neil should be Grandfather. I know, he’s a bit young, but they can age him, and we KNOW Neil can act from The Jazz Singer.
Plus, that voice. Have you heard him talk? He even sounds awesome when he’s just speaking, not singing.

Anyway. Congratulations, Neil. You deserve it.

(And don’t forget about the NPR interview tonight!) See post below for details.




+ comments (8)
  • Jana
    December 15, 2010

    I was confused when I saw he was nominated because I was thinking–you mean he’s not ALREADY in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame?! How could he not already be there?



  • Sara B. Larson
    December 15, 2010

    I think Trav will cry tears of happiness when I tell him the news. Ah, Neil.



  • Shari
    December 15, 2010

    Just seeing his picture takes me back. To a really long time ago.



  • Jen Albin
    December 15, 2010

    I really can’t over-emphasize how much I love Neil Diamond…this is awesome news.



  • Tekla
    December 15, 2010

    Which one of his best songs ever?? 😉

    Also, you told us about Xander, Ky and now Grandfather, what about the cast for Cassia? 😀



  • Theresaaka~T~
    December 15, 2010

    Okay now I’m going to be listening to all of his songs to find the one that would have fit Matched, but will fit Crossed better! Thanks a lot Ally! ; ) LOL!



  • Kayla
    December 16, 2010

    Oh Ally, I heard the news too! LOL. Looks like road trip in future to the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.



  • Bridget
    December 16, 2010

    It’s about stinking time! I mean, no one rocks like Mr. Diamond. It’s so fitting that both you and he are having major success at the same time. It just confirms that you two have a special bond. I hope that you have a fantastic Christmas!




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