OK, Kids, here’s the deal.
First of all, the title of this initial post isn’t entirely accurate. This isn’t all about anything, but it is, or will be, mostly about my ongoing two-and-a-half year effort to research and accurately document the life and times of Chester Leo Helms Jr., a.k.a. Chet Helms, the media-dubbed “Father of The Summer of Love.” In other words, I intend to write what might be best described as the biography of a biography.
But why, you might ask, would you try to do this?
The honest and simple answer is that many weird, wonderful and – Dare I say it? – miraculous, uh, things have happened with the Chet bio and I want to share them. But there’s another reason beyond that one. I envision this as a means of keeping the incredibly kind, cooperative and helpful folks to whom I have spoken about Chet, either in person, via email or on the phone, as well as all the no doubt incredibly kind, cooperative and helpful folks with whom I plan to speak, informed about the book and its progress.
So let’s begin at the beginning, shall we?
Laissez les bon temps roulez!