WITH SADDNESS, MOVING FORWARD……..
I want to start off by humbly saying THANK YOU!!!! To all of you! To each and every one of you who has taken the time to reach out in one form or another. To all of the people who have made donations. To all of those who have called, written, texted, twittered, facebooked, myspaced, blogged, and prayed. But especially I want to THANK YOU!! The people who have written passages on this blog. I have never seen such a tremendous outpouring of LOVE! You have touched me in such an incredible way with your comments.
In the last month we have had an all time record of both views and comments to this board. You have done your very best to let Corey, his family, and myself know how much you care. We have received almost half a million views on this site since Corey’s passing. We have received thousands of comments on this blog. The last of which were just finally finished being moderated and posted today. If you have looked for your comment and not seen it until now, we do apologise. Please understand it is only Robin and myself who read each and every one of them. So with the intense volume of comments it is literally a full time job to get them all posted……but somehow we have managed. This is not meant in any way to discourage you from continuing to comment because your words have been quite cathartic and therapeutic for me. I will admit that shockingly there have been some terrible, awful, and heartless messages which you will not find posted here. It’s amazing to me how people could be so cruel during a time of such great grief for so many. But rest assured those were few and far between in contrast to the LOVE that you have shown!!!
Now I must be the bearer of some very disappointing news to many of you out there. After weeks of consideration and planning, the ultimate decision has been made by Corey’s mother Judy Haim to not go forward with a public memorial service. Instead we will have a very small private dinner with just a few close friends in LA. Her reasoning for this is that she is in tremendous grief and feels that to create an event celebrating Corey’s life would be too much for her to bear at this time. She did ask me to convey to you that she has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of your support and wants you to keep Corey alive by visiting his website at www.coreyhaim.us If there are any statements to be made, or events planned, or any other Corey Haim related news it will be posted there at his site.
Although I am very sad I am not able to plan the memorial I had envisioned, which would have given both his friends and fans an opportunity to grieve together as one, I must respect the wishes of his mother, and help her in any way I can through this difficult time. Ultimately that is what Corey would have wanted more than anything. To know that his mother is at peace as much as possible in his absence.
I too understand her not wanting to face the barrage of negative press that comes from the public spectacle. This has been very difficult for me. I am trying very hard to stay positive after losing so much in the last 9 months. I have lost many who were very close to me in a very short time. However that does not stop the press from attacking me. It seems they will not be happy until I’m dead too.
Well I’ve got news for you. I am still standing. I am not going to let them get to me. I stayed indoors crying every day for 2 weeks. The second I leave my house they follow me, then make a spectacle, and then berate me for trying to get out of the house and live my life. Would they rather I hid in a cave waiting for depression to fully encompass my soul? I’m sorry but I choose to live my life and move forward as best as possible. I have a child, therefore I must work. I cannot dwell in misery. Instead I have been planning my future. Which leads me to some better news…….
I have decided that Truth Movement will tour this year. I do not know all of the details yet as we are still working on the schedule but here’s what I can tell you so far……
Truth Movement will be doing at the very least an extensive United States tour. We have no definite plans for any International dates as of yet. The tour will be starting rather quickly, with some possible surprise dates that will go on sale almost immediately. Officially we will start at the end of May going in separate legs throughout the summer and playing through most of the fall. We are planning the greatest number of shows we have done on any previous tour. We will be playing some of the biggest venues and audiences we have played before.
We will be playing a few special events such as The Goonies 25th anniversary celebration in Astoria Oregon on June 6th. Which could very well be the biggest show of the tour. We will have many special things planned for that show in particular, including special guests, more theatrics than usual, and a very special encore.
Every stop on the tour will find us playing Technology Analogy (our latest album) in its entirety. To get a sneak peak at what the show is like check out the sneak peak on youtube of the OK song from the keyclub show last year. However our set list will vary quite often, some nights we may play an hour some nights 2, some nights maybe even 3…..depends which show you catch. All of that said I still cannot tell you a definitive schedule for another week or two, but keep checking back for updates as news may be breaking often.
In other news we are currently under construction building a brand new website just in time for the full announcement of the tour. The new site which can still be found here at www.coreyfeldman.net will be much more user friendly with a ton more content. I am even thinking of having a private member section for my closest fans with a ton of never before seen pictures and video clips and even music I have never released. Either way keep your eyes peeled because the new site is coming soon…..and Truth Movement may be coming to your town even sooner!!!
Peace, Love , Hapiness, God Bless