Some of you may be wondering if the book MOUSE TRACKS: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY RECORDS, by Greg Ehrbar and Yours Truly, got finished in time for its projected October 2005 release. The answer is no, we ran six months over deadline, but the entire 367-page, 76,181-word, 139-illustration manuscript has now been turned over to the publisher, the University Press of Mississippi. They have it scheduled for an April 2006 release, which will tie in with the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Disneyland Records. Why did it go so far past its deadline? You would not believe how many people we contacted and interviewed and how much material is contained in the book. We actually had to shorten or eliminate some of our synopses and discussions of the individual records, simply because there were so many participants' stories to be documented and told. The manuscript could easily have been twice as long, which would have set our editor screaming. Some questions for all of you to be pondering while you're waiting for the book to come out... Who was Jim Tadevic, and why does he have a gold record for one of his Disney performances? What were the real names of the Vonnair Sisters? What rejected Sherman brothers song from THE ARISTOCATS ended up being used in the 1971 ORANGE BIRD LP? Answers to these and hundreds of other questions await us all.