• Nick Hartkop

I have booked July 6th with a studio to record a new McCafferty song, Liquid Courage. I am starting to work on my next script which is a horror story titled, Strawberry. I also am still figuring out the best way to start my podcast but have been taking time off to focus on my family and mental health. I’m thankful for all the questions people have sent in and if you want to submit a question to be read send a message to nickhartkop@mccaffertyband.com

McCafferty and writing is the only thing that gives me purpose in my life and I owe everything to anyone who listens. I hope everyone is doing well and I will be getting to emails to respond soon so if you sent something in, I will make sure to get back to you.

I went to California to Disneyland for the first time last week and it was a lot of fun, I have been scared to be around crowds since Covid started because I have an intense fear of dying before I do something with my life, and being able to move past that fear and be social was really important to me.

I love music and words so much and am grateful for the opportunity to express myself and have people listen. Thank you for giving me direction in my life.

I am working with my team to make a full merch line hopefully by the end of the year also. I want to do hoodies, T-shirt’s, hats and even reprint some of my vinyls. All the proceeds will be donated to Easterseals. I don’t have any specific dates but it’s something I will get to because I miss having and wearing McCafferty merchandise.

Thank you to everyone who follows the blog and listens to the music. Talk soon



  • Nick Hartkop

Over the last two years, I have been working on a screenplay that I have been submitting to the industry. I submitted it for a review on BLKLST and told myself if it scored a 7 or higher I would publish it. I will attach the review I received at the bottom of this blog for people to check out, as well as a link to the screenplay. The entire script is free to read here on my website. It is also available on Kindle, and you can purchase a paperback for $9.99 if interested.

Website link (Free PDF)

Kindle/Paperback The name of the script is Cancelled, and the logline for the film is: After being cancelled, a failed comedian with Bipolar and BPD comes to terms with the consequences of his abusive past. I wanted to write a story that explored what it means to be someone who has an abusive past but wants to move forward as a good person, and the challenges having Bipolar and BPD present for creating and maintaining healthy relationships. It is ultimately a story exploring what it means to be an abuser who wants to break the cycle they have created for themselves, and the scars their behavior leaves on others. It is a story shaped by my own past, and not something I could have written if I hadn't been the person I was and had the failures I have had. I want to be a good person and someone people can be proud of. I want to have and maintain healthy relationships and treat people well, and I want to take all the regret and shame I have and use it to better myself. I want to know if it is possible for me to redeem myself in my life and the eyes of others or am, or if I am damned forever. I take my therapy and medication seriously and have been doing what it takes to stay healthy. I don't ever want to be that person again, I hate my past and who I was. This is the first screenplay I have ever written and I am very proud of it. I am interested to see if people enjoy it or think the review is similar to how you feel about it, and I would love some reviews on it so please send me your thoughts to nickhartkop@mccaffertyband.com if you have time to read and review it. The next screenplay I am beginning to write is a horror movie and I will publish that too when it is eventually done. To anyone who takes the time to check it out, thank you. I have poured my soul into it and hope it is a movie people will enjoy. I will do a detailed breakdown of the story and what I wanted to create thematically as time passes and people get a chance to read it before spoiling anything. (On a side note, I have about 200 emails in my inbox that I have been trying to get through, and I apologize for the late response, I promise that I will get back to you shortly, my focus has been on finishing this script. I also am going to try to head into the studio within the next month or two for a new song.) Nick


  • Nick Hartkop

Updated: Apr 2

My Chemical Romance has forever been my favorite band (tied with The Killers and Blink-182) and the biggest accomplishment I have had in music is being added to their Spotify Radio. It is really surreal to me that my music has traveled so much that I am now related to and part of my favorite artist's page. I don't have many things I am proud of regarding my music, but this is something I will never forget and am incredibly thankful for. It's crazy that out of all the bands in the world mine made it to their rotation. I want to thank everyone who listens and connects with the music.

I haven’t gotten to any emails since the start of March so if you have sent something in, I will get back to you. I have been focusing on my therapy and have started new antidepressants alongside antipsychotics and it's been something I am adjusting to. I am thankful for the love and support of my family and other people who listen and I promise not to let anyone down with my treatment. I am still really afraid of being forgotten and am incredibly insecure and regretful of my failures, but I am trying to start to move on with my life and not focus on them all day everyday. I wish I could go back in time and not hurt people and myself and I am thankful for my treatment and being able to get help to finally be the person I should be and want to be. I wish I didn't have this desire to be liked by everyone because it's pathetic and impossible to achieve, but I hope that before I die people can see that I truly have changed and am a good person.