I'm grateful, very grateful, for the nice comments in the "comments" area below.
But Rob Kemp, who rocks (see below), pointed out to me that the previous post may have seemed like an angry cry for help.
Allow me to clarify. I was merely trying to make a joke at my own expense and stabilize karma levels by linking to the least flattering blog mentions of me that I could find.
While it's a very kind impulse, you should not feel the need to defend me or otherwise combat unflattery. I am prepared for and encourage unflattery.
Instead, consider this:
Just a reminder that this coming Tuesday, May 16, the Original Punk/Metal Karaoke band will be playing its first show since February at Lit Lounge, 93 Second Ave, between 5th and 6th streets in Manhattan, at 9:45pm. The cover is $5.
But beforehand, the band is playing a private party this Thursday May 11 at the Slipper Room, 167 Orchard (on the corner of Orchard and Stanton). The general public is invited: the cover is $20.
We will have 6 new songs to add to our repertoire:
Dio, "Holy Diver"
Joy Division, "Transmission"
Ozzy Osbourne, "Flying High Again"
Velvet Underground, "White Light/White Heat"
Weezer, "Buddy Holly"
Additionally, in partnership with Addvice Marketing, we will give certain CDs from newer punky and metal-esque bands to particularly good (or merely memorable) singers. The BellRays Have a Little Faith will go to a lad or lassie doing an exceptional rendition of an MC5 or Stooges tune, and Wolfmother's self-titled debut will be awarded for an exemplary performance of a Sabbath or Deep Purple song. And an Envelopes album will be going to the best performance of a Buzzcocks or VU tune.
Thanks a lot. We hope to see you there.
The Punk Rock/Heavy Metal Karaoke band
That is all.
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You, sir, are a gentleman (presumably ... you could be a hermaphrodite, as I'm told they're quite insidious) and a scholar. I haven't laughed at a book as much as "The Areas of My Expertise" since I read "The Lovely Bones."
I am, however, sorry that you're still standing in the shadow of Bruce Campbell. Ride his coattails as long as you can, but hop off just before he gets to the door of the SciFi Channel.
You lost me at Dio.
I cannot believe I saw Mr. Hodgman last night on the television, shilling for Mac computers.
The sheer corporate whoredom of the incident made me nearly spit out my Molson Canadian(TM), despite its easy-drinking taste and brewing methods rooted in a tradition of quality using only the finest ingredients.
john hodgman is my hero. i would blog about you, but i am neither the artiste nor the talent to do mr. hodgman justice. Or did i in a charlie kaufman meta-spoof just blow your fucking mind?
To whom it may concern,
Today while at my local library to secure a copy of Mr. Hodgman's book, I was frightened that its position within the Dewey Decimal System was going to put it on a lower shelf, requiring me to bend down to find it. This would have led me to walk out to my nearest local book seller. While this would have been good for Mr. Hodgman and his publisher, it would have been bad for my financial status.
Luckily, further browsing let me to the center of the stack, and the book was secured after paying a $6 (US) fine for a late DVD that I never watched.
I see the machine commercials. What is next for me?
You are my favorite sellout.
What's next, a guest spot on "Deal or no Deal"?
Dear Mister Hodgman:
Please note the following links, which are awesome. Please try not to feel uneasy about their epistolary nature.
Thank you for being you. Although in the end that would appear to be effortless. Good morning.
I have found another comic featuring you, Mr. Hodgman. It is very funny, however, no one can match your comedic expertise.
If this is actually John Hodgman: You're very funny. Just listened to and enjoyed your Superhero piece on This American Life and enjoy the Daily Show segments.
If this is not John Hodgman: Good luck with everything.
Regardless of who this is: Please send me a free copy of The Areas of My Expertise signed by whoever it is that you are.
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