2003-01-21 - 6:21 p.m.
During the holidays, I was at my parents and one night I couldn't sleep and got up and went to the computer and emailed David Cross an idea for a musical based on his new album "Shut Up You Fucking Baby". Against my better judgement at 3:00 am I sent the email. I got a response the next day:
I have to catch my breath.
That's an amazing idea and would be very appealling as just sort of what you
wrote. like a five minute preview of this wonderfull new musical that's
sweeping the nation (or at least the northeast).
Good idea that.
Here's a question for you - Todd Barry and Jon Benjamin and myself are starting
up a Sunday night comedy show at Piano's or The Piano Bar (something like that -
I know it has the word piano in it) on Ludlow between Stanton and Rivington.
Won't you participate? The first show is on January 12th and then subsequent
sundays after that. I think the first might be all booked up, but how about
Huh? How 'bout it?
Holy Shit! How fucking cool was that? I almost cried and at least got a little teary eyed. That was the fucking coolest thing that could happen to me. Well, I did his show this past Sunday and he's gonna have me back. I feel awkward around him 'cause he's David Cross. He's fucking generous. Really fucking generous to let me play his show. And the coolest part was him introducing me: "I first saw this next act in Atlanta and-" My friends yelled "Corn Mo!"
"What if it isn't Corn Mo?"
"IT's CORN MO!"
I think he was a little frustrated and said, "Ladies and Gentleman the Great Corn Mo"
I was so damn nervous that I forgot to plug my accordion in until halfway through "Busey Boy" but I think I did okay.
After the show I went and thanked him and Todd Barry and Jon Benjamin. They're all really nice folks.
I sent David another email thanking him and got this response:
You will grace us again."