Thursday, December 29, 2005

Back In C-Town For The Holidays

I’ve just returned from a week back home in my native Cleveland. It was pretty magical. As holidays go however, I pretty much drank and ate nonstop and am now considering several cosmetic procedures to quickly rectify the situation. Or I might just go for a long walk or something. Also, being home for a week and all, it still wasn’t enough time to see everyone I wanted to see and do all the things I wanted to do, especially since it had been a year since my last visit. Still, I managed to squeeze in a fair amount of mayhem while I was there.

The excitement started last Wednesday when I boarded a plane for Cleveland from the popular Newark airport. Earlier in the day I had a meeting in the Big City that concluded with the person that I was meeting with giving me a cheesecake from Junior’s, the popular Brooklyn restaurant that is pretty much famous for being awesome at making cheesecakes. Recently, I read an essay written by an old friend from grade school who decided to leave behind life as a lawyer and start a cake business after he baked a cake for his family and met them at JFK airport for a visit (you can go here and find out a whole lot more about that). Apparently people freaked out the whole time he was walking around with that cake of his and that’s when he knew that he was onto something. Now he is like the king of cake or some sh*t, which is pretty cool if you ask me.

I found that walking around with a big cheesecake stirs up similar excitement in people. “Mmmm, cheesecake!,” some would say. “I’m sorry, we can’t let you take that cheesecake on the plane- you’re gonna have to leave that with us,” the airport security guys said before giving me a wink that suggested that not only were they just kidding but that the also really, really like cheescake. I gave them a look back that suggested that I really appreciated their love of cheesecake as well as their fun-loving attitude while on the job, something that we just don’t see often enough since terrorists tried to rob us of our freedom a few years ago. Then they asked me to take off my shoes.

After a while though, the endless cheesecake comments started to get kind of annoying. “I get it- you really like cheesecake. We all do. Now go fuck yourself,” I wanted to say. I almost threw the thing in the trash just so people would leave me alone. In the end, however, I was glad I brought the cheesecake all the way back to my parents’ house as they seemed to enjoy it. And to their credit, they were just like “Oh, how nice. Yeah, cut me a small piece” and had a slice or two. They didn’t get all bent out of shape about it. They’re cool like that.

Other excitement while I was home included going to the Schvitz, the exciting Russian bath house in Cleveland that has been there for like 80 years or something and is so not gay it’s not even f*cking funny so stop thinking I was sneaking off for some man-love while I was home for the holidays (Yeah, I know, not that there’s anything wrong with that). My first visit to the Schvitz was with my friend Phil and the entire male portion of the Morrissey family- Jim, Mike, Neil, Dan, Ricky, Sergio, Dante, and Chuck- and then some friends of theirs on top of all that. It was nice to see my friend Phil’s balls after all this time. Aside from the steam, beers, good conversation, and thick steaks, seeing Phil’s sweaty balls is something I count on with every Schvitz visit.

I had so much fun with my first visit to the Schvitz of this holiday season that I decided to make an impromptu visit with my sister’s boyfriend a few days later. It was the first time I had ever been there without my friend Phil, so I was a little nervous and all, but things turned out okay. I didn’t look at my sister’s boyfriend’s balls though. We’re just not there yet. We did have thick steaks and a few beers though, and we both seemed to enjoy that.

On the Christmas front, I mostly hung out with my family and watched my nephews Eamon and Blake play with the remote control dinosaurs that my sister got them. They were pretty psyched. Unfortunately however, the sweatshirts I got them went largely unnoticed in the wake of remote control dinosaurs. Those little bastards.

On Christmas Eve, we all went to mass at the church up the street from my parents’ house. Since it’s so close and all, we walked. On the way, we saw skunk crossing the street and almost get hit by a Volkswagen (a Passat, I think). Since almost getting hit by a Volkswagen can be a pretty traumatic experience whether you’re a skunk or not, the skunk in question decided to let loose with a bit of skunk juice as those things tend to do when they feel threatened and whatnot. Even though we were about twenty yards away from the skunk at the time, the blast was still potent enough to make us all smell of skunk by the time we got to church. It was kind of nasty yet charming in its own way. Being Christmas and all, the people around us seemd to let it slide. God bless us, everyone. Or something like that.

Other Cleveland excitement included meeting my friends Pat and Jennifer’s one year-old twins (fraternal) Sophia and Natalie, who are pretty awesome and baby-like in general, and my friends Desiree and Tony’s new little fella Joseph, who is instant good times. I also had fun going to my friend Mark’s new bar, Bier Markt, which specializes in Belgian beers, the popular beverage that for some reason make me want to wrestle people (I think it’s the lack of filtering or something).

Finally, I managed to squeeze in a little ice skating with my family. That’s a picture of my nephews Eamon and Blake above (Don't worry- they are not handicapped. Those little walker things just help them learn to skate. They are just getting started. It's not like they're pussies or anything). They are four and are just adapting to life on ice. Even though their Canadian blood has been diluted by the fact that my brother and sister each married full-on Americans- causing Blake and Eamon to be a mere 1/8 Canadian as opposed to the full 1/4 status that my siblings and I have enjoyed all these years- Blake, Eamon, and my niece Anna are doing pretty well out there. Watch your ass, Boitano. Ha, that is a joke suggesting that some day my niece and nephews will become so accomplished at skating so as to threaten the Olympic great.

Dave Hill

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Rock Show Cometh

I just wanted to let you know that if you like really incredible rock shows, you should totally come see my rock band Valley Lodge play on Friday, January 13, at 10:30pm at the Mercury Lounge, which is located right in the heart of the can-do town that is New York City. I made a flyer for the show and everything (you can see a slightly larger version here. Or you could just hold your head closer to the monitor. It’s up to you.) That’s how excited I am. Can you feel it? So anyway, I’m sure I’ll write more stuff about it in the very near future, urging you to come to the show and all. I’ll also tell you to download a free song here and here. I mean, hey, why not? Am I right?

Dave Hill

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Strange Dreams

Last night I dreamt that I ran into Hollywood’s James Garner, star of such programs as “The Rockford Files” and “The New Maverick,” in an elevator. I was getting off, he was getting on. In the dream, it was weirdly 5am. As James Garner passed me while stepping into the elevator, I said, “Hi, James Garner!” He smiled and said hello back like he not only meant it but was also glad I called him by his real name and made no mention of “The Rockford Files” or anything. Then I asked him what he was doing up so early and he just gave me a look back that seemed to suggest “Guys like you and me- that’s just how we live our lives.”

His hair looked really great too.

Dave Hill

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Obsession Of The Day

This f#%king sweet dog is called a Leonberger. They are from Germany and named after the southwest German town of the same name. My friend Matt just hipped me to them. He has one of these plus four other dogs. Holy sh*t. Anyway, this one here is a puppy but if you look up more pictures of these crazy bastards you'll see they grow up to be pretty massive and also tons of fun. I don't know how I've missed out on the Leonberger all these years, but starting right now I am totally rethinking my place in this world.

Dave Hill

Checking Out Some Rock And Whatnot

Last night, I went to see Joan Wasser play an early show at the Living Room on Ludlow Street. I don’t know Joan personally, but various bands I’ve played in over the years have played on the same bills as various bands she’s played in over the years, so I’ve seen her play quite a bit since the mid-90’s or so. Also, she plays violin with Rufus Wainwright, so she was in the short little movie my friend Deirdre and I made with Rufus and Martha Wainwright a while back. So there’s that.

Anyway, thanks to the magic of the Internet, I was able to check out some of Joan’s solo stuff a while back and really dug it. I’ve been trying to go see her play for about a year and a half now, but somehow just never got around to it because of my crimefighting duties mostly. Last night, I decided to make things right once and for all and go to her show. I’m glad I did as she was awesome- beautiful songs played by a beautiful woman. It’s a pretty good combination in my book. She should sell T-shirts or something. I would wear one and if anyone asked about it I would say “Yeah, I totally just saw her playing and it was pretty f*cking sweet.” Then I would probably just get back to whatever I was doing.

After Joan’s show, I walked a couple blocks to a bar where my friend Justin was celebrating his birthday. I have been experiencing plague-like symptoms for about three weeks now and probably should have gone straight to bed so as to avoid dying, but I like Justin a lot so I figured I would challenge the spectre of death and stop in and say hi anyway. Along the way, I happened upon a Chinese dumpling shop on Eldridge Street that had 10 dumplings (chive and pork) for two bucks. I threw them down and was generally pretty psyched about that.

Since I was feeling death-like and all, I didn’t stay too long at Justin’s birthday-type celebration, but I did stay long enough for my cousin Kieran and I to punch Justin in the leg a few times for no apparent reason so I was pretty happy about that. I’m generally not the punching-someone-in-the-leg-for-no-apparent-reason type of guy, but at the time it seemed like a really good idea. I’m hoping Justin wakes up with big bruises on his legs this morning and knows that Kieran and I love him.

In other news, apparently the NYC subway transit strike is underway so the city has ground to a halt or is at least giving some serious thought to that sort of thing. I hadn’t planned on any subway excursions until later today, so so far it has not affected me in any way that I am aware of. I do have an appointment in the Big City this afternoon that I would prefer to keep. Maybe I’ll walk or something. I could use the exercise. I have been feeling a bit plus-sized of late, mostly because I pretty much stuff my face like Walter Hudson 24 hours a day it seems of late. Oh well, I can’t worry about that now. It’s time for breakfast. Ha, the joke there is that I can’t be concerned about my weight because I have to concentrate on getting more food to eat. I don’t know where I come up with this stuff. The ideas just keep popping.

Dave Hill

Monday, December 19, 2005

Strapping On The Feedbag

I have just returned from lunch in the Big City with some friends at Chat n' Chew on 16th Street. I hate the name of this place as it makes me think of someone talking and chewing at the same time, which generally turns out to be an unpleasant thing to witness. Still, I think the food at Chat n' Chew is generally really good so I find myself getting over the name of the place just shortly after sitting down every time I go there, which isn't all that often, but hopefully you see my point.

This time around at Chat n' Chew (a restaurant whose name I am also finding unpleasant to even type) I had a bowl of lobster bisque (not a usual choice for me, but I was feeling randy), meatloaf (it's officially called "Not Your Mother's Meatloaf," which seems to imply that my mother's meatloaf is bullshit or something. It's not! F*cker. In the interest of full disclosure, however, my daddy usual did the meatloaf-making in my house when I was growing up. He just had a way with it.), mashed potatoes, vegetables, and a chocolate milk shake. It was delicious. However, I would strongly urge you not to do as I have done. I need to take a nap now. And then maybe have my stomach pumped. All of those items on their own make for good times, but put them all together and you've got a situation on your hands. Trust me on this one.

That is all for now.

Dave Hill

Friday, December 16, 2005

Cutest. Picture. Ever!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The Dave Hill Explosion w/The Gastineau Girls This Thurs. at UCB Theatre. You Better Come Or I Will Freak Out.

Dear friends, colleagues, and other people with Internet access:

I just wanted remind you once again that this Thursday night, Dec. 15 at 11pm, my thoughtful and provocative nightclub act The Dave Hill Explosion will be exploding for the very last time in the year I have taken to calling 2005 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (located at 307 West 26th Street, right down the street from Dallas BBQ on 8th Avenue, where it is pretty much impossible not to have a really great time). If you are a fan of sitting in a dark room with a bunch of other people while I do my best to draw attention to myself for approximately 35 minutes straight, coming to my show is seriously the best possible way you could spend your Thursday evening. Admittedly, I will be standing on a lighted stage all by myself for most of the show, so the drawing-attention-to-myself thing will not be all that hard, but that does not mean I am going to skimp on the entertainment in any way whatsoever. I am going to talk, sing, dance, read stuff, show a couple short movies, and do a bunch of other stuff that is so entertaining in general that you are probably going to have to go into counseling immediately afterwards just to help you adjust back to your normal life. No sh*t. As if all of that is not enough, my special guests on Thursday are going to be Lisa and Brittny Gastineau, the mother/daughter team who are perhaps best known to Americans everywhere as the Gastineau Girls, stars of the popular show of the same name. It is at this point that you are probably thinking to yourself “Great, I am going to have to shell out like seven million dollars to see a show this incredible.” And to that I am all like “No, it is FREE.” And to that you are probably all like “Dave, how do you do it?” And then to that I am all like “You know what, if I knew I would be cleaning up at the Learning Annex right now or something.” Let us just enjoy ourselves. You seem really nice. Anyway, I hope you can make it this Thursday. You can reserve the FREE tickets for yourself and your loved ones if you are so inclined at, which is a website. Also, I am going to give a free large pizza to the first 150 audience members.* Take that, Oprah.

Yours in showbiz,
Dave Hill

*This part is not true and was just added at the last second for dramatic effect. I might have snacks though. Still thinking about it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

In My Travels

Here is something I happened upon while making a coffee and orange juice run this morning. I spotted these two fellows on the side of a truck owned Metropolitan Lumber and Hardware of Brooklyn. Am I alone in thinking that the cartoon 2x4 and hammer look not unlike, you know, um, a penis and testicles (There. I said it.)? And do you think the guys at Metropolitan Lumber and Hardward get all giggly every time they send their truck out on the road each day? I know I would. In fact, I wonder if these guys are hiring. I don’t think driving the penis truck around town would ever get old. I’d probably have to pull over all the time because of all the giggling though. In fact, I’m finding it really difficult to even type right now. Gosh, I love those little guys. Metropolitan Lumber and Hardware, I salute you!

Dave Hill

Now That's What I Call Metal

Here is a pretty sweet video of the Norwegian black metal band Immortal rocking at the Wacken festival (not sure what year). It's pretty incredible in, like, 500 different ways. And, more than anything else, I really like how these guys just kind of go for it. We could all learn a thing or two from Immortal. I do, however, think the drummer needs to reconsider the hair. That look works for the Catherine Zeta-Jones' of the world, but when you're keeping time for a black metal band, you can't be sporting a ponytail like that. People might start thinking you don't really live it 24/7 or something. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video.

Dave Hill

Monday, December 12, 2005

Rocking Heather-Style

This past weekend I rocked the metropolises of New York City and Boston as part of my duties as the guitar player for Heather. We were playing two nights in a row with our friends in Mr. Brownstone, America’s preeminent Guns n’ Roses tribute band, which features Heather bass player Drew in the role of Duff.

The first of the two rock attacks took place at North Six in Williamsburg, a club I had never played before. I was feeling a little bit under the weather before the show, so when someone from one of the opening bands, Soy Dracula, offered me a glass of whiskey before our show, I decided to drink it with the idea that it would somehow help my cold. In the end, however, it just made me sort of wobbly and unable to focus on my guitar playing very well without closing one of my eyes during the more difficult passages. I felt kind of bad about this as I generally try to bring my A-game at all times when it comes to matters of rock. I hope the kids didn’t notice my lack of composure.

After our set, I caught a little bit of Mr. Brownstone’s set (which featured the excellent Corn Mo in the role of Axl) before joining my cousin Kieran and friend Patrick at a nearby bar where they were having a tribute of sorts for Dimebag Darrell. We stayed for a drink before I headed home to finish off a bag of cookies I had bought the night before. This turned out to be a bad idea as I was awakened at 5am by the uncontrollable urge to puke everywhere. Sometimes I don’t make the best choices.

On Saturday morning, I awoke feeling like a champ and ready to rock Boston. I met the rest of the Heather fellas at the car rental place and we proceeded to drive in the general direction of Boston for a few hours, only to get lost at one point and somehow end up in the great state of Vermont. If someone would have told me earlier that day that I would be in Vermont at any point in the next 24 hours, I would have told them they were crazy but then there I was totally standing in the state of Vermont trying to figure out how to get to Boston on time to rock the people of that fair city.

In the end, we got back on track and got to Boston in one piece for the most part. For the record however, we did have to pull over at one point so I could puke again, but I am attributing this largely to motion sickness and my inability to eat at McDonald’s without getting violently ill. No offense to the McDonald’s people or anything- we had a great run there for the first 18 years of my life, but somewhere along the line my gastrointestinal system changed and became not-so-Big-Mac-friendly anymore. Don’t beat yourself up about it.

Unfortunately I got to Boston too late to have dinner with my sister and her husband as planned, but I got to hang out with them for a bit before the show anyway, which was nice. My sister is pregnant and it was pretty wild seeing her all with child and everything. At first I thought she had a pillow under her shirt but then upon closer inspection she was totally pregnant. Life is beautiful.

Our show was at the Paradise Theater and was sold out, which is always nice. Since I was feeling a bit under the weather still (and had puked twice in the last 24 hours), I decided not to drink anything but water and delicious Coca-Cola before and during our show and I was a better man for it. It was one of our best show’s in a while and the people of Boston seemed to dig it as far as I could tell.

After our set, we stood and watched Mr. Brownstone for a while from the side of the stage while trying to pelt them with pizza, which is something that happens when a bunch of guys who live the rock-n-roll lifestyle all get together to play some shows at a club where they deliver like ten pizzas to your dressing room. I watched Mr. Brownstone for about six or seven songs before deciding it was time for bed and jumping in a cab out to my sister’s pad outside of scenic Boston. She and her husband recently moved into a great house that kind of had me rethinking most of the choices I’ve made in my life. Maybe I should have just gone ahead and gotten a job after all. Oh well, at least I have cable.

On Sunday morning, after a delightful brunch with my sister near her house, I piled into Mr. Brownstone’s van (the rest of the Heather guys headed out the night before) and drove back to New York in what proved to be an entirely puke-free trip home. On the way, we stopped at a gas station and Corn Mo and I each bought some delicious chocolate bars that we both seemed to be pretty excited about. He got milk chocolate with some extra bullshit in it and I got dark chocolate because that’s just how I live my life.

When I got back to Brooklyn, I fell into a deep sleep that only comes after a long weekend of rocking people and occasionally puking and stuff. It felt good.

Dave Hill

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Download Some Music For Yourself. Dammit.

Here- for a limited time only- is a free download of a song by my unstoppable rock band Valley Lodge. The song is called “Hanging On” and you can totally stream and/or download it right here. The song is good companion for driving, running, boning, doing the dishes, skeet shooting, contemplating the unknown, or just rocking out in general. I hope you enjoy it. In fact- as offered previously on these pages- if you are not completely satisfied with your Valley Lodge rock experience, you can totally kick me right in the balls. I stand behind the product (I also have cold balls of steel). Anyway, hope you dig it.

Dave Hill

The Dave Hill Explosion: Thurs. Dec. 15 at 11pm at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Instant Good Times.

Dear friends, colleagues, and other people with Internet access:

I just wanted to let you know that on Thurs. Dec. 15 at 11pm, I am going to be walking on stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (located at 307 West 26th Street right near all the great shops) and totally f#%king sh*t up (I mean this in a good way) with another exciting episode of my mystifying nightclub act, The Dave Hill Explosion. If you like stuff that is really entertaining, then you should totally come to my show because that is exactly what I am going to be dishing up for like 35 minutes straight on Dec. 15. The show will actually go on for 36 minutes total, but I plan to not be entertaining for a full minute at some point just so people do not start taking it for granted or something. Adding to the mayhem, I am also going to have a super secret surprise guest on my show who is so incredible that I have had to start taking anti-seizure medication ever since I got the news. Anyway, the incredible guest and I are going to sit there and talk and just be entertaining in general to the point where you will be all like I cannot believe this is happening right in front of me. Christmas is not for another ten days. WTF? Where is the bathroom? As if all that is not enough, my show at the UCB Theatre on Thurs. Dec. 15 at 11pm is going to be entirely FREE of charge. A lot of experts have told me how Broadway shows like "The Producers" and "Movin' Out" charge as much as $100 for tickets and how I could easily get away with charging twice that, but I was all like you know what- this is not about money, this is about art. When I said money I used air quotes too. And when I said art I began to cry and stormed out of the room to let them know I am freaking serious about that sh*t and we are done talking about it. Another thing I wanted to say is that I know that some of you might see how the show is at 11pm and be all like I am sorry, but that is a little late for me- I have to give a presentation to our shareholders the next morning and I have to be razor sharp because it involves a PowerPoint display followed by a Q&A session and a bagel buffet. And to that I say- Save it! You do not see me screwing up your life by running out and getting a job. Why do you have to pull that crap with me? Anyway, we can talk more about that later. I am so angry with you right now. Getting back to my show, however, I really hope you can make it. In fact, why not reserve tickets at the UCB website right now? That would be so great.

Your man,
Dave Hill

R.I.P. Dimebag

As you may already know, today marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was shot to death on stage by a crazed fan while he was performing with Damageplan in Columbus, Ohio. He was and still is one of my all-time favorite guitarists and is undoubtedly one of the best there ever was. Damn, that was one mofo who could play.

I first got into Dimebag and Pantera after their “Vulgar Display of Power” album came out in 1992. It was the first metal album I had heard in a long time that really kicked me fully in the nuts and got me excited about metal again. I was lucky enough to see Pantera a bunch of times while they were still together and even got the chance to meet Dimebag once after a show. He was a super nice guy and took the time to have a word with everybody and make sure anyone who wanted a drink had one. You might not expect that right away since- as you can probably tell by looking at the photo above- he is kind of scary looking upon first glance.

Pantera remains one of my favorite bands to this day (and is one of the few metal bands that make it into regular rotation among my admittedly much whimpier favorites). If you haven’t already, you should check their sh*t out. In fact, today would be an especially good day to do it (I would recommend the “Best of Pantera” CD and DVD that Rhino put out a few years ago as it gives you a little bit of everything). Dimebag would be proud.

Dave Hill

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza

Last night I saw Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza and that sh*t was rocking. As you might already know, the band is on a reunion tour of sorts with the original lineup of J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph. I was pretty excited to see the show since I never had a chance to see the original lineup in their first go round. I’d seen them a bunch of times after Lou was out of the band and then a bunch of other times after Murph was out of the band too, but there’s always something magical about the original lineup of a band that you really love.

Despite being really excited to see Dinosaur Jr., I neglected to make any arrangements to see the show and then finally around 5 o’clock last night I was all like “I really need to make arrangements to see this show” and then just as I was thinking that, my friend Mike e-mailed me and asked if I wanted to go to the show because he had an extra ticket. Life is crazy sometimes. So anyway, I wrote back to Mike and was all like “Yeah, I totally want to go to the show.” Then I took a nap.

A few hours later I woke up and headed into the city to meet my friend Mike in front of Irving Plaza. Then we went inside and started drinking beer and next thing we knew, a big pink furry monster (actually a guy in a big pink furry monster suit or so I am led to believe) came out on stage and started dancing around and then a couple minutes after that J, Lou, and Murph came out on stage and started rocking balls. In the interest of full disclosure and also to make myself sound cool, I should point out that I had toured with J before back when I was playing bass with Cobra Verde, but he was about ten times louder last night then any of the other times I’ve seen him rock it over the past few years. I wanted to soak in the rock at maximum volume, but I found myself putting my earplugs in every once in a while just so I didn’t get my head blown off.

Dinosaur Jr. played mostly songs from their first three albums (these are the ones the original lineup did together) with the exception of “The Wagon,” which I was surprised but psyched to hear, and the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven,” which they played for their final encore.

After the show, Mike and I went and drank some more beer (which is always a recipe for good times if you ask me) and then I jumped into a cab and headed back to Brooklyn. When I got home, I ate an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream. I don’t feel too good this morning. But I have been rocked and that has made all the difference.

Dave Hill

Friday, December 02, 2005

CBS/NYC Presents Dave Hill’s Magical Night Of A Bunch Of People Doing Stuff- Monday, Dec. 5 at Mo' Pitkins at 8:30pm

Dear fans of quality and affordable entertainment:

I am excited to tell you that this Monday night, Dec. 5, at 8:30pm (Sharp. Dammit.) I will be hosting a jawdropping night of entertainment of the comedy type at Mo’ Pitkins (a seriously great new venue located at 34 Avenue A at 2nd Street or so in the heart of the anything goes Alphabet City neighborhood of our town). As hinted at in the subject heading, the show is sponsored/curated/sanctioned/approved/generally given the thumbs up by the popular CBS network. It is not being televised or anything but I wanted to point this out just so you know that the people who brought you Knots Landing, Face The Nation, and all those Crime Scene Investigation shows are now getting in on the Dave Hill action too, just like pretty much everyone in the Netherlands did like six months ago. Anyway, the official title of the show on Monday is CBS/NYC Presents Dave Hill’s Magical Night Of A Bunch Of People Doing Stuff and it is going to be a major asskicker. Joining me on the show will be three of the funniest and most talented mofos I know- Mike Albo, Nick Kroll, and John Mulaney- who will each get up one at a time and be really entertaining for like ten minutes each or something. As if all that is not enough, Hair Supply, the number one heavy metal tribute to Air Supply in the Tri-State area, will also be bringing the heat on Monday by playing a song (or maybe two if I feel like letting them). In between all of these guys, I will be coming out on stage and making lighthearted chitchat and being generally just really incredible for a couple minutes until the next person is ready to come on stage and make you forget your very real life problems if only for a little while. There might also be one more really great (and also famous!) comedian on the bill but he told me to call him back tomorrow about it so I am totally going to do that. So anyway, please come. It is pretty much guaranteed to be a f%#king sweet ass night of good times. Deal with it.

I love you,
Dave Hill