Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Thank you, and please note

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:


Howdy folks.

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"
Winger, "Seventeen"

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.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A Reply to Gawker

As posted on their comments board:

"I'm pretty astonished that it took Gawker, a site I normally admire, quite this long to report this non-news.

As you can see, many blogs reported on my weight and out-selling long before May 9. From now on, I will be checking these fine sites for all the Hodgman anti-news as it breaks:




At least you will never be as slow as this site:

see here

Meanwhile, I remain, affectionately:


That is all.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Thanks to the internets marvelous "self-correcting" feature, I realize now that I meant to write: and not, which is meaningless.

I hope some of you made it to the Coulton show in any case, because I, alas, was home in bed suffering from angry throat-ache, and I would desire to hear reports of the night... "set lists," "banter," "surprise guests," etc.

Also, I would be willing to purchase a BOOTLEG RECORDING of the evening as well.

I would also be willing to purchase a BOOTLEG RECORDING of the chopped liver.


Meanwhile, yes: I am in the television ad that you are seeing. It was a lot of fun to do, though it was very hard shooting on the polar ice caps.

That is all.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Only COULTON can wake me from my month long slumber

I wanted to let you Coulton fans know that Coulton is offering a VERY SPECIAL concert of songs themed to the first of May (and other themes) on May 1, this Monday, at 7PM, at "Mo Pitkin's" THE place to go for bawdy calendar-based songs and also: chopped liver.

34 Avenue A, upstairs, and FREE.

He has many many more songs than you've heard before, as he has been writing one per week for the past 1000 years--part of his incredible "Thing A Week" podcast via his website, called, not surprisingly