I thought I would share my reply to a media inquiry I got yesterday in the email machine. The topics include: Recommendations of interesting places in NYC, the Exorcism of Richard Spencer by the Tabernacle of Hedonism, and a Tom Petty memory. Here is my response:
RE: NYC - Go to Rudy's. The great Dive Bar (627 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036). Get one of their homemade beers and a free Nathan's Hot Dog. They will likely treat you either badly or indifferently, at first. Then, they'll warm up to you, and you to them. I think you'll love the place. Look for the man-sized pig statue at the door. The tall man with the thick Irish accent brightens up when you mention Gainesville, Florida.
Re: Richard Spencer - Nazi, Nationalist, Racist, and Turd. We at the Tabernacle believe he has been taken over by the Alien Motherhood (a sinister force operating in inter-dimensional space/time). We plan to hold an exorcism which has been blessed by the High Council of Space Mammals. Our resident exorcist, Fodder O'Brien, will be leading the Rite. Often, his exorcist powers are so powerful that it's very likely the speech will not even happen. Either way, we hope to save Richard Spencer's soul by casting him (figuratively speaking) into the Holy Dumpster to be cleansed of his ignorance and stupidity. There are not many who can remain so simple-minded and hateful when they're gargling with a mouth full of Holy Jamba Garbage juice. The Reverend Angeldust will pray for the soul of Richard Spencer, and hopefully, he'll end up in Tampa Florida (Hell on Earth) selling French Fries.
Fodder O'Brien (assisted by The Reverend Angeldust) performed an exorcism some time back in 2015 on Dove Outreach Pastor and infamous Koran burner, Terry Jones. The same fate happened to him, as you can see in this article:
Infamous Quran-Burning Pastor Terry Jones Is Now Cooking French Fries...
These people serve no purpose but to hinder mankind's unified exploration of Space, which Dr. Steven Hawking has said is imperative if we are to get off this planet before life becomes impossible due to Global Warming. As mentioned, the Tabernacle accepts people all faiths, religions, races, colors, creeds, sexual and gender orientations, socioeconomic statuses, and ministers unto them the pathway to "Doobietopia". We believe Richard Spencer can be saved from eternal Turd status. We believe the exorcism of Richard Spencer will defeat the power of hate with the power of absurdity. We believe the speech will not happen.
~ Reverend Deacon Tom Miller
RE: Tom Petty - I met Tom Petty at a Rainbow Picnic during Pride Week many years ago. I had planned to give him a demo tape of my music in the hopes he might find some interest in the material. When I saw him, he was much shorter than I expected - very "Gainesville" in his manner and dress. I approached him and was in such awe, I could only say, "Hi Tom? I'm Tom. Like you. Tom...Tom..." And then, in my mind, I said to myself, "What in the fuck did you just say to Tom Petty?" It's the stupidest thing I've ever said to a famous person. And in response, Tom Petty said (in that Dylanesque nasal-speak), "Mehhhhh." Then he went about his business and it was about an hour later when I realized I had not even thought to give him the demo tape. That was my brush with the legend. In retrospect though, it goes to the fact that Tom was approachable, not a snob, supportive of the Pride event, and most undoubtedly very high.
RIP Tom Petty.
THE EXORCISM OF RICHARD SPENCER HAPPENS MONDAY AT THE REVEREND ANGELDUST'S TABERNACLE OF HEDONISM (MAUDE'S SIDECAR) ON OCT. 16, 2017.