Posted: Apr 4, 2012 11:55 am
That's right and Mayor A.C. Wharton has signed an official proclamation declaring it so. Said proc will be read aloud by John Paul Keith to the Monsieur at the Blue Monkey on Madison Avenue when the hardly ever seen Jeff documentary, The Man Who Loved Couch Dancing, is screened there, starting at 8 p.m. Afterwards, Jeff, Ron Franklin (director of this great piece of cinema) and I will play a few songs. We expect to be joined on stage by several special guests such as: Jack O, King Louie, John Paul (if he's in a twanging mood after reading Jeff's proclamation), Richard James, and proabably quite a few other stage invaders. Maybe Goner will do an instore for Jeff late that afternoon (Zac, Eric...a judgment call re this issue, please, so I can call Jeff about it). I was hoping for a parade in front of the Goner Stow with me leading it on my recently acquired Rascal Hoveround (of course, it has two American flags proudly displayed on it plus a Misfits sticker on the back). It will be a busy day for Jeff. Come to Monkey Bleu around 8 that night and honor the great man. Will keep you posted re any other NARAS sanctioned events on Jeff Day...not sure if a Goner in-store will get the NARAS stamp of approval though. And as far as I know, there will be no cover charge for the film or musical performance afterward. Just don't break any shit while you're in there. Michelle A works at the Monk tending bar and it's a class joint even if I do spend a bit of time in there every now and then.