I thought, “Oh, the Ramones in the supermarket. We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?” The dance around getting a whole twelver ended simply with a 32oz, a 2X4, and a Tombstone pizza (wisely placed next to the cheap beer). I waited behind a British woman with many vegetables and in front of a woman with a 30lb bag of cat food. The joke was there and cat food girl seemed game enough for a rousing, but I just didn’t have it in me. A guy whose name I forget walked in, saw me, and said, “You’re really living your art.” I agreed or something to the effect, then walked home with a handful of new, unexpected issues to think about during dinner.
Today, I saw an old Asian man at a bus stop wearing ladies’ slacks and a Hawaiian shirt. As the car I was a passenger in pulled up to the corner, he held a gunslinger’s stare into the distance, then said warmly, “Hello, bitches” to no one in particular. Just wanted to say thanks, universe. Sometimes you really nail it.
Kyle Kinane's possible summer tour (a little help?)
I’m looking to possibly tour in early/mid August and I’d like some help. I have a three-night run in the Southeast with Mr. Oswalt (Asheville, Knoxville, Nashville) and a possible date in Chattanooga. If I were to drive from LA, could folks help me out with shows along the way or on the way back? I’m looking at maybe Memphis, Tulsa, Kansas City—stops that are in a somewhat direct route from the West. Could conceivably pull off Denver, Phoenix, or Dallas as well. I’m open to suggestions.
Like I said, these are all just drawing board musings at this point. But if you nice folks out there think you could set up a fun show in your town with local comics or bands and get a few people out, I’d like to give it a shot. It would be the lowest of budgets, so if the show came with a couch, that would be pretty great too. Thanks for reading and feel free to email me on Facebook with any ideas. Cheers.