Yes, I know that’s not a picture of Mike Patton. That’s a picture of my old college roommate Nick, who is easily one of the funniest dudes I have ever met. I will get to Mike Patton and John Zorn — of whom Nick and I share a great love for — soon enough.
Nick posted this photo on his Facebook page yesterday, and I literally laughed out loud. Not because this used to happen to me constantly when I would take the bus back and forth to New York during my MTV News days.
Nope — I laughed because of the caption, which says a lot about Nick and his sense of humor.
“Made sure he woke up with my hand on his knee.”
Anyways, I just thought that was hilarious.
As much as that happened to me on the bus, I never thought to fuck with the guy who fell asleep on me — I always just wanted to punch him. Nick is a special fucking breed.
OK — Mike Patton has teamed up with John Zorn — as Patton is want to do — for a new Christmas single that I can’t wait to hear. The track also features Trevor Dunn of Mr. Bungle fame.
Patton and Zorn tackle “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire;” the single’s B-side is a Zorn’s instrumental version of “Santa’s Workshop.”