November 2, 2013
Do I need a reason for reposting this one? Nah, it just makes me laugh.
from June 28, 2012
ANNOUNCER: Yes, I’m sure that everyone within the sound of my voice on the WBTR airwaves remembers those words. Hi, I’m Bruce E. Freedkin and the writer of that beautiful verse from the #1 hit single of 1958, “Eat Me, Porcupine,“ is here with me in the studio. He turns 97 today! Welcome to the show, Max Duffy! Hi Max, how are you today?
MAX: Eat me, porcupine.
ANNOUNCER: That was such a great song, how did you ever come up with it?
MAX: Well, back then we used to work in the Brill Building, all of us song writers. It was wonderful. All of us like-minded people, song writers, just writing music, playing music, sitting around piano, banging out tunes, high on pot, naked as jay birds-
ANNOUNCER: I’m sorry, did you just say-
MAX: There was always plenty of blow around back then too. And the broads! I remember one time Carol King did this thing with her-
ANNOUNCER: Excuse, me, are you saying that back then, when you were writing hit songs for the likes of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra you were all just, just, –
MAX: Stoned out of our minds. But it wasn’t just the drugs or the booze, it was the power. We were kings! I remember one day not long after Summer Wind was a hit for Frankie we brought in a sack of kittens and some baseball bats and we-
ANNOUNCER: What? I’m sorry but we have to go to-
MAX: -just for the hell of it. Who was going to stop us? We were hot hit song writers, dammit! We did what we wanted! We got The Supremes mixed up with a coven of witches. Except that damn Diana Ross, she was a [BLEEP], quit the group over it. And the orgies!
ANNOUNCER: OK! WOW! That’s it! Thanks Max Duffy! (faintly off mic) Cut his mic! Cut his mic!
MAX: I [BLEEP]ed Marilyn Monroe on a pile of fifties!
ANNOUNCER: SHUT IT OFF! SHUT IT OFF NOW!
Cut to commercial