Saturday, December 04, 2010

Mea Culpa

I did something last night that I NEVER do. I tanked on stage.

Don’t get me wrong; I’ve done stand-up in front of hundreds of people before, and haven’t gone over well, but this was different.

I tanked a show and was tanked.

Oh sure, I got the shit done that I was supposed to get done, except one thing…

Be sober at show time.

I was for the first half of the show and then…

I passed out. Holy Shit!! Wow!!

I just wanted to publicly apologize to the listeners we had, and more importantly to my buddy, Jayman.

It was unacceptable, and it will never happen again.

I have often likened myself to Dylan Thomas and too often that resemblance rears its ugly head.

In an odd way, my new found unemployment has given me a gift…the gift of time.

And while I have, over the last couple of days, initially used it as a reason to get drunk, I shant waste it as I seek new employment.

I’ll make things happen, and to reiterate…

I apologize to Jayman, to Schmoop, and to anyone who listened last night.

Cheers!!

15 comments:

Dana said...

Well, that explains a lot ...

I was listening to the show and had an internet disruption (seems mediacom is trying censor you ... or protect me). When I went back to he show y'all were GONE.

I was leaning towards taking it personally ...

Matt-Man said...

Dana: OH I was gone alright. Cheers Dana!!

Curious Chris said...

The morning show WAS more coherent... (at times)

just sayin'

Jay said...

IDK, when you were able to remember that Robert Hegyes played Juan Luis Pedro Philippo DeHuevos Epstein, the Puerto Rican Jew, on Welcome Back Kotter, I thought you were going to be okay. ;-)

Average Chick said...

So that explains why it was over so early! I ended up half asleep listening to it and when I heard the music and it ended I looked at the time and it was early. I gotta listen again today when I'm not so tired!

Micky-T said...

I'm listening now....it's at about 38 min. into the show and your right, your starting to tank. But no need to apoligize Matt, it's all a good chuckle. And Jay's taking it well.
Hang in there Matt!

Mike said...

You messed up my game I was just getting going last night. It was the 'guess how many beers Matt-Man has had' game. And then you were GONE!!!

Knight said...

Ha. That's hilarious. At least this didn't happen on stage. I can't wait to listen to the archives.

Matt-Man said...

CC: Ha...Perhaps, but I think the recorded shit we're doing now is much better. I just need to stay awake and half way sober the other 48 minutes of the show. Cheers Chris!!

Jay: Ha. Shit. Very good Jay. Thanks. I just laughed out loud. Cheers Jay!!

AC: Ha...I'm gonna listen myself later. I have to hear what I missed. Cheers Hot Stuff!!

Matt-Man said...

Micky: Y'know Mick? I was okay when we started and then as I told Jay in an email it was like every beer I drank over the previous three days, came to fruition. Weeeee. Oy!! Cheers and Thanks Mick!!

Mike: Hee. I fee bad about it, but less so than I did this morning. Cheers Mike!!

Matt-Man said...

Knight: Ha. Yeah passing out on stage would be even more embarrassing. Enjoy my drunkenness. Cheers Knight!!

Scott Oglesby said...

Unemployment will do that to you, real quick like. Plus, you are doing a show on a Friday night. Some of that might go with the territory.

Still, if you ever want to quit just read that book I told you about. Four hours worth of reading and you’ll never drink again. And like it.

Matt-Man said...

Scott: Thanks and yes, Friday nights aren't the best for me. Perhaps Thursdays will be better as Schmoop has to work the next day. It's all her fault y'know. ; ) Cheers Scott!!

Raquel's World said...

OMG THAT is so FUNNY. I'm laughing my ass off. Funny, funny funny!

Matt-Man said...

Raquel: It's funny now. Oy!! Cheers Sexy!!