E-MAIL OF THE WEEK!
This should really be callled ‘e-mail of the year’ because that’s how long it’s been since we’ve posted an e-mail of the week!
Anyhow, the other day we reported that our 2003 Sludgeaholic of the Year, Mr. C.C. Banana himself, was set to take over Sirius Satellite Radio. We weren’t sure if that meant if he was simply going to appear on the air, or if he was going to try and knock their Satellites out of orbit so people would be forced to get XM Satellite Radio and listen to our Metal Sludge Radio show on XM channel 41, The Boneyard, heard every Sunday night at 9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific.
Well, it looks like he did take over Sirius, at least for a good chunk of the day! Not only did our good friend the Banana appear on the "Getting Late" show on Raw Dog 147, but he also hung around the rest of the day and bothered people — not only in the studio, but even people on the street outside! Here’s C.C. Banana’s e-mail to tell us all about it
Hey there, Sludge!
Thanks so much for the cool plug! Yesterday’s radio appearance went really well and I hope that some of my fellow Sludgeaholics were able to catch the broadcast!
When I arrived at the Sirius offices they actually had my name displayed on an overhead widescreen monitor, heralding my momentous arrival! The first segment we recorded was the aforementioned "Getting Late" interview with Raw Dog 147 host Phil. That man must have really done his C.C. Banana homework because he inquired about many of my Metal Sludge adventures during our 15-minute mano-a-banano. Afterwards, I was introduced to literally dozens of Sirius personnel, all of whom seemed somewhat surprised by the seven-foot fruit roaming their hallways. At one point I caught Howard Stern producer Gary Dell’Abate gawking at my yellow magnificence, so I asked him kindly not to stare.
I continued to make the rounds of the Sirius studios, making several additional guest appearances along the way! My first such pop-in was on Sirius OutQ 149 (their gay channel), where host John McMullen and I debated over who was the bigger fruit. Not only was John good at exchanging banana barbs, his mysterious female co-host provided C.C. Banana with some excellent set-up lines. For a gay woman, she makes a heck of a straight man! Amazingly, she also claimed to be a fan of the Metal Sludge website, although I would imagine not for its World Famous Penis Chart.
I then stopped in for a quick visit with Maxim Radio 145, where real guys discuss real guy stuff. We talked sex, sludge and rock & roll, finishing up with an impromptu rendition of "Patience" by Guns N’ Roses. Since it had been several years since I’d last heard the song, I resorted to making up literally every word as I went along. Before all was said and done it had somehow morphed it into an acoustic rant about the long-delayed release of "Chinese Democracy" and the threat of nuclear war with North Korea. Go figure.
I even did a 10-minute stint on the Jim Breuer Unleashed program! A fellow metal madman, Jim and I traded rock & roll war stories and compared the screech-signing styles of AC/DC and Cinderella. Jim’s co-host Pete made sure to point out that the only reason I was even allowed on the program was because their scheduled guest was still stuck in traffic! Acknowledging the honor, I thanked them both for choosing C.C. Banana over alternative choice Bobo the talking dog.
Accompanying me on this latest adventure was longtime banana buddy Brian Travolta (www.BrianTravolta.com). In an interesting development, Brian and I were sent outside with a microphone and recorder to conduct random interviews with people on the street! It’s simply amazing how so few New Yorkers were fazed by the sight of a man in a banana suit (and a man in a leisure suit) roaming around Times Square in broad daylight. And I’m more than a little curious as to why we were never allowed back inside the Sirius building once we were done… hmmm…
All in all, it was an amazing day and I was again proud to represent the mighty Metal Sludge as its honorary badwill ambassador! Additionally, my thanks go out to the fine folks at Sirius Satellite Radio for allowing me to beam my banana nonsense across all of North America! Until next time…
C.C. Banana Metal Sludge’s Sexiest Man of 2004