Saturday, 5 September 2015

Jeff Seiler: Dave Sim & Me

JEFF SEILER:
I got back Monday from the Jimmy Buffett concert at Alpine Valley, in Wisconsin, that took place on Saturday. I happened to mention it to Dave in a voicemail message that I left for him over the weekend. Now, when I dress up as Carmen Miranda for the Buffett show, as I have done at least 8 times, I always have people wanting their pictures taken with me all day long at the parking lot parties. Fortunately, most of those people are pretty girls, some of whom also want to squeeze my butt. And, free drinks for Jeff all day long in the parking lot. Not, sadly, during the show.

SO.

After I had mentioned the trip and my dressing up to Dave, he called me on Wednesday afternoon and left a voicemail message for me. Among other things, he said:
"Hi, Jeff. I've been wondering for a while now, what connection, exactly, does Carmen Miranda have with Jimmy Buffett? It's not like I'm particularly interested in the answer, but I'm working right now on the commentary to Cerebus Archives #4, and I'd pretty much rather do anything else but that..."
So, I called him back and explained it to him on his voicemail.

A no-prize to the first person who can correctly answer the question.

17 comments:

Travis Pelkie said...

Where's my brain bleach? ugh

If Dave ever wanted to try to convert vast numbers of guys to his own no masturbation policy, this picture would be what the new recruits would be required to look at if their "equipment" kept getting the better of them. If you're a dude and can stay erect after seeing this, you're taken out and shot afterwards.

;)

Kidding around, Jeff, but really. Ugh. I don't regret anything I've said to tease you before this now, though.

I dunno, does Jimmy Buffett mention Carmen Miranda in "Margaritaville"? It seems to sound like something from that.

Damin J. Toell, Esq. said...

Jimmy Buffet has a song entitled "They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More."

Jeff Seiler said...

Nope.

Jeff Seiler said...

Er, that was nope to Travis and a big, fat yep to Damin. Email me your address, Damin, and I'll get that no-prize out to you shortly.

Jeff Seiler said...

Guess I should add that the first time I wore a Carmen costume, it was at the Buffett 2002 Dallas show. I won the costume contest and got to go on stage with Buffett for one song, backstage for about half an hour.

Travis Pelkie said...

So the costume contest is a way for Buffett to pick up groupies for after the show? Hee hee hee!

That's pretty cool, actually. I'm not particularly a fan, but it must have been fun. And if it channels those urges of yours, Jeff....

Ha! j/k

Jeff Seiler said...

Nah, Jimmy's groupie days are way behind him. The man's approaching 70. He did, however, once tell a Rolling Stone interviewer that a groupie once told him that he should eat more honey because it would make his...ahem..taste better.

True story. Or, semi-true, anyway. (That last line is for the other real Buffett fans here, if any.)

Travis Pelkie said...

Come on, I don't believe that! hee hee hee

And I was implying that you in that get up would be the irresistible groupie, Jeff. HA! When you've been on the road that long, your tastes get...strange.

Still need brain bleach, though!

Jeff Seiler said...

Oh, I knew u meant me as the groupie. And thanks for that. I do like to think of myself as a young Kate Hudson in Almost Famous. I was just saying that Jimmy's groupie days are well behind him. Took a separation and (I think) divorce, then a reconciliation with his hot model wife, a ton of therapy (which he sang about in his song "Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost"), plus three kids to get on the right track.

Margaret said...

You remind me of my sweet old Aunt Victoria. She liked to smoke stoogies too.

Jeff Seiler said...

Hi, M! Yes, Aunt Vickie is my like-a-look.

Or vicee-versee.

Sandeep Atwal said...

lol....and people say Dave Sim is crazy! Ha!

Tony Dunlop said...

Ah, Alpine Valley. I saw every Grateful Dead show there from 1986-89. They got banned after that - the neighboring farmers got sick of all the hippies shitting on their property.

Dave Kopperman said...

So I'm thinking Jeff's crisis goes well beyond just being a Cerebus reader...

Jeff Seiler said...

Crisis?

I gotcher Crisis right here!

BTW, free drinks all day in the parking lot, cute young chicks grabbing on me non-stop.

Crisis?

I'll take that crisis every year, once a year, as long as Mr. Buffett keeps touring.

But, nice reference, Dave, to a moribund comic.

"But I'll tell you the name of the game, boy...

"It's riding the gravy train."

Eddie said...

Cerebus Readers in Crisis on Multiple Earths! This must be the Jeff Seiler of Earth-Carmen Miranda (from the rejected Gardner Fox Storyline, "Superman's Pal...Jimmy BUFFETT?").

Jeff Seiler said...

Jimmy IS Superman!

As to me, I just try to entertain and get free drinks all day.

As to Mr. Fox, I would only say that he adapted, co-wrote, the best Doc Savage comic book in the frequently failed Doc Savage comic book history.

Fox wrote a brilliant adaptation.