So, as many of you know, I have been sitting on the footage we shot for the “Everybody’s Crazy in New York” music video for over a year, but now I’m finally getting my act together, editing it, and putting it out there ! I’ve just released the hilarious and unbelievable outtakes video, which includes documentation of the ridiculous conversation we ended up having with a crazy old guy we found on the street while we were shooting. It is so much fun.

I think I might actually be able to get the music video out before the end of this week. Wish me luck!

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Over the weekend I taped Episode 2 of The JC Cassis Show, my new podcast. In it, I interviewed my awesome and hilarious friend, Carl Arnheiter, creator and host of Inside Joke, the hugely popular New York comedy show, and writer/performer of various wonderful things. We had an awesome and hilarious conversation about our awkward childhoods, crazy people, and guidos in ponds. Take a listen here:

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So today we filmed the last two segments for the Everybody’s Crazy in New York video, and now filming is totally done! We filmed the second and last verses, and they were so hilarious and well done. I am so lucky to have such talented friends who are so generous with their time and talents. You will LOVE this video, it’s going to be so great and so funny and silly. I’m not sure what I’m going to do about filming the other videos since it will get too cold outside really soon, but we may just have to dance in ski pants and puffy coats!

So one of the many delights that comes with trying to get noticed for what I do is that sometimes people notice it, and they really don’t like it. Better yet, they really don’t like me. This only happens once in a very long while, but when it does, it’s often funny, because it seems like everyone with bad taste also can’t spell and is totally ignorant, which I find comforting, because it means that my music is for people with a sufficient number of brain cells, and they’re the kind of people I’d prefer to have as my fans anyway.

I wanted to share with you a hilarious hate message I got. When I first saw it in my inbox, I thought it would bring me down, but then I read it and I just laughed and laughed. Here it is:

—————– Original Message —————–
From: Robby
To: JC Cassis
Date: Jun 13, 2009 10:48 PM
Subject: you being such a fag.

i my fucking god dude your the biggest flaming fag ive seen in atleast a year or two. if you wasnt a dude i guess your music wouldnt be near as bad but since your a fagget then it pretty much ruins it for me.  later ass monkey

Wow. Right? How many spelling and grammar mistakes can you count? I counted 20 in three sentences. That’s quite an achievement, Robby. Congratulations.

So this was funny to me because of the mistakes, and because of the actual substance of the email. I love that he thinks I’m a gay man, not a straight woman. I know my profile picture’s weird, but it’s not that weird, and it certainly doesn’t make me look like a man unequivocally (sorry if you don’t know what that word means, Robby). Also, being called a gay man is a compliment. I have more gay male friends I adore than I can count and it would be an honor to be any of them. Also, I love that he measures the time between instances of seeing “flaming fags,” and I’m surprised he’s managed to go “a year or two” without seeing any. I wonder what the last one was like, because he must have been quite memorable! I love how he makes it seem like he’d give my music some extra points if it were actually sung by a woman instead of a gay man, as if that makes any difference in how it actually sounds. Finally, “ass monkey” is a funny, cute insult. Monkeys have hilarious asses, and any monkey who is particularly into asses is doubly funny. Here’s my response:

I’m actually a girl, but thank you for thinking I’m a boy, how flattering! I love gay people so for someone to think I am one is joyous for me. You brightened my day! Hope you like my music now that you know I’m female. 🙂
I didn’t hear back from him. He’s probably too busy coming out of the closet and apologizing to people he’s insulted.

So today I went to Jersey to a friend’s party and when I came back I walked up 9th Avenue. At around 18th street, as I was talking on the phone, I heard someone say “Hey, Jersey girl. Hey, Jersey girl!” Because I was the only girl around and because I wanted to see if anyone would actually be so ridiculous as to call me a Jersey girl, I turned around, and sure enough, a guy in a group of guys was looking at me. “Hang on,” I said to my friend on the phone. “I think I just got called a Jersey girl.”

“Did you just call me a Jersey girl?” I asked the guys, incredulously. They said “Yeah.” I said, “I’m not a Jersey girl! I just came back from getting lost on my way to Jersey cuz I don’t know how to get there cuz I’m from New York so why would I?! Pshhh!” Then the guys erupted in whoops and cheers as I threw my head back, laughed and walked away. I don’t get it either, but it was hilarious. And I loooooooooooooove New York cuz you know dat shit don’t be happenin’ in Jersey!