Hello. My name is John Faye. It’s very possible you’ve never heard of me.. unless you have, in which case, hello again! For those of you who don’t know who I am, I could suggest that you Google me, but I hate when people do that. Of course, if you were to Google me, you would find this website, JohnFaye.com, to be the top result, making me the #1 John Faye in the world. This does not now, nor has it ever, precluded many people from confusing me with the late folk guitarist John Fahey, which, I suppose, makes him the #2 John Faye in the world.
An acquaintance of mine once sent me an enthused Facebook message that read: “I found this free at the Philly AIDS thrift store!” Attached was a photo of a booklet called Notes to: John Fahey’s ‘The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death,’ a companion piece to an album Mr. Fahey put out the year before I was born. I don’t know what’s worse: that my acquaintance didn’t know my actual name, even though it was right there on Facebook, or that an item associated with what she thought was my name did not even warrant a price tag at a thrift store whose very existence is predicated on raising money to combat AIDS.
Anywho, I could go into myriad other hyper-analytical reasons why I may or may not have previously made it onto your radar, but does it really matter? I mean, we're here now.
Below are some terms that might be helpful in letting you know a little bit about me. I could say they are in “no particular order,” but I hate when people say that. I’ll freely admit I spent the better part of an hour prioritizing this list and pondering the ideal spot for "The guy for whom drugs = cake in the phrase “sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.”
Anyway, this is me, in a particular order:
Lover of good music
Lover of bad music
How you might know me..
The guy from the Caulfields
The guy from IKE
The guy from Beat Clinic
John from John & Brittany
John Faye from John Faye & Those Meddling Kids!
John Faye from the John Faye Power Trip
The guy from that band whose name you can’t remember
The guy who wrote that song whose title you can’t remember
The guy who hosts that open mic
The guy who used to host that other open mic
The guy from the opening act
The guy who refuses to go away
The guy for whom drugs = cake in the phrase “sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll”
The guy who wants to join AARP to get 15% off at Denny’s
THE GUY WHO WROTE THAT BOOK!
SOOOOOO, with this non-comprehensive, highly mulled-over list as your primer, please enjoy the rest of this website!