Patrick Jordan of the Motherf-er with The Hat Guest DJ
Patrick Jordan, founder of the Pittsburgh theater company Barebones Productions, who is currently presenting and starring in "The Motherfucker With The Hat" came in to share some songs about hats for his guest DJ set. His first song was “Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat”, by Bob Dylan.
The second song of Patrick Jordan’s set was “You Can Leave Your Hat On”, by Randy Newman. “What’s funny about Randy Newman is, people forget that he could get dirty too. He’s doing all these cartoon songs now, but he’s got some down and dirty roots,” Jordan says.
The third song is one that is more significant in relation to the play. It’s called “Who the Cap Fit”, by Bob Marley.
The fourth and last song in Patrick Jordan’s set is by Merle Haggard. “I feel like if you listen to this song, and you’re not familiar with Patrick Jordan, you’ll know what its like to be Patrick Jordan,” says Cindy. The song is “My Own Kind of Hat”.
“At its heart it’s a love story, and it’s a comedy. So don’t let the name scare you away. It’s actually very funny. I’m telling people it’s about love and other addictions,” says Patrick about his play, "The Motherfucker with The Hat".
“Jackie, the character that I play, just gets out of prison and he’s coming home to his long term girlfriend. Jackie is in AA, and his girlfriend is still using. He is very excited, he just got a job, everything is looking great, he’s thinking about plans, he’s thinking about marriage, about getting his life in order, when he finds a man’s hat that is not his hat in his apartment. Then he goes on a journey to find out whose hat it is, and he learns a little more than he wants to know.”
Jordan says he wanted to create a show were most people understand the humor, but some of those people are sitting next to audience members that are offended. “The majority of the people that are coming to the show get the humor, they understand that it’s actually really fun. Once you get past the language, and its not horrible language, its just, they say the f-word. It’s in the title. One of the best things about this play is that the title of this play is the disclaimer. You know what you’re going to get.”
Patrick Jordan’s Guest DJ Set List:
Bob Dylan – “Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat”
Randy Newman – “You Can Leave Your Hat On”
Bob Marley – “Who the Cap Fit”
Merle Haggard – “My Own Kind of Hat”