nakedcowboy_big.jpgThe Basics
Age and occupation. How long have you lived here, where did you come from, and where do you live now?
Naked Cowboy is 33. Occuptation: Most Celebrated Entertainer of All Time. I come from Cincinnati, Ohio and have been living in New York for 5 years.

Cowboy Up and Away He Goes...
1. You've been quoted as saying "I live exclusively in my own reality." I'm curious, do you actually realize you're playing a guitar in Times Square while wearing nothing but tighty-whiteys and cowboy boots?
Do you realize that remaining in my reality keeps the world's attention on me? What does that say about my reality? (Ed.- I didn't and I don't know...)

2. How well are you received in the deep south? For example, do you ever get the opportunity to make appearances at chili cook-offs or college football tailgates?
All men, women, and children worldwide love the Naked Cowboy but since becoming NYC's third-rated tourist attraction, following the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, I have the super-human responsibility to be in Times Square every day.

3. Who do you "owe it all to" and is it all about the music?
I owe it all to myself, and it's all about me!

Proust-Krucoff Questionnaire
Please share a personal (and hopefully interesting) NYC taxi story.
In the beginning, I had to go 30 blocks in NYC, as the Naked Cowboy (in underwear, boots and hat only) and nobody would pick me up. Now they fight over me. Every taxi driver waves to me as they drive past.

Who do you consider to be the greatest New Yorker of all-time?
The Naked Cowboy.

Of all the movies made about (or highly associated with) New York, what role would you have liked to be cast in?
Joe Buck, from Midnight Cowboy.

If you could change one thing about New York, what would it be?
I would replace the top of the Empire State Building with a mold of my arm and fist.

What's the most expensive item in your wardrobe?
The only item: my underwear.


More info than you could ever imagine about the Naked Cowboy is available on his website at NakedCowboy.com.