Several years ago my old friend Russell started doing a lounge singer routine in the downtown scene here in New York. I had limited patience with the scene, but I did manage to see him perform as Johnny Fayva once. It involved Russ dressed up in a wild leisure suit, with a blond wig and blond mustache. He sang old rock tunes like Dean Martin, karate-chopped like Elvis, and by the end of the act, he had stripped down to a thong---something neither Dino nor the King ever attempted.
Russ moved out to LA a few years ago, but Johnny Fayva is alive and well. If you want a cheap laugh---and what better kind of laugh is there---stop by his webpage. Be sure and check out the "Iraqi Freedom" video.