Thanks to "Denny" for making it up to me for singing that lamesauce cocaine song no one requested when he got to the same confusion I had years ago about John Cale and John James Cale. I didn't get to a joke about how it should fit in with Heroin, but I do remember a discussion with my boyfriend at the time about how at least one idiot at every rock show ever requests Cocaine no matter who is playing what genre of music. I knew nothing of John James Cale (boyfriend knowledge) but was listening to a lot of Velvet Underground at the time and thought, "Like, they're the same person, right?" in college in 2003, long before I ever tried writing jokes and thinking that was what I was doing.
I feel validated now and also like I should work harder at getting to jokes on these discoveries within fandom. Or, I am just the perfect audience for that joke. Ha!