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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Saturday, July 28, 2001

Fun, fun, fun...
Met with Dan for dinner last night in Brooklyn. He took us to a fantastic diner. Then after a quick tour of the water front (what a view that was!) we were off to meet Michael and to go see Julian perform the last night of his residency at a lounge in the East Village. It was a fantastic show. A perfect mixture of jazz, swing and pop. We were treated to a mix of some jazz classics, some self-penned ditties and a few interpretations of pop classics too (he did a great jazz version of 'I Will Survive'). We bumped into Jeff there too which was a treat. Afterwards Michael, David, Jeff and I went on a bit of a bar crawl in the East Village bars taking in the Boiler Room, the Bar, the Cock, the Fat Cock and a number of other places that I was a little too drunk to quite remember the names of. Was one perhaps called The Bijou? :-) Easy, tiger.

Today we did an open top bus tour of downtown Manhattan followed by a trip up the World Trade Center. What a tip-top experience that is - go if you get the chance. The view is amazing and the amusements at the top kept us giggling for over two hours. After all that excitement we opted for a leisurely walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Tonight we're planning on taking it easy (!) and going to see Richard Cheese @ The Mercury Lounge. After that. Who knows?

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