Thursday, August 24, 2006

I just got back to LA from New York. It was a two day mini press junket for the show. The weather was great and I have to admit seeing a poster for the Two and Only in Shubert Alley is a unique thrill. I walked around 44th basically stalking the Helen Hayes for several hours. I can't wait to get on that stage.

It wasn't all work. Ric and Richard of O&M - our publisists- invited me to Birdland on 44th to hear some Jazz after a long day of shooting promos. I love jazz and I was looking forward to it. However, it wasn't just jazz it was an event. Performing live on stage was Oscar Peterson. Eighty-one years old, a stroke has limited his movement onto and off the stage, but it has not dampened his brilliance. At one point he used the Mark Twain line, "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated". Unbelievable show in a perfectly intimate setting.

At my table was Phil Collins, or perhaps he considered me at his table. Either way we were enjoying the show together. Being a drummer he continually tapped his spoon on the table keeping a beat with the music. I found out in conversation Phil has a rabid facination for the Alamo. He said the daughters of the Texas Independance made him an honorary Texan recently. Since I am a Texan by birth we got along just fine.

New things have been added to the website since I have been gone. Poke around www.thetwoandonly.com
As you were,
Jay

1 comment:

richreams@aol.com said...

Jay, I don't know if you will read this , but it's Rich Reams from Richardson. We plan to see your show in New York, Sept 29th. Hope to be able to say Hi after the show, will try to send you a message backstage at the
theatre. my email is richreams@aol.com, I'm still in Los Angeles working as a Set Decorator and owning 2 furniture stores. It's been a long time, ope to see you soon.
Rich