FB: RIght, but you were really good at attacking people with signature songs when'd they walk into even the Four Seasons. You would associate somebody that you knew with a song. Sue O'Claire said you used to do it to her when she'd walk in. BW: Yes, Rainy Day, Here's That Rainy Day, Sue O'Claire. FB: You'd play a song that you would associate with her and it was like your little memory of them. BW: That's right. I've done things like that in the past. Now the name escapes me, the famous Broadway actor and writer and comedy writer, Mel Brooks. One night late at the Four Seasons, I'm sitting at the piano and looking out down the steps at the podium in the entrance door... somebody walks in, it looked like it could be Mel Brooks, but I wasn't sure. And I'm playing a tune and all of a sudden, he comes a little closer, I said it's Mel Brooks. I went into Sweet Georgia Brown, he did that in the movie, he sang it in Polish in one of his movies. Anyway, that was one of the tunes. I started playing this tune. FB: Was it the one about Hitler? BW: Yeah maybe, yeah, Sweet Georgia Brown. That's right, they sang Sweet Georgia Brown in Polish. Anyway, he walked in, Mel Brooks walks up to the piano and he said, you're so sweet to play that song for me. And he starts doing little dance. He says, Andre Previn thinks he plays jazz, he doesn't play jazz, he says you're playing jazz. You know, this was Mel Brooks. But I mean, people love to hear the tune that makes them different, maybe some, stand out. Oh you play this tune for me or play that tune for me and if you remember, that's really nice. That's another part of the business, that's the lounge business. I did plenty of that playing. FB: And if you can make and impact on a regular customer, they will be back again and again and you have your own little aura of magic. BW: Exactly, exactly. It's funny becuase at one point at the Four Seasons, a new food and beverage manager came in. You can ask any of the piano players who have played in hotels, I don't know what it is, but it's like the, what is it the mongoose and the cobra? They're like natural enemies. It's the food and beverage manager and the musician who's playing in the hotel. So there's a meeting between the contractor, myself and the food and beverage manager. The food and beverage manager says, I've been here now for a week and usually every place I go, I fire the musicians and hier new ones. And I said, why do you do that? He said, well that's what they do, that's what we do. He said, we do it because we want to have our own stamp on the hotel, on the business, on the music. I said well that's an interesting point of view, but did you ever stop to think that people like the music that are there. Why would you just want to change? I said if you came into a place and you were regular, wouldn't you like somebody that knows your music and is able to play the songs that you like? I said you don't just fire the bartender do you? Because you want a new bartender, you want somebody that knows the regulars and that's going to foster business. He said you know I never thought of that, ok, we'll keep you for awhile. I was there for sixteen years.