FB: That could bring us either to talking about hard lessons for students these days who don't know tunes or have a hard time learning tunes. Or you could talk a little bit about New York since you're already on the road talking about Florida. BW: Well I went to New York to try to make it as they say. You know if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. I didn't like New York, I didn't like New York. I don't know there was something about it. It's not the Yankees and the Red Sox, you know, I love the Red Sox and I'm a Yankee hater. But it was just the way they conducted business. It was a little too curthroat for me and maybe I'm a small town guy, maybe just didn't like it. I didn't like having to look for a parking space every night at four o'clock in the morning and having to walk back at those late hours. Maybe I didn't like that. I was able to when I first got there, about the second week I was in New York, I got a call to play at Peacock Alley at the Waldorf to get into a steady job there. And this was like, in one respect it was great, I had a paycheck that was going to come in regularly. But on the otherhand, I wasn't getting to know people on the outside in the club date field, general business field. That's something that wasn't really good for me because the time I finished there, I ended up going to Florida. Things didn't really materialize in New York and I ended up coming back to Boston. I remember distinctly when I got on the job, I was the kid from Boston. I was in my 20's and the job was like stump the piano player. That's what they wanted to do. Oh yeah, we're going to get him, you know this tune, you know that tune? Fortunately I knew a lot of tunes. At that time, I mean I've probably forgotten a lot of them that I knew. When we used to learn a tune from a show, like for instance a show would have a very famous tune, maybe two tunes. The rest would be forgotten. Most shows weren't like South Pacific or Guys and Dolls. FB: With one baffow after another. BW: That's right, wonderful tunes after another. These guys would learn the third tune and the fourth tune, tunes that were very esoteric. And they'd say, oh you know this one? I'd say yeah, I know that one. You didn't want to refuse more than one tune. They could probably go with it if you didn't know one tune, but I knew all the tunes. FB: So they wouldn't call Some Enchated Evening, they'd go for Cafferly Taught or one of the other tough ones? BW: Talky Talk, what is it, Happy Talk. But in the other shows you know Subways Up For Sleeping and things like that where you wouldn't know. In New York, they're at the Waldorf, you're at the big society. These people knew the tunes. As a matter of fact, I'll tell you if I may, I'll tell you a story which sort of points out the tunes that I know. FB: You love stories Bob.