Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Hot Club



575 South Water Street

Providence, RI

Congratulations to Citizen Caroline who just got a promotion in joining Sovereign Bank. So she has gone from Citizen to Sovereign. Does that mean we have to genuflect, bow or kiss her ring? All hail Sovereign Caroline!

Former Hot Club doorman Russ stopped by the HC. Foot Joy arrived wearing a hat and overcoat. Russ saw Foot Joy and said, “Oh hitman!” I added, “No a hitman would be more conservative. No hat. Wouldn’t want to draw any attention.” Foot Joy the assassin?

High Wire Bill played Time of the Season by the Zombies. I mentioned that it’s the first song that I remember that used the expression, “Who’s your Daddy?” Foot Joy asked, “Is that Pedro’s song?

5 Angels already bought that Dodge van and it’s outfitted with a TV and bed. 5 Angels calls it ‘a boom boom van’. He says it’s better than a bed and breakfast in Newport. And cheaper. Bags observed, “5 Angels wishes it was a boom boom van.”

That led me to mention the Boom Boom Room, a place in the Graceland Mansion where Elvis used to squire a bevy of beauties. Hooks has been to Memphis and Graceland but he doesn’t remember the Boom Boom Room.

5 Angels thought that the Bob Marley song No Woman No Cry meant that it’s good not to have a woman. When I questioned him, he said “It’s all up to your interpretation.”

Met a guy named Paul who used to work at the Hot Club. High Wire Bill and I were discussing Bill Belichick going on 4th and 2 from his own 28. Paul said that the Patriots go on 4th down more than any other team and also are the most successful. 67%. A check of NFL stats shows that the Pats have gone on 4th down 12 times and succeeded on 6 in 2009. They were tied for 9th in attempts. KC was 1st with 20 tries and 12 made. The Rams were 2nd with 18 attempts on 4th down but were successful only 6 times.

Foot Joy said that he got a call from the nursing home when his grandmother was still alive. He took the call in his car. The nurse said she was calling because FJ’s grandmother was running low on diapers. Foot Joy had to pull over and couldn’t answer the caller because he was laughing uncontrollably.

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