Nighthawks at the Diner

Nighthawks at the Diner

Spare Parts II and Closing

I want to thank you all very much for coming this evening. It really made my
night. It would have been real strange here if nobody would have showed up
I'd like to introduce my group this evening and it's been a real preasure
A preasure and a plivilege to work with these gentlemen
I'd like to introduce
Please give a warm round of applause for Michael Melvoin on piano!
On saxophone, Pete Christlieb
On bass, Jim Hughart
And on drums, Bill Goodwin
They all come from good families, but over the years they just
Kind of individually developed some ways about them that just aren't right
You know
I was real pleased
I noticed everybody coming in this evening you're all
Decked out in full regalia and everything and I appreciate you getting
Dressed up for an affair such as this. You know, I think it's something that
I've always tried to be as concerned about as possible and somebody said
To me one day 'Christ, Waits! You look so goddamned raggedy, why don't you get
Yourself something to wear, you know?'
I said, 'Yeah well, not a bad idea' Maybe a serious seersucker saturday
evening cranberry accoutrement ensemble would be nice. So I went down to
Zeider & Zeider and I said, 'I want something sharp!' I said, 'I'm kind of in the
market, in the neighborhood of something like maybe some green gabardines
with bonnaroo britches. And a leviticously deuteronomous sort of catastrophic
lunchbox Stetson, you know. I'd like to get some danger high-voltage
slacks, with high top, mid-noon, brushed suede penny loafers, so I can be
passing out wolf tickets regardless of where I go.' Walk into the Twenty-Grand
Club... And the Soul & Inspirations are playing Yeah, and you're cutting a
rug and pulling on a coat and emoting. Band is kicking into some long
version of 'Harlem Nocturne' or something You get designs on a girl in the corner
You say, 'Say baby... live around here?'
Yeah... I think I'm gonna plant you now and I'm gonna dig you later
Make like a bakery truck and haul buns
Make like a hockey player and get the puck out of here
I gotta go see a man about a dog
I'll see you later
Thank you very much for coming this evening