Oh, hello, Marie.
I spent a LOT of energy in the last 15 months debating what my first request was was gonna be back in Marie’s. In the event, they were playing a bunch of fifties stuff, and I called an audible.
“I Could Have Danced All Night.” It was perfect.
If you just felt a little rumble under your feet, it’s because Jim just played “I Am What I Am” and “Another Hundred People” back to back.
Ladies Who Lunch! What I Did for Love! Don’t Rain On My Parade!

God, it’s good to be back.

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