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Paul -- leader of the CBS orchestra -- Late Show with David Letterman author of the new book will be here for the rest of our lives to swing -- showbiz saga.
All of the sub title because I love how it talks about -- -- are you both mocked in celebrate.
Old time show business at the same -- is not the right word.
You kind of softly parity it while celebrating.
Yes exactly and then there's -- -- so that we become what we parity.
-- think that's.
I guess that's to why the title will be here for the restore -- Well you know why I I tell you about the title alive the very first story in the book and it -- I was right out -- college in Toronto Canada.
Playing a sort of I'd die the topless lounge.
And I was sort of excited to be there.
But at the same time embarrassed to be there especially since -- my.
College fans showed up and we're sitting ringside I didn't realize they restored issues in my music until Latin night.
But there they all work and I was they've been a -- sort of embarrassing night and I was wrapping things up -- well thank you all very much.
Please come back and she -- will be here for the rest of our lives just really did feel I'm -- I was going to be right there for the rest.
I career there would have been we have had some tremendous -- -- the run of great luck you've hand.
From the people you met in Canada.
Eugene Levy Martin Short the people who became instrumental -- -- -- live to them saying we need a piano player can you do it.
Your career trajectory has been fascinated.
I it really has been like I have been truly -- -- And so much crazy stop this happened to me that I thought I should put -- I should put it down in the book and that's what I have done.
What tell me how that happened a year in Canada Europe the people of you know and I know you're Canadian and that's a much city you gotta you belong and -- you need.
I -- Howard Shore maybe that you got only got to live in New York.
You know was actually Stephen Schwartz -- composure of be it music -- -- spell the seventies rock musical mountaineers got.
Huge with wicked running on Broadway and he was in Toronto -- the final auditions have got spell -- company this risk.
Back in -- 72.
And I was there are accompanying a friend of mine was auditioning -- -- show.
And he hired me that you hired her but he hired me as well he liked the way I -- -- and he heard me playing for her mere addition.
And he should give you get a band together and conduct -- -- I'd never conducted anything in my life.
But I said yes I can't have questions.
Before I knew it paralyze him -- -- -- that you belong in the -- power lines are gonna bring UN and and about Japanese war.
He brought me and got -- my first visa to come into the US.
And -- work for him on Broadway -- called the magic show with the late great -- Yeah yeah yeah.
And then was that was then this is now I was in New York for about a year playing and then -- Howard Shore -- -- Lorne Michaels special brand -- of course the distinguish -- hoosiers that lives still has our what is spam later.
I was already have a play on Broadway got the call and then the next hearing -- and I was on television.
-- just happened.
It happened to pretty much just quickly is that and I did the first five years or shouting match live -- pianist in the band.
The right or special musical material and I did some performing in the air -- -- the final season I was -- what the public featured.
I always there'll 19 -- senator I was back stayed -- I forget who I knew but.
It was a night you talk about the book John Sebastian had -- incident with feedback.
Pro react well he was doing -- welcome back he had welcome back -- been shocked but welcome back Carter and he was gonna play with that.
The -- span I was in the band.
And that into the restarted and he came up to the microphone -- almost -- welcome back but the -- squeals.
With feedback and he backed off -- -- and -- saying.
And didn't do anything and we just kept playing again.
Good and I think what's happening in -- -- like time stood still was live television.
Finally it was one who came running up to the side of the -- is that what's going on up there.
Actually -- series of -- start over again but I don't know why didn't I think of that -- -- live television.
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-- may have never stop being one.
I don't I've just a lover of rock and roll.
And show biz Asia in general and I think -- -- -- Is it sure though that you were up for the job of Georgia and signs -- Well you know I got a call.
In about well -- early eighties.
Lump -- -- from there Castle Rock Entertainment I couldn't place what it was.
This has signed -- getting his own show he want you to be -- sidekick.
You don't even have to audition.
And I wish little overwhelmed I didn't have immune system that the two I had lots of mail I couldn't answer anything.
And I just said the myself what kind of show -- -- so possibly here.
And I -- that I never called back and never show was the most beloved children he never -- a guy never even were trying to call.
And I wondered like Jerry was a little bit cool to me the next -- shop -- union did you Hebert document that we never spoke about it we -- you know it vicious things have gotten better -- We're still programs and that -- -- -- ever read the book.
Six people -- he may give me.
-- say why -- is Jerry Lewis apparently was obsessed with a certain television show.
Was it was a chest with a Jerry Lewis telethon he's become a -- where.
Law and order special victims unit and he has become a great -- my dear friend Richard Belcher.
So much so that -- are invited me to come -- -- -- have a dinner once with Jerry Lewis.
And my god there I could buy the latest in jail and a lots of Palestine know everything about it at all about your kids -- know about it -- And I'll be kept saying -- Richard home does the director of debt issue in the city gets.
Law and order kind of depends from -- And over to a Libyan tackle Ricky you I don't understand membership -- -- the telethon and operator but Richard.
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