I just watched the broadcast of The Late Show
that I attended last night. A couple of reactions. First, Paul did not sing, “Bloomie, I love you” as I reported following the taping, but rather, “Bloomie, I’m lost.” I may have screwed this up because, looking over the lyrics of the song that the cape routine is built around, I don’t see the lines “Baby I’m lost” or “Lost in the wilderness” at all, and yet Paul sings those lines during the climax each week. Hmm. Is Paul grabbing those lines from another blues song? If you know what’s up here, please enlighten me via the comments for this post. Further: They sure did give extremely short shrift to both “Will it Float?” and the cape routine. Ah well.
When I got up this morning, I was still high off having been in the Ed Sullivan Theater last night, so I decided to keep the energy flowing by having lunch at Rupert Jee’s Hello Deli
, which is right around the corner from Dave’s headquarters, and figures prominently in the show quite often. I got myself a corned beef and pastrami sammich and a Sprite. Grand total: $6.25. So it turns out that Rupert offers one of the cheapest lunches in town. The sammich scores only a 3 out of 5, but I wasn’t expecting 2nd Avenue Deli quality here. It was just a gas to be in the Hello Deli. The place is tiny, an absolute shoebox. There’s room for eight people to sit and eat, and that’s that. The clientele seems to be mostly Dave fans stopping in to gawk and eat, but there was also a regular who came in and was warmly greeted by name. And yes, Rupert’s default facial expression does in fact seem to be that odd deer-in-headlights, confused look you’re used to seeing on The Late Show