Originally Posted by hossoso;1470959[B
My favorites are SoCal because he is really funny and goes about five steps beyond 'working a room'. Everybody at Linda's ( a bar on the Hill) wanted to talk to him even though no one there knew him[/b]. Wildly entertaining, sick sense of humor, perfect. Also, J. and Tokyo Slim were completely laid back, good sense of humor...very wry, modest, collected. J. didn't really seem to give a shit or acknowledge that he had started this whole thing and that everyone else were just hangers-on at his discretion. Cool as a corpse. That might sound kiss-ass and I know they're all bastards at some level but I liked them well enough. I also like the new guy..Vbratislava.
I read a review of the new George Plimpton biography recently. As everyone knows, he threw great parties at his apartment on the upper eastside that also doubled as the offices of the Paris Review. He's described as the consummate host: as the party began to percolate, he would greet each new guest at the door and then wade back into the fray with them, shouting the new arrival's name over the din....