Went with my friend Ellie to see Jimmy Webb tonight as part of the wonderful River to River Festival that is put on every summer here in New York. It is one of those corporate-sponsored free summer concert series that cities put on to keep middle-aged white people off the streets and out of trouble during the hot months.
I had never heard of Jimmy Webb but I found out he wrote "Up, Up and Away" and "MacArthur Park." Wow. A bajillion people recorded him and he was fantastic. I crashed into my BAFTA colleague Gillian who was sitting with Jimmy's wife. Who knew?
Ellie and I then stole away for a fantastic dinner and post-game chat at The Palm in Tribeca. Wow, what a summer night. I didn't know I needed it, but I did.