Western States Open

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by redshoesjim, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. redshoesjim

    redshoesjim Tele-Meister

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    Big chess tournament in reno this month , aprox. 400 entries from all over the country , 3 days of chess chess and more chess ! I cant wait !
     
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    So Jim,

    Do you play "One Night in Bangkok" on your tele?... :)
     
  3. redshoesjim

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    one night in where ?

    Is that a song ? I've never heard of it !
     
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    It's a song from the '80s. KInda techno deal, according to the web, the artist was Head Murray. It's about a world chess tournament in Bangkok. Lyrics:

    THE AMERICAN:
    Bangkok, Oriental setting
    And the city don't know that the city is getting
    The creme de la creme of the chess world in a
    Show with everything but Yul Brynner

    Time flies - doesn't seem a minute
    Since the Tirolean spa had the chess boys in it
    All change - don't you know that when you
    Play at this level there's no ordinary venue

    It's Iceland... or the Philippines... or Hastings... or... or this place!

    COMPANY:
    One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
    The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
    You'll find a god in every golden cloister
    And if you're lucky then the god's a she
    I can feel an angel sliding up to me

    THE AMERICAN:
    One town's very like another
    When your head's down over your pieces, brother

    COMPANY:
    It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity
    To be looking at the board, not looking at the city

    THE AMERICAN:
    Whaddya mean? Ya seen one crowded, polluted, stinking town...

    COMPANY:
    Tea, girls, warm, sweet, sweet
    Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite

    THE AMERICAN:
    Get Thai'd! You're talking to a tourist
    Whose every move's among the purest
    I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine

    COMPANY:
    One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
    Not much between despair and ecstasy
    One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
    Can't be too careful with your company
    I can feel the devil walking next to me

    THE AMERICAN:
    Siam's gonna be the witness
    To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
    This grips me more than would a
    Muddy old river or reclining Buddha

    And thank God I'm only watching the game, controlling it

    I don't see you guys rating
    The kind of mate I'm contemplating
    I'd let you watch, I would invite you
    But the queens we use would not excite you

    So you better go back to your bars, your temples, your massage parlours

    COMPANY:
    One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster
    The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
    You'll find a god in every golden cloister
    A little flesh, a little history
    I can feel an angel sliding up to me

    One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
    Not much between despair and ecstasy
    One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
    Can't be too careful with your company
    I can feel the devil walking next to me
     
  5. redshoesjim

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    four nights in Reno

    some of the lyrics look familar I can almost hear it maybe after the tourny Ill try to find a copy of it , but for now I need to study up ! Round 1 is on friday the 17th ! guitars and chess are my addiction , but for now the guitar will have to wait !
     
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