Just when we’d almost given up wondering what happened to handsome Rudolf Piper, the hilarious and eccentric international legend of New York City nightlife (Pravda, Danceteria, Mars, Quick, etc), we get this happy, snappy email from him with photo attachment:
HELLO HELLO STEVE!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and all that stuff!
I just stumbled upon your e-mail address somehow.
I calculate we haven’t seen each other since…. gosh!… since when?!
It’s been a long time for sure!
Rudolf is still alive and well in Brazil, still having fun, still doing niteclubs, still looking for trouble, etc. So, there’s nothing new, but all is cool so far.
I just sold my shares in Buddha Bar Brazil, and am opening MOKAI, from Miami, down here in São Paulo.
Crisis? What crisis?
Fortunately things move so slowly down here, that the crisis has not arrived yet. Maybe 2010….
OK, it’s wishfull thinking, but not that far from reality, I have to say.
Now, when you have time, tell me what’s your latest.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
NOTE: I’m staging a high IQ party celebrating the 120th anniversary of Nietsche’s madness, which happened on Jan 3, 1889.
All the Best!
Only the Best!
My regards to the WOW boys!