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Billy Joel
10 February 2011
2.32am
RedLennon
Whitewater WI
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Any other fans of the piano man?  I have been a pretty big fan for a couple years now.

10 February 2011
2.42am
skye
AZ
Apple rooftop
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I was just thinking that I need to add more of his songs to my playlist.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
10 February 2011
5.03am
PennyLane
Sitting singing songs for everyone by the mountain stream
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"Sing us a song you're the piano man. Sing us a song tonight. Well we're all in the mode for melody. And you've got us feeling alright."

 

I have my Billy Joel moments. One of my earliest memories is singing to The Longest Time.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.
10 February 2011
5.55am
Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
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I like Billy (got his Greatest Hits and a coupla others) but I LOVE Attila! For clarification:

 

http://allmusic.com/album/attila-r990

 

GREAT album! Never mind what some know-nothing at Allmusic says.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
10 February 2011
6.47pm
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
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I really enjoy his early stuff. The Piano Man album is very good, with my favorite track on it being Captain Jack.

One of my all-time favorite songs is New York State of Mind.

Curse you, RedLennon! Looks like another visit to Amazon.com is imminent.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

10 February 2011
6.53pm
StarWisher
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I remember seeing a lot of him on MTV growing up. I still love Allentown and I still love Pressure (especially the video), but I kind of look at him as I do say, James Taylor: I don't doubt their talent, but they both don't do anything personally for me.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
11 February 2011
1.59am
HerMajestyRS
Somebody Spoke and I Went into a Dream
A Beginning
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I've loved Billy Joel longer than the Beatles (my parents were college-aged in the late 70s, so they missed the whole 60s rock genre, sadly). I grew up with Billy and Billy grew up with the Beatles… And one thing I noticed rather recently was the lyrics in Piano Man…

 

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine

He gets me my drinks for free

And he's quick with a joke and he'll light up your smoke

But there's some place that he'd rather be

[...]

Now Paul is a real estate novelist

Who never had time for a wife

And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the Navy

And probably will be for life

 a-hard-days-night-ringo-8  Coincidence? The most fun thing I've read in any of the Beatles bio was about Billy Joel watching the Ed Sullivan show (which just celebrated its anniversary!) and thinking John looked utterly bored/uninterested during the early set that was mainly Paul singing.

And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.
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