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Post by hawkfan8812 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:41 pm

Colbert asked Billy Joel what were the top 5 Billy Joel songs in his opinion

Great question to a great song writer

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Vienna

From Youtube: Billy Joel's parents were divorced. His dad lived in Vienna. On a visit, Billy notices an old woman sweeping the streets with a broom. He asked his father about her. His father said the government paid her to do that, mostly so she would still feel useful. "Vienna Waits for You" means that even when you get old, you can still be useful (at least, in Vienna!). Saw Billy Joel explain this in an interview, because I never would have guessed it! It's a sweet sentiment, especially in an American society where most believe old people are of no use anymore.

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Post by hawkfan8812 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:45 pm

#4

And So It Goes

Again from Youtube: This song is amazing. Billy sings it beautifully. No extremeties, no nothing. He just sings through his heart to ours. One of his best performances ever.

There's something about the tentative pacing of the chords that really speaks to the insecurity of the narrator and makes the whole piece so much more vulnerable and amazing.

I have been listening again and again to this song for several hours now. The metering is hymnal. The words: conditional and subjunctive. Transactional at the last plea. It's like an unsent love letter which was accidentally read.

The vulnerability of entering a relationship, and how profoundly we can touch one another has rarely been so poignantly expressed in a song. The tone is soft, but the message so powerful. Billy Joel is an absolute MASTER story teller.


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Post by hawkfan8812 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:49 pm

#3

You May Be Right

This one really hits home for me, I remember buying Glass Houses on vinyl and loving every song. As a drummer I hate lyrics, but I knew most of his songs word for word.


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Post by hawkfan8812 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:53 pm

#2

She's Right on Time

He has said more than once this is his second favorite song.


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Post by hawkfan8812 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:55 pm

#1 Probably not a surprise

Scenes From An Italian Restaurant

How about we listen to him live in his hometown at his favorite ballpark


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Post by 8-TrackJones » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:05 am



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Post by QillerDaemon » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:57 am

If you can't be a good example, you can still serve as a horrible warning.

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Donald Duck Dunn is a god damn GOD!


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Post by hawkfan8812 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:59 pm

I know I have talked about his before a few times, but it stands to be repeated as long as I am around.

Moving to Seattle in 1990 we were in the middle of the great American music revolution. All the bands were fun to watch, albeit loud as hell which I pay for every day now. Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone, Screaming Trees, AIC (I hated them at the time), Queensryche, Seven Year Bitch, Sky Cries Mary and lastly the two new kids Pearl Jam and Nirvana. But the band I was sure would make it (as a musician mind you) was Soundgarden, they were so much better than everyone else. Funny how things work out.

I remember hearing bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime and Janes' Addiction from CA and really liking the direction west coast was going.

Then I heard Shannon and I was sold lock, stock and barrel. The best, no question.

Hey look at him, I'll never live that way.

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Post by HighNDry » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:58 pm

hawkfan8812 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:49 pm
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You May Be Right

This one really hits home for me, I remember buying Glass Houses on vinyl and loving every song. As a drummer I hate lyrics, but I knew most of his songs word for word.

Glass Houses is easily in my top 5 albums. Awesome from start to finish.
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Post by BigRedRetard » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:54 pm

hawkfan8812 wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Another great band from NJ.

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Post by BigRedRetard » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:57 pm

For the ska fans. These guys are great


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Post by Smok44 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:35 pm

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And there it is BRR. Exactly like I predicted. Time to take back your site. Do it now. All 4.Totally your call. If you don't I'll cry more

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Post by QillerDaemon » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:30 pm

If you can't be a good example, you can still serve as a horrible warning.

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Post by hawkfan8812 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:38 pm

BigRedRetard wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:57 pm
For the ska fans. These guys are great
Wow, that is some ass kicking old school ska. I always loved it best when it was punk meets reggae, like the UK did 30 years ago.

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Not in the a.m. bro.

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