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May-19-18
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  OhioChessFan: I wish the flautist had not made me dizzy by all that arm flailing, but still beautiful stuff. No idea what that woman on the right was doing.
May-19-18  Luke Warm: Hunter S. Thompson Bio

One of the things I learned that I liked was Thompson's use of the kitchen as a work space, with the papers piled up high and the typewriter and CNN on 24/7. CNN was young in those days, and you can imagine Thompson, the political junkie, thinking he was in Shangrila with the political news pouring in like clockwork. But the kitchen to hang out in and do your work; I like that. Up until that point my narrow-minded self had only considered a kitchen for...oh, what's a kitchen used for again? Cooking food.

May-19-18
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  Schwartz: Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda - Morceau de salon (Christian Schmitt - Alessandra Gentile) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EJ...
May-19-18
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  Dr Winston OBoogie: Mimi.. Vienna is outstanding one of my favourite non Beatles songs ever too, Piano man and New York State of mind are two others that stand out. In fact his whole 1970s career was amazing, you don't get musicians like him anymore.

Billy Joel explains the lyrics to Piano man https://youtu.be/xG-qg9GABYg

Apart from Paul the real estate novelist being some kinda <lime> who'd get drunk and say he was writing a book i love his explanation of the lyric..

"Son can you play me a memory I'm not really sure how it goes, but it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete when I wore a younger mans clothes"

And the next lyrics are "La di da di di da day!"

^^ That's what the guy said/sang to him "I don't know how it goes something like la da da di di da da".

To write Plano man from sat at a bar kinda surrounded by, and talking to oddballs he met is brilliant! I'm gonna write "Ceegee man", lol :)

May-19-18  Luke Warm: In all respect and politeness, I’m not sure if I want the lyrics to “Piano Man” explained to me.
May-19-18
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  diceman: <OhioChessFan:

No idea what that woman on the right was doing.>

Page turner for the music.
(guess that piece wasn't long enough)

May-19-18  Luke Warm: Indy 500 Week.

Gonzo journalism would be, go with your mind altered and an attitude of Jeezus, what kind of depraved, animalistic mad men and women, ferocious speed demons all, are engaging in bad apocalyptic madness at this depraved car race?

Or you could just watch and get a few pictures and souvenirs.

May-19-18
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  Schwartz: BTAS: Scarecrow Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Wy...

Lévon Minassian (Duduk) - " They Have Taken the One I Love " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_58...

May-19-18  Luke Warm: <Piaf, Non, Je ne regrette rien>

Nobody sings it like her.

May-19-18  Luke Warm: No, I regret nothing

Doesn’t have the same ring to it.

May-19-18
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  Big Pawn: <WorstPlayerEver: <Big Pawn: England's version of Mickey Mouse is marrying Minnie Mouse, as if anyone really gives a @#$%.> Sir Paul, Sir Mick, Sir Ringo, Sir Cliff, Sir Tom and Sir Elton.>

Those are the gods of the secular people. Those aren't my gods.

May-19-18  Luke Warm: You can be a good person with secular false idols. It just means that your innate moral goodness concerns don’t necessarily ascribe to the Judeo-Christian tradition, that’s all.
May-19-18  Luke Warm: Also, you can live your life without God, appeal to him moments before you die on your deathbed, and get in.
May-19-18
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  HeMateMe: Q: What did the banana say when he visited the doctor's office?

A: I'm not PEELING well!

Billy Joel was homeless for awhile, sleeping at 24 hour laundromats in Long Island. His solo career didn't get off to the fastest start. I think he was a high school drop out. So was Neil Young, in good company I guess. Then, Billy Joel's record label screwed him, stopped him from recording with another label when he wanted out of his first, bad contract [something he shared with the Beatles--a poorly negotiated first contract].

So, as Boogie mentions above, Joel took a job in LA as a lounge rat pianist, playing stuff for the drunks and drifters. He became the Piano Man there.

Sunset Grill

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fU...>

Billy has a half brother who is a symphony conductor in Europe, but I've never heard Joel mention him. Perhaps they have no relationship. A lot of talent in that family.

May-19-18
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  HeMateMe: billy joel interviews Don Henley, pretty good stuff.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypT...>

May-19-18
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  Keyser Soze: He was poor but not homeless or jobless. Also , he didn't graduate at Columbia because he didn't wanted to. Not because he was a bum. When he made " Piano Man" he was working at a bar..

Google is your friend.

May-19-18  Luke Warm: Did I ever tell you the one about when my intellectually-inspiring buddy asked me “Guess what the Eagles open their concerts with on their Hell Freezes Over tour.” I say “What?”
“Hotel California.”
I say, “Ok, yeah.”
“Don’t you get it?” he asks me.
“Not really.”
“They open with Hotel California. As if to say to their audience, plenty more where that came from.”

I miss him.

May-19-18
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  cormier: Gospel

It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true.

May-19-18  nok: <They open with Hotel California. As if to say to their audience, plenty more where that came from.>

They close with We used to know.

May-19-18
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  Count Wedgemore: <HeMateMe>, <Keyser Soze.>

Regarding Billy Joel, I'd be careful assuming anything one reads about these people, especially things in their past. These celebrities often have carefully manufactured biographies where knowing what is true and what is false is next to impossible.

Their Wikipedia entrys, for instance, are constantly edited, if not outright written, by people working for them (a PR agency, their secretary or manager, etc.). And how can anyone trust what they say in interviews? Often they even contradict themselves in different interviews & statements over the years.

And do not trust their official biographies, they're most often hogwash. They can certainly not be trusted as a reliable source. Actually, unauthorized biographies are usually a bit more truthful, if you ask me! But, of course, they can't be trusted either. So, when it comes to it, there's very little ways of knowing the "truth" about things in these peoples' private lives, and their life stories.

May-19-18  Luke Warm: Count Wedgemore,

Yeah, but don’t give up on reading just because of all that.

May-19-18  Luke Warm: <Hotel California stolen from Jethro Tull song>

So, they took from a bad song and made an immortal song. And your point is?

May-19-18  nok: Hardly enough difference to call one bad and the other great. You're just used to the later version.
May-19-18  Luke Warm: nok,
Aw, I don’t want to do my homework.
May-19-18  nok: <Aw, I don’t want to do my homework.>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8l...

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