Monday, April 21, 2008

Piano Man

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! I got to see Billy Joel in concert one more time last night... another amazing concert (he's always awesome). It was as if he'd asked me to make a list of all my favorites and he played them... several of them not the top chart-busting songs even... it was amazing. He's such a great artist, it goes well beyond performer... his songwriting is amazing and then, well there's the piano playing which is just astounding. For anyone who might be interested, I'll list the songs he did in order (I'm gonna make a playlist for my ipod).
Angry Young Man
Ode to Joy (my favorite hymn... he snuck a little bit of Beethoven in, he's so cute)
My Life
Don't Go Changing
Summer of Highland Falls
The Entertainer
New York State of Mind
Don't Ask Me Why
She's Always a Woman
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
Innocent Man
Keeping the Faith
River of Dreams
Hang on Sloopy (slipped in between... for us Ohioans)
Matter of Trust
We Didn't Start the Fire
Still Rock n Roll to Me
You May Be Right
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
Only the Good Die Young
Piano Man

I get goose bumps when he does Piano Man and they stop playing and the whole stadium sings the chorus on its own.... he always does that. It was just an amazing concert. Who knows how many more times he will tour, every time he says it will be the last time, and I'm sure he thinks it will be... I can't blame him, it must be grueling to put on shows like that and travel so much. But I am grateful each time that I get to experience him in person. I don't get this way about much of anybody else.
(I'm wearing my t-shirt today, too!)


PLO said...

Glass Houses was the first cassette tape I ever bought. Maybe you need a Billy Joel tattoo! HEE.

Dieverdog said...

Hey, there's a thought! Hmmm... if I ever decide to go for it and get one, I'll have to come out and have you take me! I'm fascinated by the Miami Ink show and LA Ink... I thought they were going to have one set in London (I'm such an anglophile I was excited) but haven't seen evidence of it yet. I go back and forth about the idea of it for myself, but LOVE them on others, they can be so beautiful.