|From: Piano Man; Year: 2973; Genre: Rock|
Anyway, the other night whilst cleaning up one of my co-workers was playing some music; this was obviously one of the songs that was played.
For as long as I can remember I've been a big fan of Billy Joel and his music, which is mostly due to both of my parents liking his music and playing it whilst I was young. Personally I've always loved the touch of melancholy, angst, and anger that he puts into his music. This one, which is one of his hallmark songs, oozes with those emotions; it was written about his time he spent as a lounge piano player trying to make a living while he fought to get out of a bad record contract. He paints a vivid picture of the bar scene and of some of its patrons that he met.
Watch the music video to Piano Man on YouTube.
My song pick a year ago today: Pallas - Heart Attack
My song pick two years ago today: Chet Atkins - Windy and Warm
My song pick three years ago today: David Bowie - The Man Who Sold the World
My song pick four years ago today: Dire Straits - Industrial Disease
My song pick five years ago today: Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride
And since they won't get revisited this year, my picks on the two leap years:
My leap year pick on 2.29.12: Cheech & Chong - Cheborneck
My leap year pick on 2.29.08: ABBA - The Visitors