Tuesday, April 06, 2010

the lawn guyland rockaroll aesthetic #6

i feel entitled to hate billy joel because i've had to put up with him a lot longer than you. and not just because every freshman girl at suny albany in the fall of '74 had two records: greetings from asbury park, n.j. and piano man. exhibit a: the hassles, from 1967. maybe if his career in music had ended after this, richie unterberger would have written about him.

exhibit b: attilla. imagine billy as lee michaels, or in atomic rooster.


Blogger andrew m. said...

i think i'm in a similar boat - or at least traveling on an adjacent waterway. went to college just outside allentown, pa - at a school that bore the town's name. people from back home used to incessantly ask me if the billy joel song of the same name was my favorite. it was funny the first 100 times. after that? not so much.

4:22 PM  
Blogger The Stash Dauber said...

yeah, i knew a handful of bartenders who claimed to be "john at the bar, he's a friend of mine." guh.

4:25 PM  

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