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Billy Joel: The Stranger Live [Saturday
March 14th, 2009 at 1:15pm]

[ mood | geeky ]

Our local PBS station is showing Billy Joel: The Stranger Live tonight. (Mar. 14, 2009; 11:30 central)

I looked it up online.... here's what it said:



In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Hicksville, New York native’s breakthrough album The Stranger, WLIW New York presents Billy Joel’s 1978 British concert debut, a live television performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test. During the appearance, the legendary singer/songwriter played a set of now-classic hits, including "Only the Good Die Young," "Movin’ Out," "She’s Always a Woman" and "Just the Way You Are," which earned 1978 Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Joel and his band also performed "New York State of Mind" and "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" off 1976’s Turnstiles as well as Piano Man stomper "Ain’t No Crime." Now, 30 years later, the one-time UK broadcast finally premieres stateside. BILLY JOEL: THE STRANGER LIVE premieres nationwide August 2008 on public television (check local listings). The program also includes live performances from 1977 of "The Stranger" and "Just the Way You Are."

Song List

Live Performance filmed March 14, 1978, The Old Grey Whistle Test, BBC Television Theatre, Shepherd’s Bush, London, UK
"Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)"
"Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)"
"New York State of Mind"
"The Entertainer"
"She’s Always a Woman"
"Root Beer Rag"
"Just the Way You Are"
"Ain’t No Crime"
"Only the Good Die Young"
1977 Live performances
"The Stranger"
"Just the Way You Are"

Band Members: Liberty DeVitto (drums), Doug Stegmeyer (bass), Richie Cannata (saxophone/organ) and Russell Javors (guitar)

It could also be purchased under a pretty pricey pledge to the WLIW PBS station, with more bonus tracks.  

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All About Soul cover [Friday
January 16th, 2009 at 2:10pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

Hey guys, Has anyone heard heard this?

I just came across this pretty cool smooth/jazzy cover of "All About Soul" by Anders Holst and thought I'd post it for everyone. It's the first song on his MySpace page:


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Billy Joel 10/23 National Press Club (C-Span) [Saturday
October 25th, 2008 at 11:32pm]

[ mood | giddy ]

If you missed it earlier, you can catch it again at 1:40am ET  (10/26)
And if you missed that too --- I found a link.  rtsp://video1.c-span.org/archive/c08/c08_102308_joel.rm

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'We Didn't Start the Fire'...? [Thursday
July 17th, 2008 at 10:10am]

hey guys...

i've looking everywhere desperatly for Billiy Joels Musicvideo 'We Didn't Start the Fire' and i didn't found anything...? *cries*
can somebody of you helping me get this...pleeease *puppy-eyes*

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Christmas in Fallujah [Tuesday
April 1st, 2008 at 12:29am]

[ mood | chipper ]

I just found out tonight that Billy wrote the song "Christmas in Fallujah".... someone else recorded it (Cass Dillon), and it got a lot of airplay a few months ago.  I actually remember hearing the song.

It's evening in the desert
I'm tired and I'm cold
But I am just a soldier
I do what I am told
We came with the crusaders
To save the Holy Land

It's Christmas in Fallujah
And no one gives a damn

And I just got your letter
And this what I read
You said I'm fading from your memory
So I'm just as good as dead
We are the Armies of the Empire
We are the Legionnaries of Rome

It's Christmas in Fallujah
And we ain't never coming home

We came to bring these people Freedom
We came to fight the Infidel
There is no justice in the desrt
Because there is no Good in Hell

They say Osama's in the Mountains
Deep in a cave near Pakistan
But there's a sea of blood in Baghdad
A sea of oil in the sand
Between the Tigris and Euphrates
Another day comes to an end

It's Christmas In Fallujah
Peace on Earth Goodwill to Men
It's Christmas In Fallujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
It's Christmas In Fallujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
It's Christmas In Fallujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
It's Christmas In Fallujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Merry Crhistmas from Fallujah
Merry Crhistmas from Fallujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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Billy WHOOP WHOOP! [Friday
March 21st, 2008 at 4:55pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

Hubby was watching Oprah when I heard the strains of Piano Man...  I ran to the living room tripping over the cat twice.... 

MONDAY MARCH 24th...  They're interviewing and profiling his wife and having him appear in the studios..... 

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Help!)) [Wednesday
February 27th, 2008 at 10:06pm]

Does anybody know whether I can find songs from "12 Gardens Live" in the Internet ?
Unfortunatly, it's absolutely impossible to get it in Russia...

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Sacramento [Wednesday
February 27th, 2008 at 12:38am]

Did any of you happen to attend tonight's show in Sacramento? And if so, do you happen to have the set list?


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February 13th, 2008 at 12:59am]
[ mood | calm ]

01-12 House (12)
13-35 Life on Mars (23)
36-40 Billy Joel (05) (The Stranger and 52nd Street lp cover)
41-45 Elvis Costello (05)
Stephen Fry/Alan Davies header + matching icons


more here

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Woo hoo! [Tuesday
January 8th, 2008 at 11:29pm]

I'm going to see Billy Joel on February 23rd, yay :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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November 22nd, 2007 at 9:38pm]

[ mood | content ]

I wasn't sure if i was even going to be able to go, but I'm sooo excited! I just got floor tickets (17th row) for Billy Joel next thursday!!!!

I wanted to go to Tori Amos, too, but it is the same night. :(

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June 23rd, 2007 at 2:43pm]

Hi everyone.

Being fans of Billy Joel, in December last year my husband and I decided to make a music video of 'We didn't start the fire'.  Although we know (and think of) Billy Joel as the Piano man, we had limited resources and had to make do with a guitar.  Please forgive the compromise.

Anyway... here it is.  Please let me know what you think :).


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May 9th, 2007 at 9:40pm]

Happy Birthday, Billy!!  :)

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i didn't go.. :( [Wednesday
March 7th, 2007 at 11:31am]

SO.. I didn't get to go to the New Orleans show last night.. I live in Houston.. and it wouldve been a challenge financially and time wise to do so.. .*insert pouty face here*

BUT, in honor of Billy and the missed show.. I did wear my Billy Joel/Elton John Face 2 Face Concert t-shirt last night..

That made me feel a little bit better.. but a night with Billy in New Orleans would have RAWKED!!!

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Diddy Bop Shades [Tuesday
February 27th, 2007 at 2:18am]


:::::EVIL GRIN:::::

I just got back home from the Birmingham concert (2/26) and I have a setlist report and pics!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Angry Young Man
Bridge over River Kwai/ My Life
"It's not about having less hair, it's about getting more head"
Everybody Loves You Now
The Entertainer
Partial: Sweet Home Alabama
Song vote: Summer Highland Falls or Vienna
::teeth grit::: I come from Alabama
New York State of Mind
"newly added not more than a couple of shows ago" Root Beer Rag
Innocent Man
Movin' Out
Don't Ask Me Why
She's Always a Woman
Keeping the Faith (((YESSSSSSSSS!)))))
I Go to Extremes
River of Dreams
"American Idol Ripoff: Roadie Chainsaw sings AC/DC Highway to Hell (entire song)" (and not that bad)
We Didn't Start the Fire
Big Shot
Still Rock and Roll to Me
You May Be Right
Only the Good Die Young
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant
Piano Man

The biggest news from this is that LIBERTY DEVITTO WASN'T PLAYING DRUMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

>>>Pics to follow in another post. Taking a while to upload. :::sigh::::

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Billy Joel's New Song: "All My Life" [Wednesday
February 7th, 2007 at 2:38pm]

[ mood | excited ]

It was released today on people.com. I just received the e-mail about it and I'm listening to the song now. Tis quite pretty. But anyway, I figured I would share the link with everyone so they can listen to it as well...


So there it is for you guys. Listen, and have fun.

Take care fellow Piano Man Fans!


- Don't take any shit from anybody! -

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February 1st, 2007 at 1:04am]

[ mood | excited ]

I didn't believe it when my dad told me, I had to look it up for myself!! I soooo can't wait to hear it!

NEW YORK (Billboard) - After swearing off pop songwriting following his 1993 album "River of Dreams," Billy Joel has returned to the format with a new single, "All My Life."

The Phil Ramone-produced track will premiere February 7 on People.com, where it will be available for streaming and as music for a Valentine's Day e-card.

It will then be sold exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store from February 20 through March 6, after which it will available at most digital retailers. A commercial CD release of "All My Life" will follow on a date to be announced, according to Joel's label, Columbia.

Since "River of Dreams," Joel has limited his new music repertoire to classical compositions. However, he still performs his old hits in concert, and will return to the road in North America February 7 in Jacksonville, Fla., for a 15-date tour.

The artist will also perform the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl XLI on Sunday (February 4) in Miami.

[[source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070130/music_nm/joel_dc]]

<3 Eliza

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Super Bowl... [Wednesday
January 31st, 2007 at 2:03pm]

holy sheeeet.. I just heard that billy joel is singing the national anthem at the super bowl!! Very cool...

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do i go??? [Wednesday
January 17th, 2007 at 2:40pm]

[ mood | hyper ]

I live in Houston and the closest he seems to be coming, any time soon is to New Orleans!!!  SO.....I'm totally contemplating jumping on a plane in Houston to catch Billy Joel in New Orleans for the March 6th show.. I might be able to pull it off, if I can find someone to go with me!?!??!! I've posted to my friends and have started to call people.. Because if I'm going I gotta get tickets NOW.. Cuz, yes there are tickets left!!!!! 

GAH!!! I'm totally spazzing.. I so want to go.. but don't know if I can really make it happen.. This would be my third time to see him!!!
I wanna go.... I wanna go.... I wanna go.... I wanna go.... I wanna go.... I wanna go.... I wanna go.... I wanna go.... I wanna go.... 

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Billy Icons [Friday
December 29th, 2006 at 6:56pm]

+ 25 icons
+ 01-08 = Billy Joel
+ 09-12 = Portions of the River of Dreams cover
+ 13-25 = More Billy


See the rest at my icon journal uptown_girl_gfx : THIS ENTRY.

- Katy

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