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Friday Open Thread | Billy Joel Week

TGIF, Everyone! Hope you’re enjoying Billy Joel week.

Politics

Billy Joel: A Tribute

One of the greatest troubadours of my generation is Billy Joel, a poet and musician of genius, who shared his deepest emotions, and ours, over a lifetime of joys and tears. 2,308 more words

Writing

Old Lady At The Piano

Old lady At The Piano

Here’s probably my most embarrassing moment, playing ‘live’ : Years ago , at a resort, intimate  ‘audience’ ( inverted commas because of my job description : accompany the food/conversation as subtly as I can , while remaining an essential element  of the restaurant-thereby keeping my job & my income. 254 more words

Musician's Story

An Incredibly Lucky Dream

For the ‘pianoman’ there is no definitive stage area-a gift  and a blessing, hazardous, annoying, hilarious.  I’m already on the edge. I’m hungry. My pay, after 30 years, is less than what it was when I was 14. 108 more words

Musician's Story

‘The Hazy Line ‘ – Tales Of a Piano man.

‘The Hazy Line ‘ – Tales Of a Piano man.     Pete Pascoe  ©2016 

              

Introduction.

I have a lot of empathy for (and wariness of some) people suffering from varying degrees of mental illness, bi-polar, etc. 680 more words

Musician's Story