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Loving and hating Billy Joel

Since today is BIlly's Joel's 63rd birthday, I thought it would be a good time to make a confession.

I have a love/hate relationship with this guy. When I was a teenager, I listened to "The Stranger" over and over and over.

I really enjoyed his next album, "52nd Street," and back catalog albums before that.

But I started to lose it on "Glass Houses," hated the one with "Uptown Girl" on it..and aside from "The Bridge" hated everything else. He just got too darn perky!

I think a lot of other folks used to like Billy Joel and changed their minds. Because even before everyone dumped all their albums for CD's, you would ALWAYS find 2-3 Joel albums at every thrift store in America.

But there's one person with a relationship to Joel that took it a step farther. He can't stand him, yet he's forcing himself to listen to every single song he's recorded and blog about them. (Check it out here).

I've got to admire the guy. I'm not sure I could listen to every song by Leo Sayer or even Richard (McArthur Park) Harris to get in touch with my feelings of disgust. You're not going to get me to do that with the angst ridden songs of Alanis Morrisette either.

However, this idea could work in another way. Maybe I'll try to get up to date with music the kids today are listening to, by exploring music I can't stand and writing about it. Anybody have a copy of Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" I can borrow?



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