Billy Joel Show Review

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Venue: Pepsi Center

Location: Denver, Colorado

Date: 09/16/15

Inebriation Level: Too Sober For Comfort

For some reason, when I was a kid, the very first bands I jammed to were The Beatles and Billy Joel. I still have those cassette tapes (damn I feel old) in a box somewhere. My Dad was a huge Beatles fan, so that made sense. No idea where the Billy Joel thing came from, but Hell, I figured it was about time to see him live.

The Piano Man wasn’t on the top of my list like The Rolling Stones or Neil Young, but I’d heard rave reviews about his shows. I wasn’t expecting one of those epic jam kind of shows, but one of those play all the hits kind of shows.

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Show #49: Down On The Street

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I don’t know why, but randomly this week I decided there are a lot of street songs out there. Songs about streets, with the word “street” in the title, or just mentioning “street” with no real connection. It sounded random and pointless, so naturally I put a playlist together. After test jamming out to the playlist, I decided as random and pointless as it was, it was still pretty awesome. These street songs lend to some pretty epic jamming, so give this bad mamajama a listen for yourself.

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Show #5: The CD Turns The Dirty 30

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Since this is the first show that’s part of the “Conversations in Music” series, I thought I’d try a new method of  posting the show by laying out an edited transcript of the full show, with some other added goodies as well. Let me know what you think!

Good morning, good morning, vast Planet Earth. Thanks so much for joining me on The Rock Renaissance for the next hour here at Party 934 and 94.9 FM in the Hudson Valley. I’m glad you’re here, because the show today is a great one. We’re finally goin gto venture into the series of “Conversations in Music,” the intellectual crux of this program. That means we’re going to chat a little bit, about some serious business in the musical world. What exactly is so serious today? I’ll let you know once this killer jam is up.

  • The Heavy – “How You Like Me Now?” – (2009)

That was one of my current jams, a Neo-Funk band named The Heavy, with their best-known song, “How You Like Me Now?” It has absolutely nothing to do with the show at all, I just felt like playing it. That’s how I roll, Earth.

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