IT'S BETTER THAN DRINKIN' ALONE: The Official ILM Track-by-Track BILLY JOEL Listening Thread

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Welcome one and all to what is sure to be one of the most popular threads in ILM history, as we take a song-a-day, track-by-track journey through the musical output of the Piano Man himself. A quick glance at Wiki confirms his significance: thirty-three self-penned Top 40 hits, twenty-three Grammy nominations (six wins), an estimated 150 million records sold worldwide, and a position just one slot shy of the Eagles as the sixth-best-selling artist of all time in the USA. If this staggering track record has not always translated into critical cred or hipster kisses, all the more reason to dig deep, listen close, and re-evaluate.

To get things started...

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It's July, 1971. Buffeted by the troubles of the times, rock listeners find themselves reaching for the heartfelt, melodic expressions of the singer-songwriter. Perhaps taking note of Carole King's position at the top of the charts, the tiny Family label sees no reason not to take a chance on a demo tape of earnestly-sung, piano-backed ballads by a twenty-two-year-old keyboardist from Long Island. Already the veteran of a few flopped-out rock combos, but stripped of his earlier West-Coast freakout and heavy-metal trappings, William Martin Joel enters the studio to record his solo debut, Cold Spring Harbor.. It hit the streets that November, and we begin our journey with the kickoff track and sole, non-charting single: She's Got A Way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUn-XOQoN3U

Note: This recording is from a 1980s remix correcting a legendary mastering goof on the original record: the entire album ran slightly too fast, producing an up-pitched "Chipmunk" effect on Joel's vocals. Chronological purists who want to experience the music as it was originally released should click here.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 July 2017 02:27 (five years ago) link

Wow - I didn't know that She's Got A Way was first-track first-album! I loved this already ... but even more now know it pushed the boat out

it's just so clean & simple & pleasing.

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 02:37 (five years ago) link

omg @ chipmunk version LOOOOL that is hysterical

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 02:39 (five years ago) link

Well, to add to the embarrassing recording goofs, I've still got the wrong version up there! Sorry, Billy! The Youtube above is actually the Songs in the Attic live version from ten years later, which did chart. It's sort of hard to pin down these versions but give me a second here.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 July 2017 02:57 (five years ago) link

that Songs in the Attic version is the one i already knew. interesting!

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 02:58 (five years ago) link

So, the full, pitch-corrected 1983 remix of the album is here; it's also on Spotify. Individual YouTubes are a mishmash, with both the live hit and the original Chipmunk version getting slapped up with the CSH album cover, and a bevy of do-it-yourself corrected versions. But basically this is what we should listen to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXAKedxxVe4

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 July 2017 03:03 (five years ago) link

It's very interesting to compare the "corrected original" to the "live hit" versions - the lingering psychedelic "let us be like children together in the garden" tweeness of the earlier recording gets ironed out of it, and he adds a pinch of harder vocal grit to the second pass through "she touches me, I get turned around." Essentially, he brings it much closer to his signature late-70s sound, though he retains the very, very stripped-down arrangement.

To be honest, I've never really strongly connected with this song - good melody, great opening line... without the Chipmunk thing, and with the right promotional backing, you imagine he could have gotten at least a regional hit out of this. But it's one of these "she's great, she's great, she's really great" kind of songs without conflict, narrative or rhythm section... makes it a bit too easy for it to just drift by. I do think I like it better in its original, rather less professional incarnation. Elsewhere, I love Joel's grand-entertainer, crowd-pleaser populism, but on these first couple albums I like also hearing this kid - affectations and fumbles and evident desire to be Paul McCartney and all.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 July 2017 03:13 (five years ago) link

i enjoy the way he over-enunciates as a young man. like someone said to him it's important that we understand all the words

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 03:14 (five years ago) link

totally!

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 July 2017 03:18 (five years ago) link

it's probably more proto-air supply than anything tbh

but even in that category it's head and shoulders above. like, compared with the overwrought verging on gross "baby ima want you" syrup that will be pouring into listeners ears in the coming years, it's great

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 03:20 (five years ago) link

Just based on this song, in a vacuum, I would've expected him to turn into more of a Manilow-type than he ever ended up being.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Monday, 17 July 2017 04:12 (five years ago) link

the path of earnest songwriting is fraught with danger

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 04:46 (five years ago) link

it's funny I haven't heard joel and manilow compared much - sure their careersan attitudes and styles are quite different, but as showtunes holdouts and staples of the adult contemporary charts... idk

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 July 2017 05:11 (five years ago) link

joel has way better songwriting (as this thread will hopefully bear out) - it's his abilities as a storyteller that navigated him out of those waters imo

manilow had good hooks but his lyrics are pretty bad, more like long commercial jingles

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 05:30 (five years ago) link

though i agree with dr c that there's not much to the lyric on "she's got a way," it's A-plus compared to most of what we're going to be listening to over the next week and a half, simply by virtue of billy not trying too hard. he's infatuated with a girl, he says so, he rhymes "about her" with "without her," he tosses in a bridge, he's done. he can do worse, much worse, and he will. and the melody sticks. a telling start to his career: he's a piano man with a gift for a hook and not a lot to say, not yet.

having not heard cold spring harbor in years, i miss the octave vocal leap that ends the song in the songs from the attic version. that was a nice touch.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 17 July 2017 06:12 (five years ago) link

This recording is from a 1980s remix correcting a legendary mastering goof on the original record

warning: they also re-recorded the backing tracks on a couple songs, without billy's involvement. the relationship between family productions' artie ripp, who signed him and owned these masters, deteriorated fast, and though billy quickly dumped him for columbia, ripp won a lot in the divorce: he owned a piece of billy's next ten (!) albums, and his logo appears on all of them.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 17 July 2017 06:22 (five years ago) link

christ that's awful, the music industry really is full of absolute bandits.

i love how he put out 'Greatest Hits I And II' as one CD/album, not bothering with the traditional 1 and 2 volumes separated by say half a decade like most folk.

piscesx, Monday, 17 July 2017 10:59 (five years ago) link

http://www.thatericalper.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Attila-008.jpg

We're going to pretend this never happened?

calstars, Monday, 17 July 2017 11:16 (five years ago) link

re: Manilow and jingles, I had no idea he actually did some of that! "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there" - wow. Another difference, as Attila reminds us, is that for all his wistful balladeering, Billy wants to ROCK, and to be thought of as a rocker. This too connects him with Lennon and McCartney much more than Manilow or most of the other archetypal singer-songwriters.

I had floated the idea of including Attila and the Hassles in this thread but ppl pointed out that they were distinct "things," and anyway we were looking at a lot of tracks on this thread. But I think ppl should check 'em out - we could do a short pause after CSH and just say "today is Attila Day," rather than going track by track... idk!

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 July 2017 11:32 (five years ago) link

I mean I guess people can also just talk about it whenever, also! Just thinking in the spirit of dedicated group experience or w/e.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 July 2017 12:01 (five years ago) link

The ratio of "discussion of Attila as music" to "lol, that cover" is historically quite lopsided. Not that I want to be the person to correct the imbalance - just sayin.

"She's Got a Way" is gr8 btw

didgeridon't (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 17 July 2017 12:48 (five years ago) link

Woah, hadn't realized we had started this!

So, "She's Got a Way." The version I know is the Greatest Hits one, which is the Songs From the Attic one, and this is my first time hearing the CSH version. I've always found it decent but unexceptional, not to mention tonally jarring within the chronological ordering of GH, sandwiched between the more, uh, muscular 80s material.

Listening to the original for the first time, I can see why he went with a later version. The mixing on CSH really is disgusting and I imagine that it will make the next 9 days of this thread something of a slog.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Monday, 17 July 2017 13:52 (five years ago) link

There is a piece from Entertainment Weekly from around the time of River of Dreams where Billy offered brief commentary on all of his albums. I tried to dig it up, but I couldn't find it. Also, EW's website is the worst.

Basically, as I recall, Billy dismisses the record due to the mastering error, claiming that he can't ever listen to it. Having my first taste of it just now, I can see why.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Monday, 17 July 2017 13:58 (five years ago) link

Tuneful prettiness. Not bad.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 July 2017 13:59 (five years ago) link

affectations and fumbles and evident desire to be Paul McCartney and all

Listening to the Chipmunk version you linked above (only being familiar with the GH version before) and given the year, it strikes me that this is definitely his attempt at re-writing "Maybe I'm Amazed."

Old Lynch's Sex Paragraph (Phil D.), Monday, 17 July 2017 14:06 (five years ago) link

CSH is canon, but I can't help but always thinking of Piano Man as his first record.

Similar to Bowie.

pplains, Monday, 17 July 2017 14:18 (five years ago) link

(Just thought I'd beat the rest of you to writing out that last sentence.)

pplains, Monday, 17 July 2017 14:18 (five years ago) link

(see also: warren zevon)

fact checking cuz, Monday, 17 July 2017 14:25 (five years ago) link

ATTENTION! NATALIE MAINES IS NOT A LESBIAN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPxllU2WUak

pplains, Monday, 17 July 2017 14:41 (five years ago) link

I know singers have been tweaking lyrics to suit their gender/orientation for decades, but shifting it from first-person to third-person changes the context too much.

pplains, Monday, 17 July 2017 14:42 (five years ago) link

centuries

didgeridon't (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 17 July 2017 14:57 (five years ago) link

The song's vagueness--he likes this woman, but can't quite isolate her particular qualities--nicely mirrors my own ambiguous feelings towards it.

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Monday, 17 July 2017 16:24 (five years ago) link

It's a vague sentiment, sure, but it's light-years better than "Always a Woman," in which the message is "she's a heinous bitch but I like her anyway."

didgeridon't (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 17 July 2017 16:40 (five years ago) link

i like this, nice little song

love the cover, i love how period it looks, like it could be some long forgotten "lost classic" reissued by Light in the Attic

though I'm pretty impressed, for a first song on a first album this feels very much like a "Billy Joel" song, like he's got his aesthetic and identity right out of the gate, like Black Sabbath or something

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 July 2017 16:41 (five years ago) link

new goal of this listening thread: to pinpoint the moment he loses his hopeful high voice

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 16:45 (five years ago) link

The vagueness also makes it one of VERY FEW love songs that a father could plausibly dedicate to a daughter and have it come off in a not-totally-creepy way.

This may venture into uber-maudlin TMI territory, but: the line "she's got a smile that heals me" does in fact make me think of my daughter. I know it's corny as hell but there it is.

didgeridon't (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 17 July 2017 16:48 (five years ago) link

no that's otm

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 16:51 (five years ago) link

and lovely <3

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 16:51 (five years ago) link

for a first song on a first album this feels very much like a "Billy Joel" song, like he's got his aesthetic and identity right out of the gate, like Black Sabbath or something

haha. but i'm not sure he truly finds his "billy joel" voice until track 3 on this album.

his hopeful high voice

sounds like he's channelling paul mccartney via emitt rhodes, who at this particular point in time was making better billy joel records than billy joel was.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 17 July 2017 16:53 (five years ago) link

true!

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 16:54 (five years ago) link

I don't know if its the pitch issue, but his voice sounds more shaky than I expected. Starting from "Piano Man" on, his voice has a confidence that he never loses - I just figured he always had it. Interesting to hear, actually

Vinnie, Monday, 17 July 2017 17:03 (five years ago) link

i think he's trying to go for lilting & comes off as slightly petrified haha

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 17:10 (five years ago) link

yeah track three is KEY to joel's entire steez going forward, looking forward to that.

agreed about trying to sound lilting. ATTILA reminds us that he did already know how to sing in a more forceful and confident manner, so this here is as much a "poetic" affectation as his bellows over there are an attempt to find his "hard rock" voice.

"maybe i'm amazed" is a very apt comparison - and it, too, wasn't a hit until a live album years later! I picture joel watching it rise on the charts in 1976, clenching his fists, blood boiling at the CSH screwups all over again, and swearing that if HE ever gets big enough to merit a live album, he knows just what the single will be and won't THAT show 'em all? "your song" also probably had to be on somebody's mind, the label's if not the artist's.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 17 July 2017 17:34 (five years ago) link

like he's got his aesthetic and identity right out of the gate, like Black Sabbath or something running down the road, trying to loosen its load....

pplains, Monday, 17 July 2017 17:41 (five years ago) link

i'm guessing this song's about the other member of attila's wife (later to be his own).

i'd always understood that the "mastering error" is because they wanted to cram too many minutes of music onto the album.

Thus Sang Freud, Monday, 17 July 2017 17:46 (five years ago) link

so many wives...

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 17 July 2017 17:59 (five years ago) link

like he's got his aesthetic and identity right out of the gate, like Black Sabbath or something running down the road, trying to loosen its load....

― pplains, Monday, July 17, 2017 12:41 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you know...for some reason it never occurred to me till this very second that the protagonist of "Take it Easy" was shitting his pants

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 17 July 2017 19:50 (five years ago) link

i'd lump the eagles in with billy as a band who didn't achieve their full aesthetic and identity until track three of their debut album. chug all night y'all.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 17 July 2017 20:03 (five years ago) link

i'd always understood that the "mastering error" is because they wanted to cram too many minutes of music onto the album

I hadn't heard that specifically about CSH. But I have heard that "Silver Springs" was kept off Rumours partly because the resulting length would have mean that they could just BARELY fit it in only by narrowing the grooves and unacceptably compromising the bass response.

Tangent: Interesting to think about the degree to which actual physical limitations were relevant - all of this in living memory. Les Paul was faking multitracking by ping-ponging, then the Beatles were on four tracks, then eight, then DSotM, then Steely Dan's automated mixes, then ProTools... all of this has happened within the lifespan of specific known humans. The time from the Wright brother's first flight to walking on muthaflippin moon? Many of us have grandparents who lived through both.

didgeridon't (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 17 July 2017 20:32 (five years ago) link

agreed about trying to sound lilting. ATTILA reminds us that he did already know how to sing in a more forceful and confident manner, so this here is as much a "poetic" affectation as his bellows over there are an attempt to find his "hard rock" voice.

Ah gotcha. I ain't heard CSH yet, so I sure as hell ain't heard Attila yet

Vinnie, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 01:52 (five years ago) link

One clue about influences (related to that thread ^^) is the Wembley live version of the song, which he dedicates to John Peel in the intro and is sloppy af.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 22:00 (one year ago) link

Surprised that none of the recent thread bumps are about the (pretty great, I think) Olivia Rodrigo song that namechecks our guy.

edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 01:02 (one year ago) link

Wait what which one?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 14:35 (one year ago) link

One clue about influences (related to that thread ^^) is the Wembley live version of the song, which he dedicates to John Peel in the intro and is sloppy af.

― ... (Eazy), Tuesday, July 27, 2021 5:00 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Oh wow, you're right -- and he leads it in with "This is a song for anytime you've ever gotten home from work and felt like blowing your brains out."

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:10 (one year ago) link

(xp)

edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:35 (one year ago) link

xp he doesn't do the Johnny Rotten r roll on "Rich man" in the Wembley version though

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 15:59 (one year ago) link

The best Billy covers: https://www.covermesongs.com/2021/08/the-40-best-billy-joel-covers-ever.html

I don't think I know any of these, but I'm definitely interested to hear a few of them.

edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Monday, 2 August 2021 16:12 (one year ago) link

I remember listening to a different Muppets cover of "New York State of Mind" when I was 6 or 7 and thinking it was the most boring music I had ever heard...

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 2 August 2021 16:25 (one year ago) link

Hah, just listened to the entirety of this guy's Glass Houses cover. Not bad!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HKO7q-eZHg

pplains, Monday, 2 August 2021 17:16 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

Billy Joel relaxes on the beach before his performance at the Havana Jam Festival, Cuba, 1979 pic.twitter.com/bewehpFLL4

— Barney Hurley (@barneyhurley1) December 25, 2021



Bigshot

calstars, Saturday, 25 December 2021 22:10 (seven months ago) link

Oh, Havana, I've been searching for you everywhere.

pplains, Sunday, 26 December 2021 01:54 (seven months ago) link

When will you realize
Havana waits for you

; (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 26 December 2021 06:59 (seven months ago) link

Cuba be right
Cuba be crazy

... (Eazy), Sunday, 26 December 2021 09:30 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS9179RQKjM

"i don't care what they say anymore / nope / this is my life / billy joel!"

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 19:07 (six months ago) link

location scout felt confident taking the day off after securing that spot, it would seem

The creator of Ultra Games, for Nintendo (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 9 February 2022 19:47 (six months ago) link

lol

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 9 February 2022 20:11 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

i loled (whole thread is p good)

The man who works at Mister Cacciatore's down on Sullivan Street was arrested for selling bootleg Neil Young records and marijuana paraphernalia in 1977. He cut a deal and cooperated with authorities to bust a drug ring. The man was and will always be a rat.

— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) May 30, 2022



Something tells me there's going to be some pretty sparkling fenders.

— Jon Wurster (@jonwurster) May 30, 2022

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 30 May 2022 03:24 (two months ago) link

The fuck, mr cacciatores was an actual place?

calstars, Monday, 30 May 2022 23:17 (two months ago) link

I think it's a comedy riff on the song

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 02:25 (two months ago) link

Idgi

calstars, Tuesday, 31 May 2022 02:42 (two months ago) link

You oughta know by now!

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 31 May 2022 02:52 (two months ago) link

well i thought it was funny :/

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 03:33 (two months ago) link

you should never argue with a crazy mind

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 31 May 2022 03:57 (two months ago) link

Seems like a waste of time.

pplains, Tuesday, 31 May 2022 13:13 (two months ago) link

A heart attackmatttkkk

I am just a squirrel in the world (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 1 June 2022 13:35 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

the diner I'm at is tuned into some Sirius station that basically plays one Billy Joel song for every one oldie. over lunch, i've heard Uptown Girl, Movin' Out, We Didn't Start the Fire, and Only the Good Die Young, alternated with Blue Moon, Walk Like a Man, Do You Love Me and Stand By Me. the burger was not great but i think i may return.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 15 June 2022 16:55 (one month ago) link

Is it... the Parkway Diner perchance?

Nutellanor Roosevelt (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 15 June 2022 20:37 (one month ago) link

HUWUNN
TWOOOO
HWUN TWOO THREEE FAWW

― Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 June 2022 20:38 (one month ago) link

lol

Squire's Diner in Lower Manhattan, sadly.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 15 June 2022 20:43 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Ey9p5Un.jpg

Someone’s had enough of Billy and frankly I can’t blame them

calstars, Saturday, 18 June 2022 18:35 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

i forgot to report that i went back to that diner the following week, and got almost the same lineup of songs. paying closer attention, i took them down in full, with Joel tracks in bold. quite a ratio!

Sherry, I Feel Good, Uptown Girl, Blue Moon, Don't Be Cruel, The Way You Do The Things You Do, We Didn't Start the Fire, A Hard Day's Night, Do You Love Me, Walk Like a Man, Get Ready, Stay, Only the Good Die Young, My Girl, (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay, Movin' Out.

during "We Didn't Start the Fire," someone in the next booth proclaimed "Billy Joel is really just dumb Bruce Springsteen." i refrained from enlightening them.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 19 July 2022 19:47 (three weeks ago) link

Sounds like a BJ Pandora station.

Mama Leone left a note on the door,
Said, "Sonny, move out to the country,"

Was this a THREAT? "Hey, Sonny. Get your ass to the sticks if you know what's what."

Who leaves a note like this?

pplains, Wednesday, 20 July 2022 22:10 (three weeks ago) link

xp Following the Bob Lefsetz thread, BJ Pandora station now sounds like an intergalactic whorehouse.

birdistheword, Wednesday, 20 July 2022 22:22 (three weeks ago) link

_Mama Leone left a note on the door,
Said, "Sonny, move out to the country,"_

Was this a THREAT? "Hey, Sonny. Get your ass to the sticks if you know what's what."

Who leaves a note like this?


The same ding dongs who drink tonics and gin

calstars, Wednesday, 20 July 2022 22:58 (three weeks ago) link

I don't drink them, but I do make love to them.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 20 July 2022 22:59 (three weeks ago) link

I assumed Mama Leone's time to be similar to a grandma insisting you gotta eat some more, you're all skin and bones, you look at your brother Billy, he's big and strong, etc. etc.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 21 July 2022 00:39 (three weeks ago) link

Er, Mama Leone's TONE.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 21 July 2022 00:40 (three weeks ago) link

DON: Well, yeah.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 July 2022 00:47 (three weeks ago) link

she's warning him to stay away from the Long Island tollbooth

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 21 July 2022 00:53 (three weeks ago) link

Gotta say, I do love every detail of the Sergeant O'Leary verse.

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Thursday, 21 July 2022 01:43 (three weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/ghVT67H.jpg

"and that one lyric, 'You can pay Uncle Sam with the overtime,' haha, no one even comes close to you, Billy!"

"Well, that's nice of you to say, Mike..."

pplains, Thursday, 21 July 2022 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

band class outcasts

calstars, Thursday, 21 July 2022 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

dyin @ pplains

your marshmallows may vary (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 21 July 2022 14:52 (three weeks ago) link

Lol

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 21 July 2022 15:05 (three weeks ago) link

I mean, the whole idea that a second job makes up for what's withheld from your full-time job's paycheck...that's fitting a lot into a line!

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Thursday, 21 July 2022 15:44 (three weeks ago) link

pplains, think about when they sent Wallace out to the Eastern Shore--same deal

gucci meme (theStalePrince), Friday, 22 July 2022 03:11 (three weeks ago) link

Wouldn't be the first time I've heard *crickets* on this thread.

pplains, Friday, 22 July 2022 13:34 (three weeks ago) link


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