Friday, February 24, 2006
Saw Billy, Now What?
That's right. Last week, we went to see Billy Joel at MSG. It was a pretty good show (Billy was more excited to be performing than the Eagles but not as excited as Queen or David Bowie)... except for the highly sloshed couple next to us who eventually lit up some herbal enjoyment. Unfortunately, that didn't temper their enthusiasm, especially the gal's. The Long Island housefrau (I know she's from the Island because she only howled when Billy Joel mentioned it versus NY in general and NJ) swayed with her cup o' $7 beer, punched the air, and danced like Cheri Oteri on crack. She'd turn toward the crowd behind her and "lead" them in singing the chorus, getting mad when they ignored her.
Anyways, this concert completes our initial list of "People to see before they die" ... So what next?
We gathered our thoughts over some grub at the Mountain View Diner and this is what we came up with. In no particular order... Madonna, Duran Duran, Pretenders, KISS, Tom Petty, John Mellancamp, AC/DC, Styx, Dennis DeYoung, Journey, BB King, Les Paul, Carole King, David Gilmore, Roger Waters, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynn, Beaver Brown Band, Brian Setzer, Rush, Peter Gabriel, GWAR, Moby, Ozzy Osborne, Blind Boys of Alabama, Motley Crue, Loreena McKennitt, Tom Waits, Robbie Robertson, Jethro Tull, Steely Dan, Joe Jackson, Spinal Tap, Green Day, Arlo Guthrie, U2, Beastie Boys, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Plant and Page, Pearl Jam, REM, Dire Straits, Kinks. Not sure about Neil Diamond anymore (saw some disturbing video footage of him)
Are we missing someone? Let me know.