The Journal of Ephemeral Inspiration

The Journal of Ephemeral Inspiration promises a neverending spew of pointless minutae, brilliant yet useless ideas, troublingly cruel commentary and emphatic musings on whatever shiny object happens to catch our collective eye. Always remember, hate the game, not the playa.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

There's A Place On This Blog For The Angry Old Man...

1983's An Innocent Man echoed the music Billy Joel loved as a kid. The Motown girl group inspired "Tell Her About It," Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on "Uptown Girl" (a #3 single and RIAA certified "Gold" single about his soon to be wife, Christie Brinkley), the great Ben E. King on "An Innocent Man," the street corner doo-wop of "The Longest Time," and sharkskin, shades and pompadours on "Keeping the Faith." An Innocent Man reached #4 on the Billboard charts, was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Album of the Year," and generated six Top 40 singles, three of which made it to the Top 10, including "Uptown Girl" (which was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male").

It's been more than two decades since his musical love letter to leggy supermodel Christie Brinkey, but the Piano Man is back with his first new album of the 21st century...

Featuring new interpretations of classic hits, Billy digs deep into his soul to create a fitting book-end to the romance that defined his final four studio albums. Tracks include:

  • "She's Got a Nerve"
  • "The Ballad Of Billy The Schmuck"
  • "Say Goodbye To Driver's License"
  • "D.U.I. State Of Mind"
  • "Prelude/Cheating Young Cunt"
  • "Movin' Your Shit Out (Christie's Song)"
  • "Just The Way You Whore"
  • "Only That Cheating Bitch Should Die Young"
  • "She's Always a Woman to Someone Else"
  • "You May Be Broke"
  • "My Life Sucks"
  • "All For Lawyers"
  • "Big Twat"
  • "Uptown Whore"
  • "Big Cuckold On Mulberry Street"
  • "We Didn't Fuck The Pilot"

Not in stores in time for Christmas!

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