I’ve seen Billy many many times, and quite few times at MSG specifically. Four times during the 12 Gardens shows in 2006, the penultimate Shea Stadium gig, and, of course, the Barclay center 2013 New Year’s Eve show, as well as the twice at the ongoing MSG residency. Once a month till further notice.
In the past ten years Billy went from the peak of his live skills to past the peak of his skills. In January of this year I wrote: “Billy Joel’s 13th consecutive sellout at his epic Madison Square Garden residency was a little on the loose side, pinning up everything we might have problems with the heavyweight piano man. Somewhere between a deep tracks collection and a round up the usual suspects greatest hits, it isn’t as easy as it looks to maneuver an easygoing two hour superstar set.”
On March 15th, 2016, Billy will perform his 25th concert on this spectacular run. Which makes it two years and a month.
Me? I’m hoping to keep on at once a year even if I am not crazy about them myself. There is something so New York about this stand, that I love it for only that reason. Long may it last…
a whiny piece of crap
The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-27-22 – 6-2-22, Liam Gallagher’s “C’mon You Know” Reviewed
Liam will be 50 in September
the same mix of local orchestras and the biggest Who hits
The song wakes up with alluring guitars
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel
oedipal vulnerable and blue collar visceral
An emotional song with Miya’s acrobatic and vulnerable vocals
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1973 (Volume 4, Number 12)
From Robert Johnson to the Ramones – what a life!