19 January 2009


The album of the moment is Billy Joel's 1976 album Turnstiles. I already had half of it by way of The Essential Billy Joel, but Turnstiles has given me pause. The Stranger certainly has a lot more finesse (and remains one of my top all time albums), but I like the brooding grit and experimentalism of this album-- I think it's more searching and sincere. It speaks to me right now.

This may be one of his most beautiful songs:

I like the questions raised in this song:

Poignant stuff.

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