saturday 9

My Life

1) This song begins with the story of a man who moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a comic. What comedian always makes you laugh? Chris Rock and George Carlin

2) The lyrics say, "You don't need to worry about me 'cause I'm alright." Tell us about a time when you had to reassure your family or friends. after I had pulmonary emboli... it was a nerve-wracking time for all of us, but I knew I was all right

3) This song was the original theme of the Tom Hanks sitcom Bosom Buddies. Tom Hanks is a direct descendant of Nancy Hanks, Abraham Lincoln's mother. Is there anyone noteworthy, celebrated or infamous in your family tree? I am related to both Celine Dion and Madonna from my mother's side of the family (the Dion side--more closely related to Madonna).

4) Before going solo, Billy Joel was in bands called The Echoes, The Emeralds, The Hassles and Attila. What do you think would be a good name for a band? I just saw this on BookFace: I'm the Naked Beans

5) Billy Joel wrote one of his most famous songs, "Just the Way You Are," for his first wife, Elizabeth. Even though they divorced more than 30 years ago, fans still demand he perform the song in concert. Do you go out of your way to listen to songs that remind you of a long-ago lost love? Or do you avoid them? I don't go out of my way, either way. Usually I have fond feelings.

6) In 2008 Billy Joel had to return a $3,000,000 advance for his memoirs because he didn't finish them. Have you ever read a celebrity tell-all? I like listening to celebrity memoirs read by the celebrity. Currently I'm listening to Kristen Chenowith's A Little Bit Wicked

7) Billy Joel was in a motorcycle accident and did irreparable damage to his left thumb. Are you comfortable on a motorcycle? negatory

8) In addition to riding cycles, Billy enjoys sailing in Oyster Bay. Do your summer plans include time on a boat? oh, hell no

9) Billy Joel is a popular college commencement speaker. If you were asked advice from the Class of 2014, what would you say? I would remind them that no one will ever take education away--so go for the highest degree! And don't get tattoos until you're ready to tell the story of who you are... don't get them as accessories or decorations.


The Gal Herself said...

My band name would be Barefoot Cinnamon. I kind of like it.

Anonymous said...

haha! i'd be "tie-dyed paprika." i actually don't wear socks at all, but if i did, i'd tie-dye them :P

and i agree...no one can take your education away!

I am Harriet said...

What is with the tattoos anyway? I like the ones that are rectangles obviously covering up a tattoo no longer wanted.

CountryDew said...

We should probably add the advice to clean up your Facebook page every month or so in those commencement speeches.

Unknown said...

Very good advice about tattoos. And I love the tip on picking a band name. Funny!