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28 November 2006

Went to Billy Joel's Live Concert in Tokyo Dome

20 years ago, I was a big fan of Billy Joel. That was when I was in secondary school.

 At that time I did not live in a big city where a big star like him would come. Now I live in Tokyo.

I bought a ticket that cost 10500 yen ($85). Actually I am not his fan any more but somewhere inside me I still wanted to see his performance.

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 Indeed his performance was as great as I expected. He was 2-300 meters away from where I was standing. But I still could see him moving on the stage, drinking water while singing. He got older, and bald. But he was very energetic. I could not believe he is close to 60 years old. He sang the songs I know, and I still remember although I haven't heard it for years.

Just the way you are!

Stranger!

Big shot!

New York State of Mine,

Allentown

In the middle of Night

My life

Honesty

Innocent Man

And other songs I still know but could not remember title of it.

The last song he sang was kind of his debut song "Piano Man."

He sang playing piano by his hands and whistling harmonica set on his shoulders.

"Sing a song, Piano man, Sing a song tonight."

Unfortunately my favorite among all, "Uptown Girl" was not sung.

 The dome was almost filled with tens of thousands of spectators.

 I realized he is still a big star to me!

Thank you, Billy.

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21 February 2006

Halls of Montezuma

I just recently bought the CD that contains the song of the below.

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We will fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

 

Very rythmical and powerful song, isn't it?

 

Then I want to ask,

What are they doing in Iraq?

Fight for right and freedom?

To keep your honor CLEAN?

See this! 

This is just like Japanese troops in China in 1930's.

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11 May 2005

Listening to American Folk Songs

I am now listening famous folk songs.

The following is the numbers on the CD I have. I bought it at 100 yen(=$1) shop.

1. Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
2. Silver Threads Among the Gold
3. Clementine
4. De Camptown Races
5. Aloha Oe (That is Hawaiian?)
6. Home on THe Range
7. What a Friend we have in Jesus
8. Molly Darling
9. Deep River
10. I've been working on the Railroad

Are they familiar withe you?

I also like "Old Black Joe." The lyric starts with "Gone are the days...."
That was one of the first English songs when I started to learn the language.

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