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Piano Sounds Like a Carnival

One of the O.G. rock& roll waltzes for you today…

from one of the O.G. rock&roll singers. It’s hard to believe that this first hit the radio and started lilting through my brain when I was still in high school. It’s as if it’s been playing for the Longest Time….

They can play that at my funeral; no joke. It’s evergreen. So is this Traveling Prayer

And by the way note that the Piano Man version played on this here blog is the full-length, and not the chintzy 3’05” cut Billy kvetches about in

Attentive readers have noted that my Waltz Wednesdays and Train Music Thursdays entries are sometimes just excuses to post a bunch of music from artists I like.  

Attentive readers are smart.

Springy #Caturday

The temp is just perfect – high 50’s (F)

Gert likes to sniff

We opened the office windows to get the stuffy out.

Alice is more like, OK, that’s outside. Seen it.


There’s train music that has other messages. There’s train music that makes a point about Something Important.

Not this. This is… pure.


(Not a baseball post.)

We got a new feeder, and the invited guests were not slow to the buffet.

These are more beautiful than I knew. We haven’t often seen them so up close until now.

Take It to the Limit

Mostly, I prefer studio recordings of waltzes. The performers often feel free, in live performance, to play fast and loose with the rhythms. Neil Diamond’s live performances of Play Me drive me crazy for this reason, as do most of James Taylor’s renditions of Sweet Baby James.

But Eagles might be a rare exception to this. They add flourishes to their songs, but the bones are left solid.

And today I am adding this non-waltz, just because.

A commenter on YouTube referred to this song as, “A one-star Yelp review of a hotel, plus an amazing guitar solo.” I leave you with that.

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