But before we get to the music, what is #MusicMovesMe, and who are the 4Mers who participate?
The Head 4M'er is XmasDolly. Her co-4Mers are: Callie of JAmerican Spice, (who is gone temporarily due to a death in her husband's family) and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ And last but certainly not least, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy.
Let's rock n'roll with place name songs!
I didn't intend to write this post as a tribute to legendary singer-songwriter Billy Joel, but my husband immediately suggested "Zanzibar" and then the rest of the songs rolled out of my memory.
Next, Billy Joel again, with the song Vienna. Billy Joel ranked this #5 on an appearance on the Steven Colbert Show.
Goodnight Saigon, arguably, may be the best song that Billy Joel ever wrote. As you can guess, Goodnight Saigon (Saigon has been called Ho Chi Minh City since 1976) is about the American experience in the Vietnam War, the defining war of my generation. I can not listen to this song without crying - crying for the two boys who I grew up next door to who served there (they survived) and the family who moved into that apartment after that family left (the husband was a Vietnam vet), my husband's cousin, who was exposed to Agent Orange, a former boss (who served two tours there and had volunteered for both tours) and everyone, civilian or military, Vietnamese or of another nationality, who was touched in any way by that war.
I will finish with a song performed live at Shea Stadium in New York City by Billy Joel, Miami 2017 (I've Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway). This was part of a special two day concert given by Joel in 2008, when Shea Stadium, the home of the baseball New York Mets for over 40 years, closed its stadium doors.
But wait! I was kidding. I'm not finishing yet! Here's one more, a special treat for Tony Bennett fans: Billy Joel and Tony Bennett performing, at Shea Stadium "New York State of Mind".
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Next Monday, I will be participating in "B" day in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. My theme: Florida Outside the Theme Parks, and I have a musical Floridian experience for you. "B" there or "B" square!