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1984

billyargh
I still haven't found the portrait I'm looking for, but damn, I would kill to go back in time and be at that 1984 Wembley show on the An Innocent Man tour. I'd have to go back in time, because in actual 1984 I was only listening to prog rock and ambient music and was way too cool to admit I wanted to go see Billy Joel. The band was superlative and Billy's voice was great and he looked healthy and happy. He and Christie Brinkley were the great love of each other's life and should not have broken up. (I know all about it, see.)

Here is a blog entry from Grey that's well worth reading because, among other reasons, it includes the phrase "wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing Buddhas."

My big achievement for the day has been doing the L.A. Times crossword. In pen.

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anabels
Nov. 15th, 2012 06:49 am (UTC)
1984...
Yep, saw that show in Wellington NZ with my younger sister. Last or second to last show of the tour, absolutely bloody brilliant. Although I do remember Mr Joel commenting at one stage that he wasn't sure why *he* was singing because he couldn't hear himself over the audience!

And crosswords are an acheivement especially in pen!
baratron
Nov. 15th, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
Heh. You and Grey are just too cute, you know? Almost as sickeningly adorable as Rickey and G-Man :D Also, he's fucking funny.

Also, I know All About having been too cool to admit I liked certain types of music. When I was a teenager you were only supposed to like one type of music, and since I liked hard rock & heavy metal (which was not in the LEAST bit cool), I had to pretend I didn't like 80s-style synthpop. And as a result there were lots of albums I didn't buy which I should have, and gigs I could have gone to but didn't.

I am so glad that kids these days can listen to whatever the hell they like, even if I do think that buying individual tracks and listening to albums on shuffle loses something in comparison to playing the album all the way through the way it's supposed to be heard. Same as how kids these days in a lot of places get to admit to being queer while still at (high) school. It makes a difference.
abigor
Nov. 16th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC)
Doc, when I first read your post, I thought of a Van Gogh painting for some reason...not sure if that's what you're looking for? ::searching for links now::
vajra
Nov. 16th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Can't find any Picasso that fits the description, but there is a lovely portrait of Modigliani by his muse Jeanne which is good and has the hand and hat elements:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--ZZR_y-zYKM/TWAvCL20scI/AAAAAAAAAIM/T8Rkuct-4yE/s1600/Modibyjeanne.jpg
scruggy
Nov. 17th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
Hi!
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