One of my colleagues at work today asked me to cover for her in September while she went to a wedding.

I said, sure, but asked her where she was going…

She said home to Allentown, Pennsylvania….

I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head ever since…

I’ve loved Billy Joel since “Piano Man”, one of the great songs of my generation.  Right up there with Carly Simon’s “That’s the Way I Always Heard It Should Be” as an anthem for my generation.  And our parent’s generation….

Most people love the “Stranger Album” and I do, too.  But my favorite will always be “Turnstiles”.  Wonderful album.  Less commercial, but….”James”….”Say Good Bye To Hollywood”….”I’ve Loved These Days”…and a true classic: “New York State of Mind….

But “Allentown” is still so timely….

I love Billy Joel and always will…

Even if he aged worse than I did….

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