Which Elton John song should I learn on the keyboard?

Bennie and the Jets   5 votes - 62 %
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road   2 votes - 25 %
Crocodile Rock   0 votes - 0 %
Philadelphia Freedom   0 votes - 0 %
Other - Right On! (You must have sheet music you can provide me for all Right On! entries)   1 vote - 12 %
 
8 Total Votes
WIPO: Piano Man by The Fool (4.00 / 2) #1 Mon May 15, 2006 at 08:54:16 AM EST
Or maybe "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

That Elton John, what a talented guy.


Darn it by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:10:30 AM EST
There will be no trolling in my diary!

That said, I imagine Piano Man will be on my list at some point, provided it's not too hard. Right now unless they're real easy it's not for me.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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WIPO: I don't want to go on with you like that by lm (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:07:03 AM EST
Also, are you saying that the National Guard isn't trained to guard the nation?

In theory, I think the idea of using the guard for border patrol makes sense. To use up the annual service of part-time citizen soldiers to guard the borders is pretty appealing.

But in practice, it worries me that the GWB administration is running the national guard on US soil.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Right by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:24:24 AM EST
Guard the Nation, but with regards to border patrol most of the people who are trying to sneak across are harmless and don't deserve to be gunned down.

In other words, most of the people sneaking over aren't security risks, they're just blokes who want to sneak over so they can be oppressed by The Man.

But yeah, overall I'm more for the idea than I'm against it.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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The national guard does more than practice gunning by lm (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:02:35 AM EST
There is much more to guarding than shooting at dark shapes in the night.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Tin solders and Bush's coming by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 2) #13 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:05:08 AM EST
We're finally on our own
This summer I hear the drumming...

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Gez, what could possible go wrong with that? by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #6 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:28:53 AM EST



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Depends on the Guard units. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #14 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:44:14 AM EST
The DC Guard, for instance, is all MP's. They would be good for that duty. Infantry scouts, who're trained to call in the world on any target they see, might not be such a good idea.

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and Ohio's Guard units by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #16 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:48:23 AM EST
home of Bob and lm, are notorious.


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I didn't think it was the Ohio guard per se by lm (2.00 / 0) #18 Mon May 15, 2006 at 11:06:08 AM EST
But rather governor Rhoades that gave the order to fire.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Let's send him down to the Border by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #20 Mon May 15, 2006 at 11:16:15 AM EST
unless he's dead, or senile or something.


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"Into the Old Man's Shoes" by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:26:07 AM EST
That's got a nice set of chords in it. Levon's my favourite tune.

Levon is one of my favourites too by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:31:37 AM EST
But sadly the book I have doesn't have the music for it.

So, unless you have the music and can email it to me it's a no go.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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WIPO by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:36:48 AM EST
Yeah by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #12 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:03:24 AM EST
Another classic, but that one sounds kinda hard. I need easy peasy songs right now. Plus, like, they want you to pay for it. Heh.. what a nutty idea.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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ugh by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon May 15, 2006 at 09:52:05 AM EST
crocodile rock? yeesh. rocket man would be best but bennie and the jets is acceptable. crocodile rock...i hope you were kidding.

It's in the book by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:00:36 AM EST
It's a Billboard Hits from the 70s book and only has 4 Elton John songs in it. The rest of the songs in the book are either real bad or they aren't piano songs, in which case they would likely sound real bad when played solo on a piano.

I like Bennie and the Jets better than the other songs listed but I'm thinking Goodbye Yellow Brick Road may be the best for playing solo.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Bob, I hope you're aware that... by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #15 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:44:29 AM EST
The National Guard has been America's International Killing Force of Choice©, for every conflict we've fought.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

WWI??? WWII???? by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #17 Mon May 15, 2006 at 10:58:09 AM EST
That may be the case in modern time, like anything since VietNam, but then again, we haven't won a war since WWII so the ol Guard hasn't been doing a real bang up job.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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Since War World II? by lm (2.00 / 0) #19 Mon May 15, 2006 at 11:08:37 AM EST
Call me a revisionist if you like, but I happen to think that the first Coalition drubbing of Iraq was an unqualified success in driving the Iraqi army right on out of Kuwait.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Oops by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #21 Mon May 15, 2006 at 11:22:28 AM EST
Yeah, okay, that's one that we won.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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didn't we win in bosnia? by garlic (2.00 / 0) #22 Mon May 15, 2006 at 12:17:22 PM EST


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Was that really a war? by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #23 Mon May 15, 2006 at 12:28:05 PM EST
I'm not sure everytime we lob a few missiles into some third world country we should consider it a war.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

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My dad calls it a war. by calla (2.00 / 0) #25 Mon May 15, 2006 at 03:00:31 PM EST
He fought in it.

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The guard is perfect by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #24 Mon May 15, 2006 at 02:53:08 PM EST
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