The Incident of the Blundering Blogger

Friday, January 13, 2006

Billy Joel And 3

Piano Man by Billy Joel

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Making love to his tonic and gin

He says, "Son can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes

La la-la di-di daLa-la di-di da, da dum

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feeling all right

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's a quick with a joke or a light-up-your-smoke
But there's someplace that he'd rather be

He says "Bill, I believe this is killing me"
As the smile ran away from his face"
Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place"

La la-la di-di daLa-la di-di da, da dum

Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talking with Davey who's still in the Navy
And probably will be for life

And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinking alone

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feeling all right

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
To forget about life for awhile

And the piano sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say "Man, what are you doing here"

La la-la di-di daLa-la di-di da, da dum

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feeling all right



Very hummable tune. Very nice lyrics. A current favourite.

Not much has been happening lately that is worthy of writing. I did play a cricket match yesterday against Philosophy in some kind of vague competition. We lost miserably. I scored 3 and got my off-stump knocked off. After that embarassment I tried my hand or arm at bowling (thankfully it was before the second innings actually started). The ball never quite reached the batsman. It landed somewhere between short fine leg and square leg. After that I quietly removed myself to the fine leg position and stayed there for the rest of the game.
In my defense, I haven't held a bat for about six months and haven't played a proper cricket match in about two years perhaps more. In fact, I didn't even know there was a match. So, in short, I was unprepared. However, these are no excuses if you actually consider their bowling quality. Well, I'll let these pass.
I should be preparing for college 'cause I'm already very late.

29 Comments:

  • rather slim defence.why don't u just face the fact that u can't play.period.

    By Anonymous amrita, at 5:25 PM  

  • love that song...how come u guys lost to philosophy?they barely have enough guys to make up a cricket team!don't we have interdepartmental football matches?

    By Blogger mojo, at 8:05 PM  

  • "pink pant"her (that should serve you right for calling me 'murderous boots'): Cricket is a rather boring game. I mean, waiting at long-off all day long for something to pop out from the sky isn't really exciting.

    P.S. Run a spell-check before you post.

    By Blogger Bhooter Raja, at 8:43 PM  

  • so.....who else from our department were in the team?? and what was the highest score?? in fact what was the total score....from ur accounts i am horribly afraid that it did not cross 100....R MY FEARS TRUE??

    p.s. and please stick to soccer from now on....

    By Blogger "sen"sational, at 9:53 PM  

  • so.....who else from our department were in the team?? and what was the highest score?? in fact what was the total score....from ur accounts i am horribly afraid that it did not cross 100....R MY FEARS TRUE??

    p.s. and please stick to soccer from now on....

    By Blogger "sen"sational, at 9:53 PM  

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    By Blogger "sen"sational, at 9:53 PM  

  • @amrita: i agre. can't play cricket. in fact i was playing only to make up 11 players

    @mojo: we were the ones who couldn't make up 11 guys..

    @"Boots": Grrrr...

    @"sen": it was a 16 overs game. we scored about 86. they scored 86 in 8 overs..

    By Blogger bilu, at 10:18 PM  

  • With people like Bilu and Surjo (the official lines-man of the football team) playing the cricket match what can u expect? They can only play well against Monojit in the corridor!

    By Blogger Insiya, at 10:28 AM  

  • hey i mst congratlate u ppl tho, kudos 2 u 4 making up the 11 member team!!dnt know hw u ppl managed 2 get on the ground with at least 1 person( read surjo) who's fit 2 b but the boundary line and another(read bilu) who's only fit 2 break legs not bowl leg breaks.wish u had worn ur hot pink pants. the shock and awe tactics may hav worked on the philo ppl!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:15 PM  

  • Anon - Is that Shayani??

    By Blogger Insiya, at 10:27 AM  

  • Insy, sorry to disappoint you but no that was not ME. I wud have been more scathing. Just for the sake of general info one neednt play for decades, in fact one doesnt need any prior experience to make the cricket ball travel to the batsman from the non-striker's pop-up crease [btw that bit of info is to show off i know a few things]. But well, with the likes of Bilu who i am sure was trying to kick at the deliveries while flaying his bat like a demented Grendel's mother, and Surjo who is pathetic even as a lines man what else do you expect. Old ladies play better cricket. They ought to restrict their activities to the dept. hallway. Then maybe certain members of the dept team, [snicker snicker] read Surjo, wouldnt need to hobble about the place complaining of sore[????] muscles. i didnt know that one could strain oneself by scoring below 10 and fielding at positions which guaranteed that you could stand and strike up a "thinking" pose and contemplate about the problems of modern human life. The team rocked. And Bilu kindly showed off his cricketing acumen by telling us that the reason they may have lost was because - i had white balls that were crooked. No wait my balls were green!!
    P.S: I am sry i dnt spend my time memorising the golden words that fall from Bilu's hallowed lips so that was a mere paraphrase

    By Anonymous Shayani, at 10:59 AM  

  • Insy that anonymous has got to be Priyo. In fact, it is Priyo. I just spoke to her. Maybe she wanted to hide her id so that Bilu wudn ttwist her foot under the desk once again. Smart move if u ask me.

    By Anonymous Shayani, at 11:27 AM  

  • Shayani - We've not helped Priyo much, have we?

    Priyo/Anon - All the best!

    Bilu - Don't hurt Priyo. She has to perform for Addy (even though she acting out poems of Inam!!)

    By Blogger Insiya, at 4:37 PM  

  • bilu:now ur blog has become th personal chit chat column for some other ppl.
    shayani:u beat prospero(act1,sc2) hands down woman.

    By Anonymous amrita, at 6:45 PM  

  • Amrita - Does that "some other ppl" include me as well? All my comments here are purely in referrence to Bilu's blog!
    And yes, Shayani's monologue IS unbeatable, if that's what you meant. You see, I've had the good fortume of not doing "The Tempest" (...and its aftermath)!!

    By Blogger Insiya, at 9:29 PM  

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    By Blogger saptarshi, at 12:03 PM  

  • yayyyyy. billy joel's bit of a constant favourite.

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