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Offline jt512

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2018, 03:57:21 AM »
Confirmation bias: I misread the title as "Who is more annoying, Billy Joel or Paul Simon."  And I'm like, "Yes, I'm not the only person in the world who finds both these guys insufferable. Can we add Randy Newman to the poll?"  Alas, alas.
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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2018, 12:12:20 PM »
I can't stand Billy Joel either.

Paul Simon is capable of greatness when he's not stealing other musicians' work.

Yes.

From what I understand he is a complete dick. (and Garfunkel is as well from what I have heard from people who have worked for him).
I have to say while I have a strong affection for a lot of Simon's music, the stuff that I don't like, I REALLY don't like. He can be insufferably pretentious.

Joel's lyrics bug me more than the music. He is either punching down, or complaining about someone or trying wayyyy too hard.

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2018, 07:10:44 AM »
This song seals it for Simon imo. Whereas while I kinda like "moving out"... but generally, Joel leaves me cold... very pop. Simon's African influenced stuff is horrendous... but like John Albert said, he is capable of greatness.

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2018, 11:56:28 AM »
Now I don't know... this song is the best... I still think Simon... but by a smaller margin.

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