joel’s 10 favorite songs by ex-beatles
When I was in the 10-13 age range, I was such an obsessive Beatles fan that I used to carry around a pink spiral notebook which contained a calendar in which I’d written every significant Beatle event, ever.
My friend Joel (who scoured the Los Angeles area to find a garden gnome to put onstage at a show two days after George Harrison left this earth) beats me, hands down…as evidenced by his recent great contribution at Pitchfork.
Personally, I would have put something from Venus & Mars on there, and probably would have had a hard time figuring out what to pick from Band On The Run (there is no album in the entire history of music that is more of a time machine for me that that one).
No matter what, though, the presence of “It Don’t Come Easy” on there validates the whole thing (and ensures we will not engage in endless argument over this subject in future).
Joel plays guitar and bass and keyboards and egg shakers in Earlimart, who are going to play some more shows in your backyard soon (May 6 at Bowery Ballroom in NYC).
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