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The Longest Time (Coral Triangle Edition)
July 18, 2012 12:14 AM   Subscribe

Billy Joel has now officially endorsed - The Longest Time (Coral Triangle Edition), by the Barber Lab Quartet

The Coral Triangle is one of the most threatened, yet understudied, ecosystems in the world. We are working to understand the processes creating and maintaining biological diversity in this region, while building the capacity of researchers and students to contribute to local conservation efforts. Terima kasih Pak Ngurah Mahardika dan Indonesia untuk menyambut kami!

Their blog here
posted by Blasdelb (17 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love this for so many reasons.
posted by ocherdraco at 12:43 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pretty much despise Billy Joel. Expected to not like this at all. Expectations were not met. Lyric reworking was absolutely brilliant. Marine biology gals totally fuckin rule. OK.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:09 AM on July 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


he didn't start the fire.
but still -- this is amazing. as is this, which I had every intention of hating.
posted by philip-random at 1:14 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is really great....Going to wake up baby girl to show her....
posted by pearlybob at 5:06 AM on July 18, 2012


Actually, she is 12....she'll love it (but probably be mad at me for waking her up)
posted by pearlybob at 5:06 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Needs an earworm warning, though.
posted by Obscure Reference at 5:26 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Albania....Albania..."
posted by stifford at 5:49 AM on July 18, 2012


Pretty much despise Billy Joel. Expected to not like this at all. Expectations were not met. Lyric reworking was absolutely brilliant. Marine biology gals totally fuckin rule.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. All this, but...

Couldn't they have found somebody --- anybody! -- to sing bass?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:14 AM on July 18, 2012


The original just used a bass guitar, if they didn't want to get any dudes involved.
posted by straight at 8:19 AM on July 18, 2012


Couldn't they have found somebody --- anybody! -- to sing bass?

and thus the continued necessity of the male of the species is assured.
posted by philip-random at 10:24 AM on July 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


Couldn't they have found somebody --- anybody! -- to sing bass?

Sea bass?
posted by xedrik at 11:12 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Billy Joel will never lack haters, but who else in 1984 could have an old-school (virtually) acappella doo-wop hit on the radio?

This is a swell adaptation:
"and I'll be doing lab-work for the lonnngest time..."
posted by ovvl at 11:14 AM on July 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


They could only find ill tempered mutant sea bass, guess they don't like to sing as much as trout do.
posted by TwoWordReview at 1:24 PM on July 18, 2012


Billy Joel rocks for endorsing this, and I have never used the phrase "Billy Joel" and "rocks" in the same sentence without a negative before.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:28 PM on July 18, 2012


Pretty much despise Billy Joel.

SHUT YOUR WITCH MOUTH.

(Unpauses You May Be Right)
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:53 PM on July 18, 2012


but who else in 1984 could have an old-school (virtually) acappella doo-wop hit on the radio?

there was actually a fair amount of old-school sounding stuff on 80s radio. Honeydrippers and Stray Cats come quickly to mind. Like Mr. Joel's throwbacks, I had no time for them. Of course, I had little time for 80s-radio period (the commercial kind). Unless they were playing Prince.
posted by philip-random at 2:12 PM on July 18, 2012


I return to this thread, now favoriting Obscure Reference's comment after FOUR STRAIGHT DAYS of this playing interminably on my inner jukebox.

Blasdelb, at some point during your sojourn in Belgium I hope you visit Amsterdam, and we both attend the resulting meetup, where I will sing Abba's immortal classic "Money, Money, Money" at you incessantly.
posted by likeso at 6:05 PM on July 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


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