Skip to comments.Billy Joel Wants People to Stop Killing Elephants and Rhinos for Pianos
Posted on 06/19/2014 11:36:51 AM PDT by nickcarraway
The Piano Man has had enough
Piano Man Billy Joel has seen an ivory key or two in his day, but the musician has a message to piano aficionados: Stop killing elephants and rhinos to make instruments.
In support of a New York bill that aims to ban illegal ivory trade, Joel posted this message on his website:
To whom it may concern:
I wholeheartedly support the ivory sales ban bill pending in New York State. I am a piano player. And I realize that ivory piano keys are preferred by some pianists.
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Let me be the first to step up and say that I have NEVER killed any elephants or rhinos for ANY reason, and I have no intention of ever doing so. That should give him some comfort.
Piano keys haven’t been made out of Ivory for many years and Rhino aren’t ivory.
Can they use his teeth as substitutes for elephant ivory?
While we are at it, lets get Paul McCartney’s position on Ebony and Ivory.
Michael Jackson is unavailable to comment
Agreed, the pianos can kill the elephants and rinos for themselves.
Yep, he’s a moron.
He’s been misinformed on this issue. No pianos are made of Ivory anymore. All this legislation will do is prevent old pianos from being sold. That doesn’t make sense. What’s done is done.
He’s actually a pretty sharp guy.
If its illegal already, why are they banning it? Is this just some "feel good, look at me, I'm doing something" bill, or am I missing something here?
Then why would he say something like this?
I admit I haven’t been putting enough effort into going out and shooting poachers.
Probably passed to him by someone with a brief description that he didn’t bother following up on.
Last time I saw Billy Joel, he was a fat drunk. Has anything changed?
Most of the old ivory keyboards were made from Hippo teeth.
They will make it double illegal!
he’s sobered up once or twice.
He’s already made his money. He already has an assortment of pianos. Typical liberal.
No more “tickling the ivories. for you!” But, I bet he has a piano that was made before 1930.
Ivory is too expensive for your average piano buyer and requires special care.
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