Washington (Leningrad)


A parody of a song by Billy Joel.  A Collaboration by Bill Barto in Columbus, OH & Jerry in Annandale, VA
Recorded: 08/11/2015  Released: 08/26/2015  First aired: unaired
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Long Island boy just like his father said
He grew up smart except for drivers ed
At Camp Keeyumah he would try to swim
But swimming’s not for everyone he found out before Washington
Went off to school At Harper way upstate
Hung out with nerds the snack bar wasn’t great.
A job at Newsday first and then the Times
Sportswriting life had just begun and then he came to Washington
Radio was what he did best
With Andy Polley and the rest
First for the Post then ESPN
They made him take a vacation
Old Guy then a news update
The mailbag, we can hardly wait
Cillizza’s on, he’s such a bore
What do we keep on list’ning for?
Wrote for the Post Bandwagon columnettes
He met Wilbon, and then tried TV next
He left the paper then, thanks to Raju
But TV paid a tidy sum, and so he stayed in Washington
Littles listen many ways
On raido and Inter-waves
They suffered through delayed podcasts
’Til the weasels got up off their ass
David, Gary, Liz and Jeanne
Discussing all the local teams
Now Tony’s talking ‘bout the grocery store
What do we keep on list’ning for?
So my child and I came to this place
To meet him eye to eye and face to face
Ask my kid anything, he’s really smart
Thanks for sharing so much fun, our radio friends in Washington

A parody of "Leningrad" by Billy Joel

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EmmetGM in Boston,MA
I just heard this jingle on last weeks TKJingles podcast. This is a great one. I have no idea why it was unaired. It really captures the spirit of the song.
217 days ago.
Bill Barto in Columbus, OH
I haven't sent it in yet, I thought I'd wait a few days until after the the initial rush. Does he listen to the ones that don't air? Interesting...
660 days ago.
Jerry in Annandale, VA
I can't imagine how they'd work this into an actual show but I hope you submitted it anyway, if nothing else I think TK would really appreciate listening to it in studio
661 days ago.
rob in Pittsburgh, PA
the lyrics and vocals here are just top notch. this is really impressive.
661 days ago.
Bill Barto in Columbus, OH
Thanks to Jerry for the great vocal. I thought it would be appropriate to take a song about a famous clown and make a song about Tony.
667 days ago.

The TK Jingles Weekly Prodcast
This jingle is featured in the following episodes of the TK Jingles Weekly Prodcast:
July 21, 2016: Songs of the Summers
November 10, 2016: Three New Songs


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