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Old 05-04-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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If you play the record backwards it will tell you.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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Bonackers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Thank you sir. Your link is greatly appreciated and quite humbling. I was born and raised on the Island and Ive never heard of the bonackers. Should have paid attention in high school history!
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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Thank you sir. Your link is greatly appreciated and quite humbling. I was born and raised on the Island and Ive never heard of the bonackers. Should have paid attention in high school history!
No sweat Bub.

Theyre still there... Heres their radio station.

http://wlng.com/
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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He mean that they won't let him build over 20,000 sq ft monstrosities, so there's no island left for islanders like him. So, he sold his quaint little compound on Further Lane to Jerry Seinfeld, who knocked it down and built the most unimpressive Levitt House meets McMansion in history.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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He mean that they won't let him build over 20,000 sq ft monstrosities, so there's no island left for islanders like him. So, he sold his quaint little compound on Further Lane to Jerry Seinfeld, who knocked it down and built the most unimpressive Levitt House meets McMansion in history.
That is scary.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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'The Vineyard mentioned in this song is Martha's Vineyard. Billy Joel had a house on the Vineyard, but sold it when he was divorced from Christie Brinkley. People from the island of Martha's Vineyard are known as Islanders: "There ain't no island left for Islanders like me." '


This is what he meant
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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'The Vineyard mentioned in this song is Martha's Vineyard. Billy Joel had a house on the Vineyard, but sold it when he was divorced from Christie Brinkley. People from the island of Martha's Vineyard are known as Islanders: "There ain't no island left for Islanders like me." '


This is what he meant
Its a song about the LI Baymen (aka Bonackers).

FWIW Billys boat "Alexa" can be seen in Sag Harbor on most days.

"I was a bayman like my father was before
Can't make a living as a bayman anymore
There ain't much future for a man who works the sea
But there ain't no island left for islanders like me"
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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Its a song about the LI Baymen (aka Bonackers).

FWIW Billys boat "Alexa" can be seen in Sag Harbor on most days.

"I was a bayman like my father was before
Can't make a living as a bayman anymore
There ain't much future for a man who works the sea
But there ain't no island left for islanders like me"
I got the answer from a site called songfacts The Downeaster Alexa by Billy Joel Songfacts
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