Don’t know why I even give this mention, or press, or bother. It is obvious this bonehead didn’t get the tickets he wanted when going to the “BJ” concert years ago. But hey! I have a somewhat equal opportunity blog…and contrary to one buffoon’s opinion, Billy Joel remains all that and more you idiot!
And short of insulting this Ron Rosenbaum like his no-talent ass has done to Joel, I dismiss the article in its entirety, knowing it must have been a really, no I mean r-e-a-l-l-y slow day in the newsroom at Slate.
And, Mr. Rosenbaum, just who are the “so many of us feel it is possible to say Billy Joel is—well—just bad, a blight upon pop music, a plague upon the airwaves more contagious than West Nile virus, a dire threat to the peacefulness of any given elevator ride, not rock ‘n’ roll but schlock ‘n’ roll?” – I want names and for instances beavus.
Phony my foot – Billy is laughing his way to the bank while you, Mr. Rosenbaum, are distined to display your inept writing talents on second fiddle assignments, only getting internet hits because of your editor’s marketing talents of catchy titles.
You will live a long life for sure – only the good die young.