I think this is my first post, and it's about Billy Joel.
Specifically, it's about this three year old article, which someone for some reason posted on Facebook today. I hate Billy Joel but I find him fascinating. I first noticed this about 10 years ago, when the NYT Magazine ran a long piece about what a hard time he was having trying to meet women. It was illustrated (I think) with all these gritty Anton Corbijn photos, and contained the line "Billy Joel is keenly aware that he is 'Billy Joel,' but he doesn't seem to understand fully how that designation is the cause of virtually everything good and bad about his life."
Anyway, I was going to write something about how even though I agree that (most of) BJ's work is execrable, I think the author of the three year old article is missing a certain degree of authenticity in BJ's work. But I don't have time, so I will leave this off with the probably-not-controversial assertion that "We Didn't Start the Fire" is at least as much of a crime against humanity as "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me."