So who’s ready to read a little piece of A Year of Billy Joel: THE BOOK! You are, that’s who. Thanks to the good people at The Tusk for giving me a place to share this. 

betheboy:

Regram of @brodiehubbard ‘s picture of me talking about a time in my life when Billy Joel was problematic and I went bowling alone.

I guess you can call this a teaser.
This is a picture of me reading a story about the way Billy Joel impacted me at an important time in my life.This was the first time I had read anything from my still in the works book about A Year of Billy Joel.
I guess this is also the first time I’m telling you that I’ve been writing a book.
Once it’s done, this will be the best book ever written about someone dedicating a year of their life to listening to Billy Joel. 
Next week, a little piece of this book will be escaping into the Internet for you to read. I’m very proud of it and I think you’ll like it. I’ll share it here once it’s available. 
In related news: I am going to see Billy LIVE for the first time on May 22 and again on the 27th. I’m very excited.  

betheboy:

Regram of @brodiehubbard ‘s picture of me talking about a time in my life when Billy Joel was problematic and I went bowling alone.

I guess you can call this a teaser.

This is a picture of me reading a story about the way Billy Joel impacted me at an important time in my life.This was the first time I had read anything from my still in the works book about A Year of Billy Joel.

I guess this is also the first time I’m telling you that I’ve been writing a book.

Once it’s done, this will be the best book ever written about someone dedicating a year of their life to listening to Billy Joel. 

Next week, a little piece of this book will be escaping into the Internet for you to read. I’m very proud of it and I think you’ll like it. I’ll share it here once it’s available. 

In related news: I am going to see Billy LIVE for the first time on May 22 and again on the 27th. I’m very excited.  

If You’re In LA Tonight

Ever since I wrapped up the official Year of Billy Joel I’ve been working on a follow up to it. Well I’m getting close to finishing it, so close that I’ll be reading a story from it tonight at 7:00 PM at Stories Books at 1716 West Sunset Blvd in Echo Park. 

This will be part of The Worst! Details below: 

THE WORST! is a storytelling series where writers, comedians, and musicians tell funny stories about their worst jobs, dates, roommates, and anything else terrible but laughable or thought-provoking.

FRIDAY, May 9 at 7:00PM (At Stories)

Nate Waggoner, Ted Travelstead, Sofiya Alexandra, Will Stegemann, Will Link (Will Sean Podcast?)

and hosted, as always, by Cassie J. Sneider

It’s Billy Joel’s Birthday

So put your favorite song on and sing along. 

Yesterday the All Time Top 10 podcast was brought to my attention because they recently ran down their top 10 favorite Billy Joel songs. Since it’s a host and a guest you get TWO top 10 lists. I think all of their choices were solid but my list is different. No matter what you favorites are, this is a good listen. Check out some of the other episodes too.

fuckyeabillyjoel:

Not only is he the Piano Man, he is the Fucking Man.

I hope that Billy Joel is enjoying his return to the spotlight as much as I am.

You can find the full episode at the link above. Billy’s segment begins at about the 16 minute mark.

fratgod said: Billy joel sold out in the 80s and really blew

The only people who throw around the “term sell” out are people who never had anything to sell. You’ll learn that when you grow up.

highlandfalls:

yolo

betheboy:

billy-joel-is-my-life:

This is what happens when you combine a lonely, horny Billy Joel fan with Valentine’s Day, a dumb sense of humor, and Microsoft Paint. Happy belated Valentine’s Day everybody

This is too silly to not pass on.