Bruce Springsteen joined Billy Joel on stage at a 2018 MSG concert
Bruce Springsteen joined Billy Joel on stage at a 2018 MSG concert

In full disclosure I am not a big “music guy” so on the surface I’m not really qualified to talk about what is and is not “good music.”  Although regardless of what some think there is no true definition as it’s all a matter of opinion and what an individual person likes or dislikes.

With that said most of what is considered today’s top artists and songs do little for me but again I’m not that much into music and don’t go around with headphones mouthing the words to my favorite songs…when driving I’m more inclined to listen to sports talk as a way to pass the time.

The other day I did mention that if I was driving cross country and could only listen to three artists it would be The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young whose live “4 Way Street” album is among my favorites of all time.  The reason I favor music from the 60’s and 70’s is because it brings me back to when I was growing up and like many of you those songs remind you of times in my life.  Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of artists and bands since then who I do like including Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles and Dave Matthews but getting back to my opening line…I’m not a big “music guy.”

As for concerts well they are not really for me.  Not too long ago I saw Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden which was truly spectacular and I would see him again.  Shortly after that I caught John Mayer at the PNC Bank Arts Center which was not bad because we had seats as before that I went with my daughter and some of her friends to see Dave Matthews (who I like) on the lawn.  It started to rain and I vowed that I would never attend a concert again in which I did not have a seat.

As for about 90% of today’s music and artists.  Well let’s just say I’ll pass.

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