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2013-05-26 01:28:14 AM  
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Ack?! Ack ACK ack ack ackackack ACKack ack!
 
2013-05-26 01:34:54 AM  
He oughta know by now...
 
2013-05-26 01:45:49 AM  
You should never argue with a crazy mul-lah-lah-lah-lah-lah
 
2013-05-26 02:36:35 AM  
the depression was compounded by a break-up he had went through at the time


*rapid left eye twitch*
 
2013-05-26 02:39:17 AM  

Apos: the depression was compounded by a break-up he had went goed through at the time


*rapid left eye twitch*


FTFY
 
2013-05-26 03:11:33 AM  
BIlly Joel on not working and not giving up drinking


A.G.: Are you cool with Elton now? Basically he said that you're not writing new songs out of fear or laziness.

B.J.: That's his opinion. I don't do it because I don't wanna. He tends to shoot off his mouth - he shoots from the hip. I think his heart is in the right place. Maybe he's trying to motivate me, to get me mad or something. He's kind of like a mom.

A.G.: He actually kind of looks like a mom.

B.J.: Yeah, he's got mom hair.
 
2013-05-26 03:29:48 AM  

miss diminutive: Apos: the depression was compounded by a break-up he had went goed through at the time


*rapid left eye twitch*

FTFY


Heh.
 
2013-05-26 03:46:36 AM  
itfa: Alcoholic claims alcohol is not the source of his alcohol problems.

I wonder which terrorist attack he'll blame for his liver cirrhosis?

/I kid Billy, he can be all the drunkard he wants to be
//now have Anthony's Song stuck in my head
///not a bad thing
 
2013-05-26 04:07:40 AM  
Maybe it was Billy Joel who started the fire and that's why he was depressed!
 
2013-05-26 04:15:32 AM  
I propose that for this article, everyone who lost a family member on 9/11 and in the subsequent wars get to line up and kick Billy Joel in the balls.
 
2013-05-26 04:44:05 AM  
My depression was caused by Billy Joel's depression....
 
2013-05-26 05:15:39 AM  
Is that all he gets for his money?
 
2013-05-26 05:22:49 AM  
I'm sure you have some cosmic rationale, but here you are in the ninth, two men out and three men on. No where to look but inside, where we all respond to PRESSURE!
 
2013-05-26 05:28:46 AM  
So slow down, you crazy child, and take the phone off the hook and disappear for awhile. It's alright, you can afford to lose a day or two.
 
2013-05-26 06:37:13 AM  

hardinparamedic: I propose that for this article, everyone who lost a family member on 9/11 and in the subsequent wars get to line up and kick Billy Joel in the balls.


Why? Because the rest of the world isn't allowed to have been depressed by 9/11?
 
2013-05-26 06:40:47 AM  
So I guess that makes the U.S. Government his enabler.
 
2013-05-26 06:41:05 AM  

MisterMook: hardinparamedic: I propose that for this article, everyone who lost a family member on 9/11 and in the subsequent wars get to line up and kick Billy Joel in the balls.

Why? Because the rest of the world isn't allowed to have been depressed by 9/11?


What was done afterwards, in the name of 9/11, was far worse.
 
2013-05-26 06:53:54 AM  
Maybe the linked article came from the NYTimes that notmtwain referenced, but it sure seems like someone finally listened to the interview he did with Howard Stern months ago.

It is pretty weird that Billy Joel has not written a new pop song in 20 years, yet he can still sell out arenas.  And it doesn't feel like an oldies act like many other 70s-80s artists.  I guess that says something about the quality of his work.
 
2013-05-26 07:23:30 AM  
You banged Christie Brinkley when she was in her 20s. I on the other hand have to listen to your bullshiat jingles every time I'm at the grocery store so STFU.
 
2013-05-26 07:30:13 AM  

Mugato: You banged Christie Brinkley when she was in her 20s. I on the other hand have to listen to your bullshiat jingles every time I'm at the grocery store so STFU.


Let me tell you a story
About a woman and man
Maybe you'll find familiar
Maybe you won't understand
 
2013-05-26 07:31:55 AM  
I thought he was a Basket Case to start with.
You, an American Idiot, a Dirty Rotten Bastard, on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams...

/Good Riddance
 
2013-05-26 07:33:58 AM  

johnnygew: I thought he was a Basket Case to start with.
You, an American Idiot, a Dirty Rotten Bastard, on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams...

/Good Riddance


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2013-05-26 07:47:34 AM  

Alphax: MisterMook: hardinparamedic: I propose that for this article, everyone who lost a family member on 9/11 and in the subsequent wars get to line up and kick Billy Joel in the balls.

Why? Because the rest of the world isn't allowed to have been depressed by 9/11?

What was done afterwards, in the name of 9/11, was far worse.


By Billy Joel? I'm pretty tired of a few of his songs too, but I don't really see him as an agent of foreign policy... I mean, he's no Dennis Rodman...
 
2013-05-26 08:41:48 AM  
Depression can show itself in many ways:

Your sister's gone out, she's on a date
You just sit at home and masturbate
Your phone is gonna ring soon, but you just can't wait
For that call
 
2013-05-26 08:44:31 AM  
The better article is the one linked to by  notmtwain:

BIlly Joel on not working and not giving up drinking

BJ says in that article he has never had a DUI.

He...seems happy, I think.
 
2013-05-26 08:52:59 AM  
graphics8.nytimes.com

// This seems a little precious...
 
2013-05-26 09:41:40 AM  
They say that these are not the best of times but they're the only times I've ever known.
 
2013-05-26 09:47:26 AM  
Please don't give Jim Gaffigan more work.
 
2013-05-26 10:11:15 AM  
Fine I guess I'll have say it. Well done Subby
 
2013-05-26 10:20:55 AM  
Well, never mind that he peaked at Christie Brinkley.
He's biplar, doncha know.

NTTAWWT.
 
2013-05-26 10:41:09 AM  

Alphax: MisterMook: hardinparamedic: I propose that for this article, everyone who lost a family member on 9/11 and in the subsequent wars get to line up and kick Billy Joel in the balls.

Why? Because the rest of the world isn't allowed to have been depressed by 9/11?

What was done afterwards, in the name of 9/11, was far worse.




Blood for the blood god!
 
2013-05-26 10:44:08 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: He oughta know by now...


Its been over ten years
 
2013-05-26 10:59:53 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Alphax: MisterMook: hardinparamedic: I propose that for this article, everyone who lost a family member on 9/11 and in the subsequent wars get to line up and kick Billy Joel in the balls.

Why? Because the rest of the world isn't allowed to have been depressed by 9/11?

What was done afterwards, in the name of 9/11, was far worse.

Blood for the blood god!


Papa Nurgle just wants to hug you.
 
2013-05-26 11:11:05 AM  
No one knows if he is an alcoholic but him.

However using 9/11 as a reason for his depression just seems like self-serving self-centered claptrap to me.
 
2013-05-26 11:22:46 AM  
No doubt 9/11 messed with his New York state of mind.
 
2013-05-26 11:35:05 AM  
When I drank, alcohol was almost entirely the cause of my depression.  I know that because it went away after I got sober, much to my delight.

/getting sober sucked, but it's all good now.  Light years better than it was as a miserable drunk.
 
2013-05-26 11:48:28 AM  
Billy Joel is a melodramatic girly boy.

/and I like his music
 
2013-05-26 12:07:41 PM  
Did a terrorist attack Billy Joel?

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2013-05-26 12:33:51 PM  

notmtwain: // This seems a little precious...


You think that's precious, all the waiters at his new hotel throw their roses at his feet.
 
2013-05-26 12:44:13 PM  

Alphax: MisterMook: hardinparamedic: I propose that for this article, everyone who lost a family member on 9/11 and in the subsequent wars get to line up and kick Billy Joel in the balls.

Why? Because the rest of the world isn't allowed to have been depressed by 9/11?

What was done afterwards, in the name of 9/11, was far worse.


Goddamn ignore button, y u no work? Computer, bring up the JavaScript console!

Uncaught Error: NotFoundError: DOM Exception 8
 
2013-05-26 12:46:03 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Alphax: MisterMook: hardinparamedic: I propose that for this article, everyone who lost a family member on 9/11 and in the subsequent wars get to line up and kick Billy Joel in the balls.

Why? Because the rest of the world isn't allowed to have been depressed by 9/11?

What was done afterwards, in the name of 9/11, was far worse.

Goddamn ignore button, y u no work? Computer, bring up the JavaScript console!

Uncaught Error: NotFoundError: DOM Exception 8


OH GOD. THE MACHINES ARE BECOMING SELF AWARE.

THIS IS HOW MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE STARTED!
 
2013-05-26 12:54:50 PM  

hardinparamedic: B.L.Z. Bub: Alphax: MisterMook: hardinparamedic: I propose that for this article, everyone who lost a family member on 9/11 and in the subsequent wars get to line up and kick Billy Joel in the balls.

Why? Because the rest of the world isn't allowed to have been depressed by 9/11?

What was done afterwards, in the name of 9/11, was far worse.

Goddamn ignore button, y u no work? Computer, bring up the JavaScript console!

Uncaught Error: NotFoundError: DOM Exception 8

OH GOD. THE MACHINES ARE BECOMING SELF AWARE.

THIS IS HOW MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE STARTED!


Or it was interference by one of my Chrome extensions. Apologies for the threadjacking/attention whoring.
 
2013-05-26 01:01:37 PM  
I'm guessing his depression was coincidental with 9/11 rather than being caused by it.
 
2013-05-26 01:07:27 PM  
I like Billy Joel. Or at least his music. That said, I couldn't care less why he is depressed.
 
2013-05-26 01:24:15 PM  

Earguy: It is pretty weird that Billy Joel has not written a new pop song in 20 years, yet he can still sell out arenas. And it doesn't feel like an oldies act like many other 70s-80s artists. I guess that says something about the quality of his work.


I have to give him credit for calling himself an oldies act BECAUSE he hasn't written (or at least, recorded) a new song in twenty years.

I also have to say he sounded thirty years younger at the 12/12/12 concert.  Maybe it will spur him into some new music.

And Billy: if you don't want to write pop songs anymore, why not use the success of Movin' Out to develop an original musical?
 
2013-05-26 01:29:25 PM  

rbaron71: The better article is the one linked to by  notmtwain:

BIlly Joel on not working and not giving up drinking

BJ says in that article he has never had a DUI.

He...seems happy, I think.


He probably thinks he drives badly enough while sober.
 
2013-05-26 01:35:28 PM  

MurphyMurphy: itfa: Alcoholic claims alcohol is not the source of his alcohol problems.

He had a bottle of red, a bottle of white, then he crashed his car last night....

 
2013-05-26 01:37:41 PM  
9/11 seems to have made a lot of people-- especially older ones-- crazy.

Victoria Jackson
Billy Joel
Dennis Miller
Craig T. Nelson
Etc.

I still think of this whenever I think of Dennis Miller:

http://www.blacktable.com/chandler030529.htm

A Sample:

DENNIS MILLER (1988): That's all very interesting -- which is to say I wasn't listening at all -- but there's a larger issue here, kemosabe: namely, my career. What in the name of Ray Jay Johnson have you been doing for the past 15 years? I'm getting sympathy cards from the cast of  Diff'rent Strokes.

DENNIS MILLER (2003): Admittedly, mistakes were made. But I'm working on it. Did you see me last night on  Hardball?

DENNIS MILLER (1988): We'll get to that. Um, not to piss in the punch bowl here, but  Monday Night Football? What the fark were you thinking?

DENNIS MILLER (2003): It was a high-profile gig.

DENNIS MILLER (1988): What do you know about football? I seem to recall a certain touch football game at  Saturday Night Live where I asked Kevin Nealon to "hold my inhaler while I try to catch the oblong object." Football? I thought Joe Montana was a town where you couldn't get cable.

DENNIS MILLER (2003): It was a slight miscalculation.

DENNIS MILLER (1988): The Bay of Pigs was a slight miscalculation; this was a career-ending gaffe. Your weekly intellectual jousts with Dan Fouts and Leslie Vissar did not exactly remind us of the Algonquin roundtable. You alienated two huge portions of the public in one swoop -- sports people, and our hip fan base. Congratulations; you now have the cache of a low-level Tom Arnold, only without a show.

DENNIS MILLER (2003): You bastard.

DENNIS MILLER (1988): Which brings us to your weekly HBO show. I just realized that it has something in common with the great variety talk shows of the past, in that they are all now cancelled. Perhaps in retrospect getting career advice from Joe Piscopo was not wise.

DENNIS MILLER (2003): It's all under control, younger me. I've reinvented myself. Fifteen years from now, you'll be very proud of yourself.

DENNIS MILLER (1988): I have to tell you, and I say this with the greatest warmth and affection: f*ck you. (Flips through pages in folder).  The Factorwith Bill O'Reilly.  Hardball with Chris Matthews.Scarborough Country ... I'm not even sure what the fark that is, but suddenly I feel like a pack of Cools.
 
2013-05-26 02:19:16 PM  
Disclaimer--I like Billy Joel.  I grew up with his music.  My rock music-hating father loved The Stranger and allowed the cassette to be played on long road trips.  I finally saw him live in 2006 and it ranks among the best live shows I've ever seen.  That being said:

His biggest problem was that he was dying to be taken seriously and he never was.

Uh, pretty sure little Katie Lee knew who you were, Bill.

Your songs always have an echo of what went before.  Not saying they suck--they don't--but they're not original.

If you need money quick, put out a new album.  It'll sell five million just because it's unfamiliar Billy Joel.

Then again, I don't think you need money.
 
2013-05-26 02:23:01 PM  
Terrorists personally attacked Billy Joel. The horror!
 
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