if i was cool, i'd be at pitchfork this weekend. since i'm not, i spent last night at the billy joel/elton john concert. i think i'm just hanging with the wrong friends. nevertheless, two observations:
first, billy joel and elton john's collective fan base must have the smallest bladders of any musicians, save for barbra streisand's. there were rows and rows of port-a-johns on every side of wrigley, easily doubling capacity.
second, musicians sure have enduring brands. neither performer has done anything noteable for decades or, on billy joel's case, ever. ah, but their product is songs, and songs - unlike so many other products - rarely go bad. (an exception being sting - just to stick with cheesy musicians - whose song "russians," with lyrics about kruschev and reagan, surprisingly hasn't aged very well.)
considering the lasting impact of music, maybe it's time to bring back "my balogna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R" type thinking.