An AltOhio Christmas

​Billy Joel

Steve Allanson
As a child, I was mesmerized by the music of my parents’ generation, specifically Billy Joel. Every hour of the day, every day, I was playing Billy Joel’s greatest hits over and over. It wasn’t long before my parents became sick of their once-favorite artist. 500 plays through the song “Piano Man” later, and my parents decided they’ve had enough. One Christmas morning twenty years ago, their torture was alleviated when my eyes lit up upon opening a Silver Magnavox CD Player. My own personal CD player to listen to all the Billy Joel I ever wanted. To go along with the CD Player, my parents passed on the Billy Joel Greatest hits CD. While I don’t have the Magnavox anymore, I still have it’s everlasting memory and the Billy Joel CD that’s playing as I write this now.