Thursday, May 03, 2007

No more Belgians in the Congo

Pop music can't help but feeling bereft, as Billy Joel just isn't motivated by it any more:

"I'm not ruling out the possibility of writing songs again," Joel tells Billboard.com. "I suppose if I had the motivation to write a song, I'm not gonna stop myself from doing it. I just haven't felt the compulsion to write songs in pop form. I guess these days I just think of myself as a composer."

So, pop's gain is classical music's loss, then.