Those of you that read this regular column know that I sometimes give space to what I do not like. More often I write about things that I do like, but just to mix it up, now and then I have to be the author of a critical piece.
This is one of those. The career of this hack has been rife with nothing but luck and I think that he has been more detrimental to musical art than he has contributed. Why would I take on one of the most honored icons of pop music? Because he is a shallow and an opportunistic person. Can you say Tea Partier? Sure you can.
His entire life is pretty much a lie. We shall start with his name, and go further. Ready?