Billy Joel did something really cool last Wednesday night. He was at Vanderbilt University for “an Evening of Questions and Answers and a Little Bit of Music.” The event was only open to students and faculty. Freshman Michael Pollack, who is from New York, was in attendance and asked Billy if he could play New York State of Mind with him. Billy casually said sure and the two went on to perform a stirring rendition of the classic song. The reaction of his friends while Michael is up there with his idol is priceless. It was a very cool moment all around. I admire Michael’s guts and it’s goes to show you that you can’t get what you want unless you ask. Billy is as talented and humble as ever and he gave Michael a night that he will never forget. Here’s a link to the video.