(From"BABYSITTING A BAND ON THE ROCKS" - available at Newbury Comics locations throughout the Northeast and online at LTCDS.com > Webstore > Books.)
“Hey Billy, can I ask you a question?’ Brian brazenly blurted as he tapped the singer on the shoulder. As Billy turned Brian couldn’t contain his excitement. With no further explanation as to who he was or how he came to be at the party, Brian confidently went on. “There’s this contest that Sam Goody has, and they want everyone’s answer to who the Stranger is. I figured if anyone should know, it would be you!” Brian took the flyer from his pocket and unfolded it in an instant, extending it to Billy.
Billy held the flyer in his hands, becoming visibly more upset as he read on, finally losing his cool. “You know, you write a song, it can take a really long time to get it just right, you finally give birth to it and it becomes one of your children. Then suddenly some record store makes a contest out of your kid, minimizing the process and all of your hard work.” He thrust the flyer back to Brian.
“Wow,” Brian said, “I never thought of it like that.” then, without hesitation, Brian disregarded the Piano Man’s indignance and went in for the close. “But hey, Billy, would you mind giving me the answer anyway, so I can win the contest, take home the video recorder?”
Billy ripped the flyer from Brian’s hand and scribbled furiously on the back, the pen’s ballpoint threatening to poke through the paper before he returned it and did an about face. Brian glanced down at the sheet and stared in disbelief.
Billy had simply written: “There is no answer,” and signed his name with a ourish..."