No, this isn’t a partisan rant or diatribe. I try to avoid posting political, religious or any content that could be even slightly misconstrued as controversial on social media (this blog included). I just don’t want my social experience to be about that. But some recent occurrences have made me chuckle.
Most of you probably know that U.S. President Donald Trump has dubbed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man.”
Personally, I think it’s quite funny. I’m not up in arms about it as some EJ fans are. Given his sense of humor, I have a feeling that he probably thinks it’s quite hilarious, too. Plus, it brings EJ into the forefront of just about every news outlet, talk show, political cartoon, meme and what have you. After all, what do they say? There’s no such thing as bad publicity. (And I don’t even think this is bad).
Anyway, here are a couple of said images that I thought were particularly chuckle-worthy:
Speaking (or not) of politics, Bernie and Elton have penned a few songs in their day that are either overtly political or could be interpreted as having a political message (probably more than I realize). Here are just a few that come to mind:
- Fascist Faces
- Madman Across the Water (is this really about Richard Nixon? I think not)
- Postcards from Richard Nixon
- Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher
- Border Song
- Burn Down the Mission
- Too Many Tears
I guess we could add Rocket Man to that list now! 🙂
And this list doesn’t take into account the plethora of war (especially Civil War) related songs. That in and of itself is probably blog worthy.
In case you’re wondering, the title of this blog comes from Fascist Faces, off the album The Fox (1981). I’ve always loved the way he sings “political” in this song:
But I’m tired of being linked with the K.G.B.
And all that po-li-ti-cal crap
Question for you: What Elton songs do you think are political? I’d love to hear from you.
Back to the main topic of this blog, we have 70- and 67-year old men getting props for a song they wrote in 1972…not bad, not bad at all. See, boys, you’re still relevant!
And here’s some unsolicited advice from Kimoreena: If you’re upset about Rocket Man being used by Donald Trump (and now just about everyone in the world), it’s really not that big of a deal. Go with it and have a good laugh. (I mean, you have to laugh else you’ll cry, right)?