Like a room without a roof

Because I’m happy. And why would that be, you might ask? Well…On Sunday, March 16, 2014, I grabbed myself a place in his-to-reeeee-ee-ee. (Ok, so it may be my own little personal history, but it’s my history nonetheless). And what was so historic about this night? Well…I finally, finally, finally, got Elton’s autograph in person!* And yes,…

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My first Elton Expo: Day 2

Saturday, October 5 Matt Still (Producer of The Captain and the Kid and Gnomeo and Juliet, Engineer and other roles on several other albums) Can you say crush? What a nice, genuine guy! And what amazing experiences he’s had with Elton, Bernie and The Band. I loved it when he described how it feels to…

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My first Elton Expo: Day 1

Yes, Virginia, there is an Elton Expo. As they say, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but I’ll make an exception here. My sister Lisa and I attended the Elton John Expo in Las Vegas, October 4-6, 2013 – the first one for both of us – and what an experience it was! First…

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The View from the Diving Board

Or, as Sir Elton sings it, the “view…from the diiiiiiiiiivin’ board”… But I digress (already)! Let’s just say that my view from The Diving Board has been quite satisfying, to say the least. I wasn’t sure at first, to be honest with you. My first full listen was through my laptop via Amazon (before the…

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When you least expect it, you can drown…

I didn’t expect to be blogging about My Quicksand before I commented on The Diving Board overall, but let me just say…I feel like I must! I have come to realize that this song is ABSOLUTE.GENIUS. Which in and of itself is quite a surprise to me, because I didn’t really like the song at…

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Collecting submarine numbers on the main street of the sea

I’ve met a lot of fellow Eltonites – really cool people, I might add – through Facebook and other social media outlets. Who would have thought there were other (obsessed?) people like me out there? One of the things that struck me about these new friends is how loyal they are, not only to Elton…

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Fifty Shades of Grey Seal

I’ve always been enamored by the range and nuances of Elton’s voice.  Just like he’s played so many genres of music (and most pretty darn well, I might add), his voice takes on different tones and textures – through the songs of a single album and through the songs of so many years. I’m sure…

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Just one more whisper of a voice unheard

Although I’ve blogged about this song before, honestly, what better song for Father’s Day than The Last Song?  It may be trite to say, but this is such a beautiful song – a song about a young man dying of AIDS and his (estranged) father coming to him before his death. I cannot watch the…

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