Piano man makes his stand in the auditorium (at IBM InterConnect)

Ok, let’s just put it out on the table: I am a huge Elton John fan. (Many would say that is an understatement). I’ve been an EJ fan since 1974 and an IBMer since 1982.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think the twain should meet, but if you haven’t heard by now, Sir…

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A first Elton John experience

Guest blog by Mallory Springfield What can I say about seeing Elton John for the first time other than….AMAZING. My fiance and I were more than thrilled to see the legendary EJ in concert (especially in LA)! We were going over which songs we knew, which ones we hoped he would play, etc. On top…

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In the heart of every girl, there’s always room for valentines…

Yesterday was Valentines Day, and I found myself trying to figure out what my favorite Elton John love songs are.  It came to me that I don’t think there are as many love songs (in the classic sense of the term) as you might think (especially with a portfolio as long and robust as the boys’).  So many of…

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It’s never quite the same as the real one

I finally listened to the Revisited & Beyond CD from the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe set. Let me preface my comments by noting that I am (unapologetically) a purist…I don’t often like other people covering Sir Elton’s songs. On a recent road trip, though, I decided to take the CD for a ride…

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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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