Written by | October 26, 2015 5:57 | No Comments

Hand it to Elton, all these years later he can summon the ghosts of rock and roll from the 1980s, and spell out an old fashioned piano stomper just like the old days -or maybe I mean almost: the rockabilly touch he’d have done more with forty years ago, and it could land higher. But that’s nitpicking, if you love Elton, you’ll love this – B+

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Written by | September 14, 2015 10:17 | No Comments

While speaking to BBC News, John said ‘I would like to meet [Mr Putin],’ ‘It’s probably pie in the sky… He may laugh behind my back when he shuts the door, and call me an absolute idiot, but at least I can think I have the conscience to say I tried.’ At least he is realistic! ‘Give me a break,’ said Elton John. “You are President of Russia, and you go and say stupid things like that?’ I guess he is preparing himself when he has the big meeting with the president whose anti-gay attitude is ‘isolating and prejudiced’ and ‘ridiculous’ according to John.

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Written by | March 18, 2015 0:07 | No Comments

“‘How dare you refer to my beautiful children as “synthetic”. And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF – a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill their dream of having children. Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.”

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Written by | January 19, 2015 0:01 | No Comments

This thing has legs, it will go on and on and though, like Robert Christgau, “I don’t like its affected offhandedness”, it is the standard that standards adhere to the 1960s – 1970s heyday of rock and roll. Brought low by disco of course, and buried by rap and its bride Hop Hop, a couple of years later but here it shines through, piano and strings intact – A+

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Written by | January 14, 2015 0:08 | No Comments

Rappers are still going strong even those I haven’t heard anything from for a long time, like Diddy ($60 million and $1.90 per second)! Beside this you have Calvin Harris ($66 million and $2.09 per second), Jay Z ($60 million and $1.90 per second), and Drake ($33 million and $1.05 per second)

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Written by | July 28, 2014 0:06 | No Comments

I often realized I didn’t remember half of the songs! But obviously the more I advanced in time, the more songs were very familiar. What was successful in 1976? ‘Silly Love Songs’, Wings, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, Elton John & Kiki Dee, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Queen, ‘Golden Years’, David Bowie and so many others

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Written by | July 26, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

Lee Hall, whose previous work includes the mega hit Billy Elliot, is the writer of Rocketman and had tons to say to the BBC “I’ve been working on it with Elton for long time. It’s an absolutely huge, crazy technicolor affair,

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Written by | May 15, 2014 7:52 | No Comments

Narked, cold and fed up, I cheered myself up with the thoughts of Morecambe and Wise DVD night but which of the many to watch I wondered. well that decision was made for my by my uncle who had only come all the way from America and watched the Elton John m&w skit with me!

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Written by | April 26, 2014 0:06 | No Comments

In what seems to be something like a vanity project, do you do it at all? Plus, will Elton deal with sobriety robbing him of so much of his creative gifts on Rocketman? And when, in what part of his life exactly, did John resemble Hardy?

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Written by | March 28, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

Every song these guys play sound the same as the one before em because every song gives it up to lead singer Damian Abraham. For good reason, and this is a fine song though it sure ain’t as good as “The Recursive Girl”. Not close – B+

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Written by | December 19, 2013 0:07 | No Comments

let’s say, you are one of the lucky ones, well, it doesn’t matter because if you have nothing to be sad about, devastated about, your brain won’t let you rest. You’ll make one up. Yes, and if it gets really really bad and it can, it will, it does, it can leave you an emotional and physical wreck, insane with grief, you can die, you can be alone, you can kill yourself. Life doesn’t care.

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Written by | December 7, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

Explosions – Chanel West Coast – Probably the best song off her mix tape, the beats are awesome, little explosions in the middle of the song, a systematic banging and her tone is agressive enoough for chick hop – B+

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Written by | December 6, 2013 0:01 | No Comments

Glitter And Gold – Rebecca Ferguson – If you don’t include 1D, Rebecca is the best chance at an artistically valid TV song contest celebrity since Kelly Clarkson, and if that seems gerrymandering for the singer, give this ballad a listen – B+

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Written by | November 30, 2013 0:03 | No Comments

Right about now it is always touch and go with Elton John on stage, last time round he promised a greatest hits package and it sucked what there was of it anyway since half of the sucker was that crap album with Leon Russel. What a ripoff. So why am I going again on Wednesday, December 4th, 2014: well, Elton is playing a lot off Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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Written by | November 26, 2013 0:06 | No Comments

With 9 songs off Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and the first three nearly mirroring the first three on the classic double album, not only did Jack Phillips get it right here but my own anticipation level for the December 4th, 2013 is through the roof if not further.

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Written by | November 24, 2013 0:09 | 2 responses

We go to see how fabulous he is, and collectively we all wonder to the strains of “Funeral For A Friend,” — “what’s he going to wear?” And then he materializes from within a puff of smoke as tiny crystals from his clothes and glasses send sparkles of light throughout the arena. Quite simply, he is marvelous.

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Written by | November 1, 2013 0:04 | No Comments

As Fast As My Feet – Linda Thompson – A pop song but an old fashioned one that walks on its title melodic hook all the way there, with a sound not folk but folk-rock and of course, Linda’s gorgeous voice.

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Written by | October 1, 2013 0:05 | No Comments

Elton John releases his best album in a long long long time, and Drake and Kings Of Leon keep on doing what they always do, with no small amount of success. Bassist Kevin Jenkins drops a real good soul album and Icona Pop owed us more than five new songs. But we will take it.

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Written by | September 29, 2013 0:02 | No Comments

Except for Nirvana, every song here was released in the past week or two, and of all ten songs 6 are mainstream as mainstream can be, so what this proves is that bubbling under the surface of Billboard charts

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