Jan 8, 2009

Thursday Music

The career of Elton John is a strange one. I mean look at him? Playing his pop music and releasing that terribly tasteless Diana tribute song, which of course was written for someone else originally. It's not that I hate his music, well not all of it, but sometimes just thinking about his mark on the industry is about as pleasant as hemorrhoid surgery.

Still every now and then he can produce a gem or two. While I can make fun of him I can't deny his talent. So today folks I bring you Tiny Dancer, which most in my generation never heard of until Almost Famous:

"I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose; they should draw the line at goats though." - Elton John


Kelli said...

I LOVE this song!!! I remember singing this and dancing around as a kid. And for the record, I love that scene in Almost Famous. I have an episode of The Muppet Show on VHS where Elton John is singing Crocodile Rock and Bennie & The Jets.

Anonymous said...

Elton John has made some digustingly bad music. But he has also made some of the greatest music my ears have ever heard.

I credit his best music to the weird combination of whatever it was that made British acts of the early 1970s the greatest scene the music world has ever known. Early Elton records like Tumbleweed Connection, Goodbye Yellowbrick Road and Madman Across the Water (which has Tiny Dancer) are the highest of highlights of his career.

And I don't think Bernie Taupin is given enough credit from the public for the wonderful lyrics he has written for Elton to sing. Also Paul Buckmaster and Gus Dudgeon should get a bit of credit for the arrangements and production on those records.

Pablo G said...

Gay guys make the best music for heterosex... unlike Lionel Richie

"Wait on me girl,
Cry in the night if it helps
But more than ever
I simply love you
More than I love life itself"
- Elton John

JLee said...

I'm not a big fan now, but boy when I was in grade school, he was the shit.

Anonymous said...

I love me some Elton John. Sorry. it's true. "Daniel" makes me weep... ok well almost. If you ever have an opportunity to catch the episode of 'Inside the Actors Studio' he did a few years ago you should set the DVR accordingly. It was moving and amazing and truly brought me a new appreciation for him as an artist and... musical genius.

Claire said...

I *love* about a third of Elton's stuff. The other two thirds drive me batty. Great song this week!