When we went with Elton John as a our featured artist for our weekly Radio KBwD installment back on Friday, it was due in large part to the fact that he had pulled off a trifecta this summer. In addition to playing at Rush's wedding, he cheezed off the international Left by refusing to participate in an Israel boycott by performing in Tel Aviv and just last week at a concert in Arizona, he essentially told musicians and artists who were boycotting Arizona to pound sand.
We won't pretend to know what John's politics are and frankly we don't care because the man is doing an awful lot right by angering the right people.
With that in mind, we thought a little bit about it over the weekend and decided we should have some fun with this.
Beers with Demo is declaring this coming week as Sir Elton John Week for all he's done in flipping the bird to the left and, of course, making great music.
With that in mind, over the next week, we'll be posting videos of our favorite Elton John songs. If you have a blog, please join in the fun and post some of your own. If you are a reader/commenter, chime in with suggestions.
We'll be more than happy to link to blogs that take up the cause. Having said all that, let's get to it. Here's the man on a BBC special back in 1970 performing, "Take Me to the Pilot".
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Radio KBwD is on the air (Special Edition)
Posted by Dean at 8/01/2010 07:12:00 PM
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I choked when I was living in London in the mid-90s. I was still a metalhead and had no use for softer rock and passed a chance to see Elton John at a great venue.
Regrets, I've had a few.
I love it when people surprise you...nothing like a little liberal on liberal reality check. Guess the Knight is a legitimate free thinker.
Sarah, recall a few years back when Eminem was accused of homophobia in the lyrics of his music. It was Elton John who reached out to him and they wound up performing together at the Grammys.
W.C., you were so much older then, you're younger than that now.
Unflappable post. Thanks!
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