Monday, March 26, 2007
Okay, I've got a task for all you guys. Explain Elton John. To me, he is like Donald Rumsfeld - I don't get it. He has written some pleasant enough tunes, though most of them ruined by Bernie Taupin's appalling lyrics. "And it seems to me you lived your life/ Like a candle in the wind/ Never knowing who to cling to/When the rain set in..." In what way, exactly, does a candle in the wind not know who to turn to when the rain sets in? Elton John is like Andrew Lloyd Webber; he does rock 'n' roll, but he isn't rock 'n' roll. Then there are all those daft clothes and the absurd Mr-Pooter-Goes-To-Bond-Street consumerism. And now he's sixty and holding absurdly grand celebrations in New York. Who is this for? I give up.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 2:24 pm