“Elton in the house!”
“many, many hours of private practice”
he lived for the music
more of an assemblage and defined by the juxtaposition of instruments
Songs you know can still surprise with emotional depth you forgot was there.
I’m sure the album will grow on me over time
I’m going to perform all of that material in a two part set at The Duplex on Nov. 5th in time for my birthday at the stroke of midnight. And Caleb has been kind enough to come to New York to play guitar during the first set
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.
“Often I am asked to play some “special music” in church for communion or prayer times and this is the kind of music that people were requesting so it was done entirely at home during times of inspiration!”
After 45 years, some folks from the Mabel Mercer Foundation put together a tribute concert to Mabel and Bobby at Town Hall, the same legendary location where they met in 1968 for their infamous concert. And I missed it
Paul Williams today rushed out on stage and really meant it when he sang to the audience that he “wouldn’t last a day without you.” He’s grateful to be alive and it appears he’s happier than he’s ever been