Friday, November 14, 2008

Elton clarifies his position on gay marriage

From the USA Today;
"What is wrong with Proposition 8 is that they went for marriage. Marriage is going to put a lot of people off, the word marriage." He went on to say, "I don't want to be married. I'm very happy with a civil partnership. If gay people want to get married, or get together, they should have a civil partnership...You get the same equal rights that we do when we have a civil partnership. Heterosexual people get married. We can have civil partnerships."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another useless Top 100 list from Rolling Stone

This time its the Top 100 Singer Of All Time

Elton comes in at #38.

38 | Elton John

Photo: Redfern/Redferns/Retna
March 25th,


"Your Song," "Goodbye
Yellow Brick Road," "Tiny Dancer"

Rivers Cuomo, George
Michael, Axl Rose

John Lennon once told Rolling Stone that when he heard Elton John singing "Your Song" — the 1970 breakthrough ballad that spotlighted John's voice and its union of rock & roll grandness with deep soul feeling — he thought, "Great, that's the first new thing that's happened since we happened." Only a few years earlier, John had claimed, "I can't really sing." Once he found his voice, though, he quickly turned out to have a dumbfounding stylistic range, unleashing his singsong falsetto and his ferocious hard-rock bellow. "He was mixing his falsetto and his chest voice to really fantastic effect in the Seventies," says Ben Folds. "There's that point in 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,' where he sings, 'on the grooound' — his voice is all over the shop. It's like jumping off a diving board when he did that."

Your Song

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Tiny Dancer

Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long Long Time)

Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Candle in the Wind

Crocodile Rock


9. I
Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

Bennie and the Jets