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Today I am ecstatic.  I just learned that Elton John is coming to Austin @ The Frank Erwin Center on April 10, 2010.  Tickets are $45-$125, which is pretty cheap all things considered.  I’m definitely going.  Sure, it’s a greatest hits tour, but many of those hits came from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road which has been a lifelong favorite of mine and I’m sure to hear several from that record.  Like seeing Iron Maiden the first time, I’m sure this will be a memorable show.

As I have stated before, my older brother Robert was a big influence on me musically when I was a kid.  he got me into KISS, Alice Cooper, RUSH, Judas Priest, Uriah Heep and yes, Elton John.  Similar to what I wrote about in the Alice Cooper blog a while back, this album takes me back to far simpler times.  Either living in Camelot (yes, that was the name of our neighborhood) or on the farm, this album was listened to a lot by my brother and me.  It always takes me back to those good times.  It still amazes me how music can connect like that.  Even siting here just thinking about the intro to Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding I have goosebumps and am even getting a little choked up.  How un-metal of me!  But facts are facts.  Music gets me emotional…or rather I get myself emotional to music.  However one wants to look at it.

His collaborations with Bernie Taupin have been phenomenal.  On top of that, Elton is a great performer.  Flamboyant, funny, talented.

Seeing Elton live will close my concert circle a little more…you know…that list of bands that you always wanted to see but never got to.  Elton is one of them.  What’s even nicer is that I’ll be able to walk to the show…5 blocks!

Written by The Metal Files

February 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm

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  1. Nothing “un-Metal” about it… nothing. I have my “core” list of non-Metal bands and musicians as well. Music should play on your emotions… if it didn’t, then you would be a cyborg.

    That is an amazing Elton John album… I would never argue about that! My wife saw Elton John back in the mid 80’s… she said it was great.

    I have been listening to Mark Knopfler’s newest album consistently lately – “Get Lucky”… being “non-Metal” keeps me grounded… maybe you know what I mean, I’m thinking you do.

    metalodyssey

    February 18, 2010 at 10:36 pm


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