Thank you, thank you, thank you to Elton and Billy for a totally awesome show, for sounding like you did when I was young and twenty, and for singing songs that I could sing along with, out loud, and not get yelled at by the people around me.
I know what you’re thinking: what does the Elton John, Billy Joel concert have to do with anything writing-related? Isn’t this just a blatant excuse for Cathy C. Hall to say “nah-nah-na-pooh-pooh, I saw Elton and Billy and you didn’t”?
It just so happens that the duo sang a few Beatles songs, which makes me think of the Fab Four, including George Harrison. Which reminds me that George Singleton will be here Wednesday in the continuing educational writing series, What Not To Do Wednesday. You do not want to miss that awesome, not to mention fab, post!
So there. Never let it be said that I would mention seeing Elton John and Billy Joel and their freakin’ amazing show just to gloat.
Elton John and Billy Joel have plenty to do with writing.They’re both writers. And pretty good ones at that.I like writing that inspires. Most of us are inspired by well written music just as much as we are inspired by well written books, newspapers (remember those?), blogs and traffic citations. Ok, maybe not traffic citations.
Absolutely! The harmony of words and music is a powerful thing. And newspapers used to be powerful, too, huh? But the word will always be powerful, no matter how it’s presented.
“Newspaper” what’s that? Oh yeah, that’s where they write drafts before publishing to Google Reader.
It’s funny how mind association works. When you said Elton John and Billy Joel, the name Bella Abzug came to mind.
HAHAHA! You guys make me laugh.