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Sex, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll

USA | Sunday, 9 June 2019 | Views [95]

Rocketman — Sex, Drugs and Rock-and-Roll

Rocketman — Sex, Drugs and Rock-and-Roll

I SAW ELTON JOHN LIVE AT MADISON Square Garden in the summer of ’82.  I can’t imagine what my host paid the scalper but our seats were only 50 feet from his piano.  Sure, I liked his music — Daniel, Your Song, Honky Cat — there are just too many to name but I had no idea about the man (men?) behind the music.

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     Up Close and Personal (photo from internet)

If you are chronologically more than 60 and/or mentally over the age of 12, there isn’t much from Hollywood worth getting excited about.  Which is why Connie and I took a chance on Rocketman on Sunday — at least we knew Elton John's music.  Senior tickets were only five bucks each and came with fully-reclining, heated Lazyboy-type seating and super-surround sound, of course.  Popcorn and a large diet-Coke set us back another $17, though — a bargain when compared to the dad who dropped $50 for a couple of pizzas and drinks!

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    MONEY — Don't Leave Home Without It!

  Anyhow, the movie was pretty good — a trifecta of sex, drugs and rock-and-roll. The rather explicit sex scenes made Brokeback Mountain seem like a Dick and Jane (Dick and James?) reader, but since Elton himself was a producer it was probably mostly true-ish.  (This is a movie after all, Candace.)  But the music was fantastic and we left with a supply of ear worms to last us a month. 

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