Elton John and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, were fans of Ray Bradbury’s writing and the song “Rocket Man” was, in fact, inspired by Bradbury’s 1951 short story “The Rocket Man”. I recommend reading the Bradbury short story “The Rocket Man” and then plug in the earbuds (or Seashells?) and give Elton’s “Rocket Man” a listen. Neither one will disappoint.
Archive for ‘Top Ten’
ZZ Top: A Top Ten (RIP Dusty)
The music world lost a rock-n-blues legend a few days ago. Dusty Hill, founding member and bass player for the rock-n-blues trio ZZ Top, put away his bass for the last time. In honor of Dusty. my top ten ZZ Top tunes.
Brothers Gibb: A Bee Gees Top Ten!
Not too long ago, I was mesmerized by the music documentary “Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”. This film tells the story of the Brothers Gibb, also known as The Bee Gees. I’ve been a fan of the Bee Gees since I can remember. And now I have my Bee Gees Top Ten list!
My Elvis Top Ten!
I could not think of a better top ten to end the year with than an Elvis Presley Top Ten! I’ve been an Elvis fan since the first time I heard “That’s All Right”. Elvis had it all from a big, generous heart to a big, golden voice.
A Rainy Top Twenty!
It has been a very rainy summer in Misawa, Japan.
Queen +Who? A Bohemian Top Ten!
Surfing and searching for something new to watch due to just falling in a big “show hole” after completing a couple of good series on Netflix, I found a new documentary on Queen.
A Pretenders Top Ten!
Don’t pretend to not notice my Pretenders Top Ten songs!
Musical Crushes = Powerhouse Women of Rock!
This Top Ten is dedicated to all those “bad girls out there that play that rock-n-roll” and dominate our ears, hearts, and prepubescent crushes!
Springsteen and Friendship (A Top Twenty)
Music brings people together and is the cornerstone for several of my friendships.
SRV Top Ten
My Top Ten songs from the rock-n-blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughn!