The Forever Perfection of “Dancing Queen”

Breathe in deep, and fill your lungs with air. Look up to the sky, and raise your hands up above your head. Smile, and wear your flashiest dress or your widest lapels. Twirl around. Strap on those platform shoes. You know you look good. “Dancing Queen,” the shimmering, bombastic, amazing 1976 disco manifesto is playingContinue reading “The Forever Perfection of “Dancing Queen””

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, by Elton John

Sometimes, a song is just so lovely. Even for Elton John. Many of Elton John’s songs are lovely. Early in his career, in partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin, John would release sparse love songs and ballads, a troubadour sitting at his piano delivering songs that were at once lush and sparse, ethereal and dense. ThereContinue reading “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, by Elton John”

Rock and Roll Easter Eggs

Wikipedia defines an Easter egg as a “hidden message, or a secret feature.” In software, it could be a simple game that appears when a certain keyboard combination is used, or on a DVD, hidden features are revealed when a menu image is selected. Rock and roll is filled with wonderful Easter eggs. An EasterContinue reading “Rock and Roll Easter Eggs”