Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Me (2019) by Elton John. COVID-19 Recreational Reading

Me (2019) by Elton John. COVID-19 Recreational Reading 

Recently, I finished Elton John's autobiography, Me (2019). It follows many of the tropes (art/excess/celebrities, aka Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll!) of the rock & roll auto/biography genre, but at the same time does include quite of bit of non-typical self-reflection and self-directed humor. I would have liked some more commentary on the creation of the songs/albums (what? no discussion of the legendary Thom Bell Philly Sound session!). A light and entertaining read that I paired with watching the "Rocketman" biopic (which didn't do the book justice) and listening to the albums from "Empty Sky" through "Victim of Love".

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