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    how do you guys think the elton john biopic rocketman will perform? - is it something you're looking forward to or are you underwhelmed at the thought of it?

    comparisons with bohemian rhapsody will abound, for the similarity in subject matter alone if not the timing - but bohemain rhapsody was a success (despite it's obvious flaws) because people like and are drawn to freddie mercury

    i wonder whether elton john holds the same allure for an audience

    how do you guys in the good ol' us of a view elton? - is he loved and revered as a musical legend, or is he thought of in a similar way to the way us brits see him .... a bit grumpy, a bit sour, a bit of a moody diva who need to chill the frick out and smile once in a while?

    in short, is elton liked enough for rocketman to hope for the same sort of interest as freddie m garnered?

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    Underwhelmed would be my vote.

    Don't get me wrong, there's probably 6-9 songs he has that I like but I can't say I'm a big fan.
    Same way I feel about Billy Joel and the Rolling Stones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp88 View Post
    i wonder whether elton john holds the same allure for an audience

    ... a bit grumpy, a bit sour, a bit of a moody diva who need to chill the frick out and smile once in a while?
    someone should check if he has jumpng cactus stuck to his butt.



    edit: speaking of elton john-adjacent performers, he's probably too old if
    they were to do a biopic, but I think Jude Law has a very similar voice and
    body language to the late George Michael.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp88 View Post
    how do you guys think the elton john biopic rocketman will perform? - is it something you're looking forward to or are you underwhelmed at the thought of it?

    comparisons with bohemian rhapsody will abound, for the similarity in subject matter alone if not the timing - but bohemain rhapsody was a success (despite it's obvious flaws) because people like and are drawn to freddie mercury

    i wonder whether elton john holds the same allure for an audience

    how do you guys in the good ol' us of a view elton? - is he loved and revered as a musical legend, or is he thought of in a similar way to the way us brits see him .... a bit grumpy, a bit sour, a bit of a moody diva who need to chill the frick out and smile once in a while?

    in short, is elton liked enough for rocketman to hope for the same sort of interest as freddie m garnered?


    He's got some good music but I shared a room growing up with my big brother so I'm biased. Every night he'd stack records on his turntable and I had to listen to his favorite music going to sleep, which consisted of James Taylor, Cat Stevens, and Elton John played over and over.

    To this day I can't abide listening to any of them.

    I can listen to Saturdays alright for fighting because of the guitar but that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    I've had an interesting morning.

    One of the full grown cats, the totally misnamed "Grandma" walked up for breakfast this morning with 3 pieces of cactus stuck to her back.
    I've gotten 2 of them off over the course of the morning but she understandingly hiding from me now.
    When she shows up for dinner, I'll see if I can get the 3rd one off of her.



    They call it "Jumping Cactus" for a reason.
    She showed up for dinner tonight and it was gone.
    I walked the yard to see if she left something behind but I couldn't find anything.
    It's possible someone else might have pulled it out for her.

    She seemed alright and when I lightly rubbed her down the back to see if there were any spines left, I didn't find any & she didn't react.
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    I can't say I'm a big fan of Saturday mornings.

    Every Saturday the dogs (for blocks) all bark because it's time for the roving packs of Catholics walking down the streets, coming to save our souls.
    They've pretty much learned to avoid our house but occasionally a new one or a stubborn old one will knock on the door,
    and sometimes if I'm lucky...I'll have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
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    you can say what you like about this last series of game of thrones (and the frivolous petition to remake season 8 is currently running at more than a million entries) but any show that's heading into the very last episode and still leaves no clues about which way it will go can only be a good thing

    there have been far too many unexpected twists and unforeseen turns over it's entire run to assume we're going to get a morally satisfactory hollywood ending

    "i know enough to know what's instantly forgettable"

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    Don't they have to set it up for the sequel/spin off/ son or daughter of/back story/ prequel or whatever?

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    starting to think that my backyard marks the intersecting point of
    two or more 'leylines of silver birch tree fuckery' because 90% of
    m'neighbourhood's silver birch leaves and seeds seem to end up here
    when it gets windy.

    (Be interesting to see how long a zen rock gardener would remain zen
    if they had this amount of leaves accumulating on their rocks.)

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    I'm going to see John Wick 3 in the morning but since I have to be home when the kid gets out of school, I have to go to the theater without the electric reclining lounger seats,
    and no 35 trillion color projectors and bleed through your ears 11.1 multi-layered surround sound. (my tinnitus will thank me though)
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