Shana, is that you?
Who else would I be? It’s time for another Quiz!
So naturally that means …
I get to report on the Elton John concert I attended in July.
Of course! What else would it mean?
But I didn’t get a chance to last month because Sam Gooden from The Impressions died.
That was a horrible blow!
And I suppose now would be a good time to mention that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving Queen of England, also passed away at 96.
And Elton John is very close with the Royal family.
Who knew? Which reminds me, have you ever seen Carol Burnett as Queen Elizabeth?
I don’t think so….
Well Mom, that was a very moving tribute. Anyway, he…
Elton John!!! was Knighted by the Queen in 1998. Princess Diana was one of his friends and he performed a re-written version of “Candle in the Wind” as a tribute to her at her funeral.
He also acknowledged the Queen’s passing at one of his Farewell concerts. I’m also super thrilled that Her Majesty also knighted Paul McCartney and guess who else?
Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb!
Of course! Naturellement!
Apparently Prince (now King Charles III) did the honors for the former Bee Gee. What’s funny is that Barry himself (see video below) said that he hoped Charles would become King.
Apparently there are also a lot of awards in the British Honor System. The Beatles got an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 1965.
Is that sooooo????
It’s an award for contributions to arts and sciences, or charitable work. Paul McCartney also got a Companion of Honor Award in 2018. Elton John also got this award. Another award from the Queen is CBE (Commander of the British Empire). Barry and Robin were awarded it for services to music. Maurice’s son collected the award for his dad because the ceremony was in 2004.
You seem to know a lot of things. Can we start the Quiz now?
Mom! I haven’t started my report on the Elton John concert yet!
Then what have we been doing all this time?????
OK, The Elton John concert on July 15th. It was amazing! The close-ups on the screen showing his hands on the piano were cool.
Where are they?
I sent them to you in email!!!!
Oh…is that what those pictures were? What did I do with them? Oh geez! This stinks! This is total B.S.! Oh wait, here they are.
He also played a rare song from “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player”… which for some reason we have, so I thought that was cool. I guess you or maybe daddy bought it?
I bought it. I used to belong to the Record of the Month Club.
We have it here along with “Madman Across the Water”.
Anyway. I had a field seat because, well, I couldn’t decide which was the best seat at the last minute…
and it was VERY last minute because I wasn’t sure if going would be possible due to vaccine mandates but apparently Citizen’s Bank Park wasn’t asking at this stage? Anyway, there was a special wristband for people who had field seats.
I suppose that’s another picture I’m supposed to have?
He opened with “Bennie and the Jets” like last time. He told a story about Aretha Franklin that I loved which went something like this:
Can you believe that she performed when she was ill? I couldn’t believe it. His last song of the night was “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and that was when Elton said it was his last show in Philly. I felt sad all over again.
The images on the screen were kind of bittersweet too, pictures of Elton throughout his career, then he gets onto a lift that takes him off-stage. Last thing you see on the screen is Elton walking down the Yellow Brick Road to his retirement.
Apparently he played Philadelphia 52 times! He also thanked people and well, I wasn’t born yet, but, I like being thanked.
We’ll all be thankful when this scintillating “report” is over.
I’ll miss him but he deserves to spend more time with his family. Apparently there is an upcoming Disney+ documentary…
called “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years that Made His Legend.” It sounds exciting, does it not?
It sounds lengthy.
According to what I’ve read, there will be unseen footage and new interviews. I can’t wait. I’ll miss him when he retires.
Is that it?
Yes, that is it.
Praise the lord!!!!!
Who’s in The Quiz this month?
Do you remember “Rosetta Stone”?
Didn’t her daughter slam the trunk lid down on her head?
Yeah, that was unfortunate…. Here she is again with another painful story:
Elaine, is there anything you can suggest for pain from a needle stick besides Ledum? I’ve just had the most painful blood-draw I’ve ever had! I can hardly stand to touch it and it hurts to bend my arm. I took Ledum 200C and it’s not helping.
“Rosetta”, take ___________200C.
Rosetta, did you ever take ___________200C? If so, what happened?
Yes, and it went away. It hurt like crazy! I don’t know what [the nurse] did, the vein was all sticking up and weird afterwards.
How long did it take for _________ to act?
It felt better within 30 minutes and completely gone by the next morning. By the time I went to bed at 11, it only hurt when I touched it. Before that, it was stinging constantly and I couldn’t stand to bend my arm.
Elaine, here’s a picture of my arm. See? No bruising!
Do you have a “before” picture showing a bruise?
No, that’s just it, it never bruised! That’s what’s so unusual, I always bruise within a few hours of a blood draw and it usually lasts a week. And Ledum doesn’t help. This time there is no bruise.
OK, that’s it everybody! Do you know the remedy? Write to me at [email protected] and let me know. The answer will be in next month’s ezine. See you then! Bye-bye!