Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player

Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player

“Anyone who lip-synchs … should be shot.”
– Elton John, 2004 Q Awards

“All photographers … should be shot.”
– Elton John, 2006 Cannes Film Festival

Who will Elton John want shot next? Nelly Furtado? Puppies?

Let’s try to remember happier times, when Elton wrote classic hits while high as a kite. Here’s a Stereogum fave:

Elton John – “Come Down In Time” (MP3 Link Expired)

Incidentally, one of the best concerts I ever saw was a taping of CMT Crossroads: Elton John & Ryan Adams that never aired because Ryan Adams didn’t show up! Pro that he is, Elton played solo and blew everyone away in the intimate setting.

He sure is a cranky old bitch, though. Maybe he’s pissed Mick Jagger can have a TV show in America and Elton can’t.

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