Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Elton John And A TV Show In States?

Be it far from me to be naggin' on Elton John but the dude just keeps glaring from the print media and I can't help it!
Seems he has an American television show proposed and supposedly in production. Now what, you may ask, would Elton John have in mind for American television? A good half hour each week of concert footage from the 70s? A Sonny & Cher or Captain & Tennile variety hour? NAH...Seems Elton is developing a show about an aging rock star.
Oh be still you beating drum sticks! John says "It's not about me, but about everybody we've encountered over the past 30 years."
Oh great! I can just see Mick, David and "Legs Rod" clammering to fill him in on all the personal details of their lives and...why...even BE IN the bloody thing!
The show is going to have a great "twist" too. It's going to be a COMEDY. John says, yes he does keep yacking, "We've met every star and seen every misbehavior. It's an upmarket Spinal Tap. I think it will be one of the funniest things on TV in a while.
John says the central character wouldn't really be him. He offered up "male divas" Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury as the unfortunate souls he would torment. Or as John, I believe, said would be the inspiration.
He won't star in the show but has written a song for the title character and has supposedly hired on Sex & The City writer Cindy Chupack.
Yes...Elton John will be an executive producer. Fellow executive producer Michael Edelstein says "Elton's been very public about the craziness of his life. There's nothing like the world of rock n' roll. He's got a hairdresser, valet, and two SWAT bodyguards on staff. They've assembled their own family."
I guess since Elton John has been so PUBLIC about HIS "CRAZINESS" he believes he should dip into the "pot", so to speak, and dredge out all the muck he can find and play with it in a public sandbox which he has more than enough money to pay for.
"He was born on a Christmas morning when the New York Times said God was dead and the war had begun..." Elton John, he loves his money! But lacking the kid to fly the colored balloons.
Fortunate for John that Bernie Taupin was around way back when because with ideas like this John's lyric's would have been damnation to him.


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