Hi Everybody, I hope you all had a wonderful week-end, I sure did!!
Me and my buddy Alex, left early Saturday morning to head up north to the Lake Huron shoreline, and pay a visit to my brother Mark and my nephew Kurtice. They live in a sweet little resort town of Oscoda. For years, Oscoda was the home of Wurtsmith Air Force Base, but during the Clinton Administratrion it was closed down. It sat useless for many years, but a few years ago, the city decided that it had value, and began to sell all the housing on base as resort property. That was a great idea, and Mark decided to buy a home there for after his 20 years was up. Anyway, thats where I have been these last 2 days. We golfed 9 holes on Saturday, and yesterday we golfed 18. My Step-dad Earl lives about 30 miles away near a town called Hale Michigan, and he joined us for golf on Sunday.....We all had a blast!!
So this is Musical Monday eh?...How about a little Elton John Trivia?
According to a Rolling Stone Interview, in 1968 Elton had not come out of the closet yet, he met a woman..."She was 6 feet tall, and was going out with a midget in Sheffield...he used to beat her up, and I felt so sorry for her. But I fell desparately in love with her, and we moved in together... but it was 6 months of pure hell....I tried to commit suicide, but it was a very Woody Allen type suicide, I turned on the gas but left all the windows open". In spite of all this dysfunction, Elton still had planned to marry her. The night before the ceremony, his friend and manager, John Baldry, came over and convinced him to call it off. ( I wonder HOW he convinced him?) Some time later, Elton and Bernie Taupin, wrote "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" about Baldry's 11th hour marriage intervention.
For the record, Elton didn't like this song at all. In fact, he thought that it was the worst vocal of all time,.,...But it hit #4 on the charts, and was nominated for a Grammy.
...It's a rainy day, AND a Monday...but I'm not letting it get me down....... Peace!!!