Skip to comments.Israel does not need Elvis Costello or Roger Waters to Rock
Posted on 06/14/2014 6:38:59 AM PDT by rktman
Sir Elton John has never claimed to be the outstanding political commentator of our time. Yet on June 17, 2010, during his concert performance in the Ramat Gan Tel Aviv stadium, he rebuked the hypocrisy, sanctimoniousness and bigotry of the boycotters of the State of Israel with his remark that we dont cherry-pick our conscience. Elton John has refused to bow to pressure from anti-Israeli activists.
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Yeah I don’t see too many of the Israel haters rushing to tour Gaza or the West Bank.
Haters are going to hate......
Elvis Costello and Roger Waters - all that talent, and not a lick of sense.
It’s nice to see that some of these people aren’t complete imbeciles.
I’ve always thought that Elton John, no matter or weird or wacky his persona has never lost the “common touch”. And he is very fair minded. I saw him interviewed after he sang that song at Princess Diana’s funeral. You’ll remember it was “Candle in the Wind” with new lyrics. And the interviewer said to him: so, you re-wrote the song for this...and Elton John said: well, actually Bernie Taupin re-wrote the song. My guess is a lot of people would have said, oh yes, I did. Or maybe “we did”, but he gave all the credit to the other guy.
And I’ve always thought Mick Jagger is smart. A little nuts, maybe, but not in any way dumb.
Elton played at Rush’s wedding for one million dollars. Guess he likes a buck as much as anyone.
That’s right, I’d forgotten that. IMHO it’s nuts to pay that kind of money for entertainment. Rush probably could have hired the Boston Pops for a fraction of that. (That’s what I’d do!)
I was such a huge fan of Elton John when I was younger. After he got super famous I wasn’t that crazy about his stuff, but I do still like him as a person. And of course I still love his old songs.
Music is forbidden by fundamentalist Isamicists.
Actually this won’t pose much of a problem for most of the so-called “artists” who are working so diligently to usher in the global Calliphate.
I’m a MUCH bigger fan of Pink Floyd than Elton John (Just look at my username), but I gotta hand it to Sir Elton here. He played Israel, ignoring his left-wing cohorts, AND he played Rush Limbaugh’s wedding. How cool is that! Besides, I was a huge fan of his back in the early 70s, like every other kid in America.
The whole BDS movement is just thinly disguised antisemitism, and in Waters’ case it’s not so thinly disguised.
Jagger was attending and getting high grades at the London School of Economics when the Rolling Stones were formed; he is no slouch intellectually.
Elton John... rebuked the hypocrisy, sanctimoniousness and bigotry of the boycotters of the State of Israel with his remark that we dont cherry-pick our conscience.
You’re half right.
I sat through 45 minutes of PETA crap waiting for Sir Paul to take the stage. Sir Elton’s shows were always about the music. An excellent showman!
True. I have never cared for him as a singer, but as a conversationalist he can be highly enjoyable. Roger Waters, on the other hand, has always struck me as a most unpleasant person when interviewed.
I saw EJ in '72 and again in either '73 or '74. The first concert was very basic, but I have never - before or since - more enjoyed a live performance from any rock/pop musician. I believe it cost me under $3.00 for the ticket. The second concert was musically less impressive, but was a far more elaborate "show" that certainly wowed the crowd. Those two events provided more entertainment per dollar than anything else I ever attended (except maybe for a surprisingly entertaining Three Dog Night concert I caught on the cheap around the same time).
I lost interest in Elton's music after his "Caribou" album, but still dig out the old stuff once in a while.
I share your opinions about Elton’s music. I saw him live twice in the 80s, great shows...unfortunately tickets were a bit more than $3. He played lots of oldies, which is why many of us were there.
When Jagger heard that Costello and Waters were boycotting Israel he said, Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. He and the Stones then added another performance to their schedule in Israel. Good on ya, Sir Mick!
Then there is this; my very favorite Elton John/Bernie Taupin song:
My opinion of the stock of the Stones and of Elton John has just gone through the roof. God bless ‘em.
I echo your sentiments on all counts. For your reference, Elton John played for Rush Limbaugh’s most recent wedding reception. And, of course, he was roundly criticized for it, not surprisingly, by the very same tolerant gay mafia crowd who would destroy a baker for refusing services to a same-sex wedding.
And Elton obviously knew playing at Rush Limbaugh’s wedding would upset many in the gay community....so I do give him some kudos for that.
Jagger also admired Maggie Thatcher.
Mick Jagger went to the London School of Economics... he is not stupid.