Category Archives: Music

Elton John at Madison Square Garden, New York City, on October 20 and 21, 2000

I logged on to Zoom to watch one of those meetings for work, although after my name was mentioned I stepped outside to take my laundry out of the dryer.  I did not have good feelings about the future.  I … Continue reading

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Elton John at Estadio do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 25, 1995

I missed the news that the Elton John Classic Concert Series had been moved to Fridays, so I was late in getting around to the Rio de Janeiro concert at Estadio do Flamengo on November 25, 1995.  The disappointment was … Continue reading

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Elton John at Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy on April 26, 1989

I woke up early and listened to the American Top 40 show from July 20, 1974.  Number 40 was Jim Croce’s “Workin’ at the Car Wash Blues.”  Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” was Number 4, … Continue reading

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Elton John at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia on December 14, 1986

Since I didn’t have to go to work, I was able to watch the Elton John video of the Sydney concert on December 14, 1986 when it was released to us.  It was his last concert before he was to … Continue reading

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Elton John at the Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland on September 17, 1976

The holiday weekend seemed to be bleak with bad news about the virus, but I took some time to watch the first of the Elton John Classic Concert Series.  The one was a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse in Scotland … Continue reading

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Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine

Looking through Facebook, I saw that I had only a few hours to see “Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine.”  It was nearly two hours long, and it went through many of Prine’s great songs.  One of the thoughts … Continue reading

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The Magic Flute

I saw Emily Turner on the local news and watched Good Morning America before I took the buses into Emeryville. I was frustrated with the long wait for the 57 bus. I went to the theatre box office and bought … Continue reading

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Western Stars

I went out to Emeryville and bought a ticket to see “Western Stars.” Any movie that begins with a shot of horses running across a plain is going to remind me of “The Misfits.” The film is a performance of … Continue reading

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Le Nozze di Figaro

I took the day off from work because I thought the A’s might have a home playoff game yesterday, but then I found I had to make other plans. I took the F bus and walked over to the opera … Continue reading

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2019, Day 3

I watched CBS Sunday Morning and got ready to take the F bus into San Francisco for the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. I saw the inside of the new transit center for the first time. I took the Fulton bus … Continue reading

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