Sep 19, 2006

Wild Goose Chase Leads to Dancing

As an underemployed friend of society, favors and wild goose chases are a big part of my life. Today's project comes from Michael W:
When it comes to all things Elton John, you da man! Here's the deal: [my boss] tasked me with figuring out what song Elton John sang on a tv program recently. All he knew is that it was performed live with all sorts of models dancing all about. Right. Sure. No problem. Whatever. So I googled and clicked and [think he's referring to the Fashion Rocks show]. Any friends or bloggers or contacts you might have who would know this? Cause if so, they might also know what the other song was that he liked from the program…something about dancing. Might not seem like much to work with--dancing--but aren't most songs about love or death? There can't be nearly as many about dancing. I'm good as long as the song doesn't talk about loving to dance or dancing 'til you die.

To maintain my da man status, I agreed to take on this task for the busy MW. From various reports, it appears Elton performed a number of numbers during the show, but the dancing song, I'm almost positive, is Scissor Sisters' I Don't Feel Like Dancing from their new release Ta-Dah.

It makes me feel like doing just that.

In related news, Sir Elton appears on the track and releases his complement to Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Captain and the Kid tomorrow as well.

4 comments:

Hammer said...

Nice detective work. BTW way, have you ever heard Biz Markie's cover of Bennie and the Jets? So bad it's beautiful...

wharman said...

My ears! Hammer, the Biz doesn't have what I need. I do have a certain sympathy for the man who was an unwitting part of ruining the free sample culture in hip hop. Damn Gilbert O'Sullivan.

Dumbek said...

I love me some Elton, but damn - he latches on to everyone these days.

wharman said...

Hi Dumbek - my eyebrow is raised at EJ for releasing not one but two new records since he declared the label industry corrupt and that he was finished making records for them. Everyone can change his mind, but I think it would've been cool if he released them independently.