Elton John’s 69th Birthday – My Top 5 Elton Songs

Elton John celebrated birthday number 69* this Easter so I thought I’d put up a list of my top five Elton songs ever, which considering the depth of that back catalogue could be tough. But then off the top of my head, I realised my absolute favourites have been pretty much set in stone for the…

Elton John’s Tribute To Jonah Lomu

Jonah Lomu I was surprised by how affected I was hearing the news of Jonah Lomu’s death. Sitting on a bus of tourists set to explore the preserved movie set of Hobbiton in New Zealand’s Waikato, I was the only Kiwi on board when it was announced on the PA. In a group of 30…

RIP Charlotte Dawson – Elton John’s “All The Nasties.”

Charlotte Dawson. So sad to hear about New Zealand / Australian broadcaster Charlotte Dawson’s death. Whatever the details turn out to be, she was someone long tormented by online abuse. The things we say to each other online are often so staggeringly horrid – hopefully this makes some people think again before typing. As Elton…

The Genius Of Eminem, 2Pac & Elton John

Tupac Shakur Granted, the late night audience on Newstalk ZB is unlikely to be dominated by hip hop fans, but it still makes me laugh when I get calls like Mike’s* last week where he mused that “rap was just missing the letter ‘c’ at the start.” Haven’t heard that before Mike! Oblivious to the…

Elton John’s 65th Birthday – His Top 5 Songs

Elton John celebrated birthday number 65 yesterday so I thought I’d put up a list of my top five Elton songs ever, which considering the depth of that back catalogue could be tough. But then off the top of my head, I realised my absolute favourites have been pretty much set in stone for the last…

Did Elton John Really Stay At A 2-Star Guesthouse In Cambodia?

The signed photo that hangs proudly at the Fancy Guesthouse. It’s the question on everyone’s lips: Did superstar Elton John stay at a 2-star guesthouse while in Cambodia a couple of years ago? According to the proud owner of the Fancy Guesthouse in downtown Phnom Penh, it most certainly was Elton John who decided to…