In Praise of Butterflies
I have always had a thing about coloured pencils, paint, pencil sharpeners (post 19th march)…more so from my late teenage years when we were prone to stay up night with friends doodling. So if you ever want to shut me up, you know what to do.
SONG OF THE DAY Someone Saved My Life Tonight (live) -Elton John
Its funny but poor old Elton became a bit of a cliche of himself to the point that lots of people do not hear his songs as they are so busy looking at the tiaras and tantrums. I was brought up in Watford between 7 and 18 years old, so Elton was bit of a local hero. In the mid 70’s, a friend of mine at school was mad about him, and won a competition to meet him, and he kissed her…she was over the moon…! I had another friend who was a jeweller in Hatton Gardens in the 80’s and designed a Watford rosette full of yellow and black stones for Mr John…presumabably ordered by the man himself. I was trying to think of a song that had butterflies in it and this was the one that got stuck. This 1976 version is wonderous…great voice.