08The album that messed me up as a child and changed my musical direction was Elton John’s Greatest Hits. I had no idea a white guy could sing with that kind of soul—maybe there was hope for me…alas, to no avail.
Also, the chords he played weren’t normal barre chords you could cop on an acoustic. Having no piano in my house, I had to learn how to adjust my fingers on the guitar fretboard. I loved the challenge!
I played this record so much, I had to get a second one. My first copy had a bunch of skips in it, and to this day, when I hear a certain song, it goes like this:
So goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can’t plant me in your penthouse
I’m going back to my…
Going back to my…
Going back to my…
Beachcomber Music Award winner Tim Morinelli is one half of the Flash Flood Duo, one quarter of the Flash Flood band, and one of the Emerald Coast’s most-loved karaoke hosts. Find all his upcoming dates in this issue’s Live Music Calendar.
- Art Classes & Workshops
- Art Events
- Art Galleries
- Call to Artists
- The Incredible Expanding Underwater Museum of Art
- A New Take on Family Get-Togethers
- Holi at Last!
- Restaurant Guide
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
- Alaqua to the Rescue Again
- Logo All the Way… Destin High School Call for Submissions
- PFLAG Organizes in Niceville
Alaqua to the Rescue Again
Late last week, Alaqua Animal Refuge responded to a plea for help from Washington County Animal Control and took in 85 neglected animals from a single property. There were many types of...
Brace Yourselves…The Storm’s A-Comin’
By Charles Morgan III The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck’s classic American novel, was written 80 years ago. My parents were youngsters in the 1930s when Steinbeck wrote the saga...
And the 2019 Nominees Are…
Don’t get too excited (because I’m not), but here are the nominees for Beachcomber Music Awards Chapter 11 (so called because it’s the 11th one, although our accounting department would beg to...
Safe Water for Walton County…and Beyond
By Nikki Hedrick “We don’t get another chance at water supply. You either get it right or you get it wrong,” says Kelly Layman, one of the executive board members of...
Beachcomber Music Awards – The VIP Experience
It’s our 11th Beachcomber Music Awards, coming back to Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar on Okaloosa Island Monday, Aug. 26. You can check out the nominees in 38 (special!) categories in...
PFLAG Organizes in Niceville
A group of local health care professionals, educators, clergy, parents, students, and concerned citizens have gathered together to charter PFLAG Niceville, a support group for LGBTQ people and their family and friends,...