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.
- A Taste of Puerto Rico in Fort Walton Beach
- New Orleans Chef Kevin Belton Dances Into Pensacola This Fall
- Restaurant Guide
- Where to Spend Your Happy Hours in Beachcomberland
- Behind the In-Between: Towne
- Friendship, Fun and Music
- Live Music
- The Pauseandplay.com Record Roundup
10 Things You May Not Know About Fort Walton Beach’s De’France Antiques
De’France Antiques just celebrated their 10-year anniversary but have only been in their current location for nine years. When De’France first opened, it was in a much smaller location further down Eglin...
A Taste of Puerto Rico in Fort Walton Beach
There’s an area of Fort Walton Beach that’s becoming sort of a restaurant district for me and my family. Over the years we’ve discovered a number of friendly, unpretentious, reasonably priced dining...
One on One with Lensea Film’s Jared Cramblet
By Samantha Lambert Beachcomber contributing writer Samantha Lambert sat down recently for a chat with local businessman and filmmaker Jared Cramblet, who was featured in last issue’s News from Beachcomberland. ...
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A New Record for Harbor Docks’ Annual Charity Auction
On August 24, Destin’s Harbor Docks restaurant held its 34th Annual Charity Auction benefiting Take-A-Kid Fishing Day and Destin Harvest. The event started with a silent auction and culminated with a live...
Behind the In-Between: Towne
By Nikki Hedrick Towne returns to our town to promote their new album In the In Between at Seaside’s REP Theatre Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 PM. Two-thirds of the...