POVERTY SUCKS: Elton John Claims Ageism as Income Shrinks
Oh how it feels when the music stops.
For us, that just means the night is likely over and we turn the tunes off. For leftist musicians like Elton John and Madonna, it means the money has quit flowing.
Such must be the case for music giant, Elton John.
As reported by Heat Street,
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Sir Elton John turns 70 later this month. While he’s very much still standing—touring extensively and releasing records—evidently he’s increasingly upset about his new music not getting played on the radio anymore.
Remember when all Elton John complained about was his sexuality?
It’s not John’s first brush with American radio. In 1976 he came out as bisexual to Rolling Stone magazine and was reportedly dropped by some radio stations as a result. But ultimately his sales didn’t suffer.
Perhaps the problem with Elton John lies not with his age, but with the fact that he hasn’t produced much in the music industry since his contribution to the “Lion King” with the musical tune “Can you feel the love tonight.”
The article goes on to explain:
Yet the last time his new music—as opposed to his classics such as “Your Song” and “Tiny Dancer”—received extensive airplay on US radio stations was 15 years ago with the singles from his Songs from the West Coast album.
Candle in the Wind was the last hit song Elton John had. And let’s face it, there aren’t many more princesses who have died.
Sad news is, even if another princess had died, Elton John would have just rewritten the words to this same melody. It became a bit of a joke for a while that every song Elton John sang after he wrote Candle in the Wind sounded exactly like Candle in the Wind!
And for the record, most old Elton John songs DO sound like Candle in the Wind:
Try these lyrics to the melody of Candle in the Wind:
Goodbye Paycheck, I wish I could have…kept you forever…but the ageist came, and suddenly I’m found…in the nude.
And it seems to me, my income’s disappeared like a fart in the wind.
See; it’s a fun experiment!
But Sir Elton complains not alone. According to the article, in 2015 there was an outcry in the UK when BBC Radio 1, Britain’s premier pop music station, wouldn’t play Madonna’s new music.
Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills defended the decision saying, “If you ask a 17-year-old about her [Madonna], they go ‘don’t care’ […] it’s a sign of the times, things change, it’s a generational thing.”
But Madonna told The Sun: “I thought it was so discriminatory and unfair. We’ve made so many advances in other areas—civil rights, gay rights—but ageism is still an area that’s taboo and not talked about and dealt with.”
Apparently Madonna and Sir Elton believe music to be a UNION JOB?! They want to get paid even when they don’t work.
I do have a suggestion for them and others who believe there is a conspiracy…try writing more SONGS!