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I am sitting on stage like a musician or technician or something while the PA plays Elton John’s Tiny Dancer with the strings from 1971. “Ballerina, have you seen her/ …Hold me closer tiny dancer, count the headlights on the highway,” etc. How long has it been since you thought about this song and had to listen to it? Like the bar in Iowa City where they used to play Simon & Garfunkel songs from 1969. At least it gives you some idea of what’s going on. I’m sitting facing the wall with some bad art on it. Who would mind if you croaked out, “Blue jean baby, L.A. lady… Hold me closer tiny dancer!” Perfect Neil Youngaloid lyrics of the 70s. And those strings. Orchestra wailing, “count the headlights on the highway… you had a busy day today.” When is this thing gonna start?

Hollywood-Bowl-stage

 

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