School’s out Friday

I don’t know if there’s any better way to start the weekend than to do it with an Elton John tune ringing in your ears. James Corden’s latest Carpool Karaoke is a real treat for any of you who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s. One of the strongest memories I have of childhood is being in my friend Kathy’s house after school one day and listening to Benny and the Jets from Elton’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album. The cover remains firmly imprinted in my mind, and Benny and the Jets remains one of my favourite songs of all time.


Driving to work recently, I found myself immersed in James Corden’s story. He was interviewed on the WTF Podcast and you can listen by following this link. He sounded like a genuinely nice guy. Someone raised in a Salvation Army family who has had an interesting rise to fame.

I’ve had a very demanding week at work and am really looking forward to rest. Just wish the house would clean itself! I hope your weekend is one to savour. Enjoy. 🙂

School’s out Friday

If you’ve never seen James Corden’s Car Pool Karaoke then this one with Rod Stewart is a good place to start. Rod is a little revealing about his behaviour in his wilder days, but it’s a nice trip down memory lane for those of you who might have grown up listening to songs like ‘Maggie May’.

What I like about James’ series of videos is the relatability with the experience of singing and dancing in the car. I’m a fan of the practice, and I’m putting my skills to good use now that I’m driving for longer periods to get to work. Right now ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ by Galantis is my favourite Car Karaoke tune – if you happen to see me whizzing past there are echoes of early 80’s dance moves being played out. Hopefully all the other drivers around me have their eyes on the road!

Have a great weekend. Dance in the car – it’s a liberating experience. 🙂