May 18

Bernie Taupin Sings About His Second Career

Bernie Taupin + Elton John = “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and so many more.

“I’m a great believer in that if you want to try something, there is no harm in trying it. You may find out that if it is not working for you, then you go do something else.” – Bernie Taupin. The words of a Muse!

Songwriter Bernie Taupin on His Paintings and the Harmony of Music and Art
Photo courtesy of artspace.com

I can’t consider Taupin a “late bloomer” as he has worked passionately and successfully for forty plus years in his daytime career but applause and accolades to this muse…who finds personal satisfaction and public recognition and confidence in a new avenue for expressing his creativity.

“Today Taupin lives in the country north of Santa Barbara, California where he’s transformed an old racquetball court into a painting studio. It’s a fitting space for the artist who is “big on throwing things around,” as he says. Riffing of the 20th-century artistic traditions, Taupin delivers his own distinct inflection with thick dramatic layers of paint, in which he finds a visceral satisfaction and obsessive pull he never experienced in writing lyrics.”

The above is a quote from the Artspace. com interview “Songwriter Bernie Taupin on His Paintings and the Harmony of Music and Art” By Noelle Bodick. May 16, 2014.which I have linked above. I am fascinated by the commentary and the connections made between art and music. I hope you will also find them so.

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