Thursday, August 02, 2007

Hold me closer, tiny dancer.

Is the songwriting relationship of Elton John and Bernie Taupin the musical equivalent of the "Marvel style" of making comics? Taupin sends John some lyrics, John takes those and does whatever he wants to wind up with a song, whereas in the Marvel style, the writer sends the artist a plot, the artist draws whatever to turn it into a comic (and then the writer adds dialogue--okay, so it doesn't match up perfectly).

The weird things you think of sometimes.