This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Get Your Coat Dear, It Looks Like Rain

With 20 January approaching, the Elton tune Madman Across the Water has been on my mind a lot lately.  The lyrics, written by Bernie Taupin in 1971,  have widely been recognized as a tune with then President Richard Nixon in mind.   Several music critics and reviewers made the case for such an interpretation as follows:
From http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858532303/
Songfacts also does a nice job of making the case for such an interpretation.  However, Bernie claims that it was not about Nixon (click here)  but about some character he once encountered in a mental institution when he made a visit there.

As to whether or not the song is relevant today to Number 45 about to take the helm in two weeks, keep your fingers crossed that it is not.   

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