I had the pleasure of having tea with Sir Elton John yesterday. (Well, I had actually had mac and cheese plus a Diet Coke, but he had a cup of tea, so I think it counts.) The occasion was a small listening party for his forthcoming album (his thirtieth!), The Diving Board. It’s not out until September, but you can read my preview now. In case you were wondering: he was warm and gracious and charming. And he has hands like catcher’s mitts.