Archive for August, 2010

For the Love of Queen

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

For the past year or two, my family has had a love affair with the music of Queen. We have bought CDs and DVDs of Queen’s music and videos. This fascination with Queen has become more of an obsession. Queen’s music plays from our car stereo, our iPods, our home stereo, and even our computers.

I listen to Queen with an admiration. I admire the members of the band. Each one contributed some thing unique and special to the group. They, each one, are musical geniuses.

My favorite Queen song is the one playing at the time I am listening. This means, I like all of Queen’s music. However, the genius of Freddie Mercury comes through on certain songs. Bohemian Rapsody is probably the best known of Freddie’s creations. But, notwithstanding are other great songs such as “A Kind of Magic”, “The Show Must Go On”, “Teo Torriato”. Even though Freddie didn’t write all of these songs, his vocals are what sets Queen’s sound apart from any other band.

The incredible Brian May on guitar showcases a talent equalled only by the likes of Eddie Van Halen or Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits. Brian not only played lead, he wrote a lot of Queen’s music. But music is not the only thing Brian May knows how to do. He has a doctorate in Astrophysics and has written a book. That explains the depth of some of the song he wrote for the band such as ‘39’.

Roger Taylor, drummer, wrote as well as did backup vocals. He was a lot like Rod Stewart in the ‘70s and ‘80s, with the long blonde hair and gravelly voice. Roger’s drum solos are some of the best in the business.

Bass guitarist, John Deacon, didn’t do much singing; however, he did play great bass and wrote a lot Queen’s ballads. John was an essential part of the band, even if he was one of the quietest members.

The four players were the best in the business. Their music endures even twenty years after the untimely death of Freddie Mercury. Queen’s music, their performance adventures and shenanigans, the music videos, will live on for decades to come, creating new followers and entertaining the original fans from the 1970’s.

Long live (the) Queen!!

My Blog

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

I have the ability to write a blog and publish it on my website.  It is a nice way to rid myself of random thoughts.

The problem with this is that I forget I have it.  So, sometimes during the day, when the random thoughts hit and I feel a need to tell someone about them, I think….hmm, if only I had a forum for such an idea.  But, guess what??  I do!  

So why don’t I use it?  Probably because no one but me reads it.  Still, it is a good way to get rid of the random thoughts so I can think on more elaborate, intelligent things.

I am so glad I have a blog!