31 January, 2011


Omg you guys!!!

Check out what I got in the mail today :-D

I spent less than $10 on Amazon! I don't care that they don't look good on me. I just wanted to be able to do this:

29 January, 2011


I regularly refer to The Good Ol' Days of dial-up internet and the OIQFC chat room, but I haven't really mentioned the other websites. If you were born in the 90's, there's a good chance that you probably don't know what the hell I'm talking about.

Back in the day, when Geocities was the place to build a website, aside from Dream Weaver, there were Queen websites all over! And they had really cool shit like menus, flash animations, and embedded MIDIs that played automatically and on a loop and the site builder set it up so people visiting couldn't stop the song or lower the volume without unplugging their speakers!

Since Geocities no longer exists, a lot of sites have disappeared for what's probably forever. One of my favorites was called 'Freddie Mercury - Music? Not Only!' as it contained what was at the time really obscure information and pictures (that fucking MIDI of Nevermore still rings in my ears to this day). I did a Google search and managed to find You Take My Breath Away which, to my delight, hasn't changed all that much in 10+ years. I can't remember anything specific, but another defunct site that comes to my mind was called 'Queen Heaven.' Queen - The Complete Words is still up, which is awesome because sometimes I need to school people on lyrics and I trust that source not to make me more wrong than the people I'm saying are wrong.

Andy's Queen Page was the very first I ever visited. Seeing the Queen crest had me flipping out and I instantly became convinced that the internet was the best thing ever.

I think the site I miss the most is 'Jayme's Queeniac Zone.' And as I recall, Jayme was a really awesome person.

Anyway, this morning I thought that general fan sites were long gone and old hat. But I found some that are really awesome and active! Mercury - and - Queen! And two blogs, run by the same person, Fuck Yeah Queen and Fuck Yeah Freddie Mercury. I like that there are some really fucking amazing pictures, but I wish both blogs would be more visually accessible. Sometimes keeping it simple is perfectly fine. Highlighting text so I can read it is annoying.

But anyway... Yay for nostalgia and pimping out sites that helped get me where I am today!

26 January, 2011

Random stuff

Queen will be re-releasing their first five albums on March 14th!!! I cannot wait! And starting in February, I'll be repurchasing my CDs and DVDs anyway so it's really excellent timing.

Also, the Stormtroopers In Stilettos site is finally launched! If you're going to be in London's East End on February 25th, go check this out for me! It's free!

I also found out through Queenzone that the Official Queen Fanclub launched their new site. I think this makes four designs and layouts that I've witnessed now. Maybe five? Anyway, it looks great so far. It's strange to think about what it used to look like back in the days when the coolest thing you could have online was a Flash animation that took ages to load on dial-up. AOL 4.0 still haunts my dreams...

And filming is going to begin on that Freddie Mercury biopic later this year. I'm not so excited about the We Will Rock You film adaption, though. The musical never really wowed me to begin with, and I haven't seen it, but musicals adapted for the film very rarely turn out well. We'll just have to wait and see how that pans out, won't we? But I'm very excited about the Freddie Mercury movie while still being aware that it could crash and burn horribly. If it does, it will not be Sacha Baron Cohen's fault!