23 February, 2011

Intelligent people write intelligent music. Duh.

I happened across this article and thought I should share it with you. I don't say it often enough but I've always enjoyed Roger's wit and words, from his sense of humor to his... uh, everything else he says! And Brian as well, but I think I have a preference for Roger in this category because he's similar to my genuine writing style (you are aware that this blog is sort of a front, right?). But here are the quotes that really jumped out at me in the best ways:

"Respect is a funny thing, if you look for it, you'll be forever disappointed." - Brian May.

“Oh God, we’ve always got stick for everything. People say, ‘You’re mistreating the legacy’, and I think, well, thanks for your concern, but it’s my [fucking] legacy.” - Roger Taylor. Can this please be considered one of the best quotes of all time??

In other news, why do I have the feeling that a musical based on the life of Freddie is going to suck really hard? I mean, I'll definitely see it if the opportunity presents itself, but I'm very jaded and cynical. The promotional poster I've linked to seems to be completely lacking in imagination and doesn't convey just how fucking amazing Freddie was, especially on stage. Not to mention they got to fucking jacket color wrong.

Also, I'm getting really tired of him being considered "The Great Pretender." Yes, he did a fantastic cover version. Yes, Freddie has referred to himself as a great pretender. But frankly, I'm really over it. Although I'm glad he isn't referred much as a gay icon these days. He wasn't necessarily in or out of the closet, but he sure as shit shouldn't be recognized as a gay icon because as far as I know, that's not what he wanted to be known for. Also, he got ripped apart by the critics back in the day. When he was alive, he was considered a talentless, fruitcake hack, but then he died and he was suddenly a fucking genius and a gay icon.

And while I'm at it, when are the journalists going to stop sensationalizing his death? When will Brian and Roger be able to make it in the news without the news mentioning Freddie or asking them questions about him? These guys have been busting their asses for 20 years without Freddie, can they get some fucking accolades without being reminded that their colleague and arguably most interesting co-worker kicked the bucket in 1991? Can't we be happy for what's been accomplished in the last 20 years (even if we cannot agree if those are good things) by the remaining, active members of the band? Shit, there's a fucking musical, they've toured, released albums and songs, etc. all without Freddie and I think that's to be commended. Especially when you consider that most bands can't keep going once key members drop out or die.

08 February, 2011

Stormtroopers In Stilettos trailer

Holy fuck! This is a billion times better than the Rockband 3 trailer and that makes me super happy! Rockband is probably one of the best games I've ever played, but, as the joke goes, they definitely phoned that one in.

But yeah. Omg, you guys! If you're in London or have a way to get there, go to Stormtroopers In Stilettos for me! Admission is free! I'm only plugging this because I'm hoping someone awesome will go and take as many pictures as possible (I imagine something like this allows for photography) and send them my way! I will be jealous, but I will also be stoked for anyone who has the opportunity to go, and I like to share in people's joy :-)

01 February, 2011

Silly Facebook

I saw this ad on from djtees.com on Facebook just now:

Celebrate Freddie with this original t-shirt design from 1976. Ships from UK

The design is Freddie wearing his black-and-white diamond leotard. Y'know, the one he seemingly only wore in 1977. ... I'm just sayin'!

You can tell the year by checking Freddie's hairstyle.