30 July, 2011

Brian and Roger are going to dress as Freddie

This makes me way too happy. Can you imagine just how fucking epic and amazing this is going to be??

I'm a bit underwhelmed by the yellow jacket look, though. Freddie had some really amazing costumes outside of the Magic Tour. Like



... Just a few examples.

Freddie For A Day is around the corner and I cannot wait. I will dress as best as I'm able. There will be pictures. Oh yes, there will be pictures.

26 July, 2011

Happy birthday Roger!

I saw that picture in this article and thought it would be well worth linking to!

These days I wouldn't say I'm a fan of Scrabble. But if Brian, Roger or John wanted to play a game with me, I wouldn't say no. I used to like playing, but my then-Scrabble buddy was way too into it, and it became the only thing we'd do together, and I had to back away. (three games in a row would be more than enough for most people, but this guy could probably play for 24 hours straight)

It's too bad Queen didn't play Monopoly - although maybe they did and things got way out of control. I wouldn't be surprised if that game caused many romantic partners to break up, so maybe if Queen played, we would have missed out on a lot of what's currently available to the public (bootlegs included)... But I'm always looking for an excuse to use this picture:

But I digress! I went a bit out of my way to find a more recent picture of Roger in my Google Image search. Don't get me wrong, Roger wasn't bad looking in the 70's, 80's or 90's... but I honestly think he looks way cuter now than he did back then. ANYWAY! Congrats on the Big 6-2, Roger! I promise I'm not stalking you!

21 July, 2011

What happens when I click #Freddie Mercury on Tumblr

I used to think I was a huge Freddie fan, but I think Tumblr has proven me wrong. Upon seeing these posts, my response has ranged from, "meh" to "Jesus fucking balls! This person really likes Freddie!"

This post was a bit disturbing...

Someone on this person's Facebook wall listed a song they didn't like by Justin Bieber titled 'Somebody To Love' because (at least call it something else so your[sic] not tarnishing the great name of Freddie Mercury and Queen) This person on Tumblr responded: WHAT IS THIS SOMEBODY TO LOVE BUSINESS. DID HE. DID HE REALLY. I WILL SKIN HIM. AND THEN POUR SALT ON WHATS[sic] LEFT OF HIS BODY. HOW DARE HE DISRESPECT FREDDIE. How DARE he!!

From Wikipedia:

"Somebody to Love" (Queen song)
"Somebody to Love" (Jefferson Airplane song)
"Somebody to Love" (Leighton Meester song)
"Somebody to Love" (Justin Bieber song)
Somebody to Love (Big Bang song)
Somebody to Love, a 1994 film starring Rosie Perez
"Somebody to Love" (That '70s Show episode), an episode of That '70s Show
"Somebody to Love" (30 Rock), an episode of 30 Rock
"Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", a song by Solomon Burke
"Somebody to Love", a bonus track on Nelly Furtado's album Loose

... Yeah. I don't get people sometimes... I'm not a whiz at copyright law, but I'm pretty sure song titles can't be copyrighted.

"A title cannot be protected under copyright law, and there are many songs with the same or very similar titles. Titles can occasionally be protected by trademark law when the title can be proven to be directly identified with a product or organization." - PD Info

But yeah. Tumblr is a pretty amazing thing.

15 July, 2011

Dear Mr Murdoch 2011

I listen to the Japanese promo version a lot (from Roger Taylor's 1994 release, Happiness), but I like this 2011 version a lot as well. I pretty much like anything where Roger's overall message is an eloquent, perfectly-stated fuck you.

Click here for the lyrics.

13 July, 2011

This band changed my life

I'm copying this from my counterpart's Tumblr because it's FUCKING AWESOME!


12 July, 2011

25 years

... since the first night of Queen's infamous Wembley gig.

I can't imagine how amazing it must have been to be there. Especially during this part:

Fucking amazing!

02 July, 2011

Fun fact

Forty years ago today, on July 2nd 1971, Queen played their first concert with John Deacon on bass.