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Sheer Heart Attack by Queen

Published April 27, 2019

Sheer Heart Attack by Queen

After watching the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, it was only a matter of time before I delved into the Queen archive again. This was a great album, with a handful of famous songs interspersed with more greatness. I liked it better than Night at the Opera, but only because the songs had a similar feel to them throughout, rather than a mish-mash of genres. Could be a new favourite.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Published April 13, 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek is incredible in this, embracing the spirit and the passion and the teeth of Freddie Mercury with style, grace, and a touching humanity. The actor playing Brian May was also really good, I thought. The scenes were well made with incredible attention to detail, particularly in the remakes of Top of the Pops and of course, Live Aid. It told whatever story it was trying to tell well, and swept you along to the end, by which time I was in floods of tears.

Living the front man dream

Published February 4, 2017

Living the front man dream

James Corden continues to do fab and fun things for his late night US talk show, but his latest exploits with Queen grabbed my attention like no other. A faux battle between him and current front man Adam Lambert saw the pair having something of a riff off with Brian and Roger backing them on guitar and drums. I’m so jealous of the things James gets to do and this tops the lot.

A Night at the Opera by Queen

Published January 4, 2016

A Night at the Opera by Queen

Beautifully eclectic mix of grungy rock & roll alongside the more poppy pieces, some country influences and more. Crazy but brilliant.

We won't rock you anymore

Published March 12, 2014

We won't rock you anymore

I was sad to hear that We Will Rock You will be closing, after 12 years as a mainstay of the West End theatre scene in London. Long time readers will know I was completely obsessed with this musical when it first came out, seeing it no less than five times in just a couple of years. I’m not a huge fan of the so-called “jukebox” musicals, but this one worked for me right from the start.

So I try a little Freddie

Published February 26, 2014

So I try a little Freddie

A great video of the lovely Paul Rudd is doing the rounds today, as the actor faces off against talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in a lip sync battle. I love this for three reasons. First: Paul Rudd. Second: Queen. Third: Lip sync battle sounds like a fab game! And while I’m indulging in a bit of Paul Rudd, I saw this other video a while back, in which Rudd essentially Rickrolls Conan O’Brien with clips from his movie.

Fit for a Queen

Published May 11, 2013

Fit for a Queen

It’s been Mr C’s turn to come up with something for us to do on a day out for a while now. With a sunny bank holiday approaching, he said he finally had something in mind, so we hopped in the car. I’m not good with surprises, but he wouldn’t tell me where we were going. After navigating us this way and that, he admitted that I shouldn’t really get my hopes up as we were going to a field in the middle of the countryside.

Those were the days of our lives

Published June 14, 2011

Those were the days of our lives

This evening, I finished watching the second part of a two-part Queen documentary called: Queen - Days of Our Lives. I’m slightly late to this, as I missed it first time round. I captured it to watch, as something of a Queen fan, but Mr C and I started to view it and realised it would require a lot more of our attention than we had to give it. It disappeared off the iPlayer and I felt a little sad, but not so much as we were still quite busy.

My Desert Island Discs

Published January 15, 2010

My Desert Island Discs

Eight Songs The song choices are by far the hardest part. My mother left her choices on the previous post, and told me that it took her the best part of an hour to narrow it down to eight. I’m not sure how long I’ve spent thinking about this as I chose them over a period of several days, by writing one, then going away to ponder and picking it up again later.

Highlander

Published August 20, 2009

Highlander

I have seen this once, a long while ago, and I remember very little about it. I feel like I should like it because it has Queen songs and involves transcending time which is on a par with time travel. Perhaps I don’t like this film as much as I thought I did. The Queen music is awesome, obviously. But the sword fights are laboured, the accents are annoying, and it doesn’t really make sense. The gathering, the quickening, the prize, it’s all nonsense! Still, Queen!