Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

Musical Monday - We Will Rock You

I've mentioned before how I enjoy a music video with epic overtones, and this one has "epic cheese factor" all over the place. I mean, it's a frickin' soft drink commercial, but it runs three (3) full minutes, stars three of the biggest female rock icons, and is back-dropped against a Roman amphitheater with shout outs to "Gladiator" and pretty much every Roman-Empire film ever made.

It's good clean cheese factor.  I mean, the song itself is epic cheese!

In the same category of epic cheese, or maybe epic karma, if I recall correctly, Adam Lambert once said he wanted to be like Freddie Mercury - epic singer if ever there was one.

Funny thing, how "Madam Lambert" would one day be Freddie Mercury :-)

Here is how Brian May tells the story:

The thing snowballed very quickly, and we started a long and very fruitful association with Adam in which he has become one of us, part of our family. He’s never attempted to be Freddie, and I think that’s what endears him to the fans, apart from the fact that he is an extraordinary singer with an extraordinary presence.

Roger and I have seen literally thousands of singers in our lifetimes including some great ones auditioning for our We Will Rock You show (which, did I mention, ran for 12 solid years in The Dominion Theatre on the Tottenham Court Road in London?) but we’ve never seen or heard anything like Adam. I always think that Freddie, with a wicked smile, would say something like “I hate you, Madam Lambert,” because even Freddie would have been gobsmacked at his range and his ability to reinterpret these songs which the four of us originally created together.

There can be no doubt that Lambert has not attempted to replace Freddie Mercury. Lambert is his own man, a parallel to Mercury.  Massively big shoes to fill, but Lambert - like Mercury - is an epic showman, who knows how to bring a crowd into the music, and make sure the audience has FUN.

So, there you go: History, Destiny, Epic Cheese.  Happy Monday! :-)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lessons from social media

Everything I need to know, I learned on social media:

Every day, in just five minutes.

Humans are wonderful.

Humans suck.

You might want to rethink that...

If your best defense of Harry is:

“Yeah, well, Thom and Dick are axe murderers, TOO,”

Then you might want to rethink why you are even defending Harry.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

If buying a gun was like getting an abortion

The artificial termination of pregnancy is such a messy subject.  But, the truth is that a huge part of that mess is the sheer, unbridled hypocrisy surrounding it.

This meme does two jobs, really well. It points out how little Americans actually give a shit about life - I mean, 30 000 firearm deaths per year, yet the solution is "more guns"?  Yeah, no.

And let's not let women end unwanted pregnancies, but fuck your socialist state if you expect me to help pay to have a healthy baby born, or to raise a healthy child who doesn't turn to crime to survive?  Yeah, classic.

I mean, nothing like using a gun to murder people who provide medical support to poor women who want to stay healthy and keep their babies, right?  What could possibly be more "2018 American" than that?

"Pro-Lifers" are so full of shit, the stink reeks to Heaven and God and Jesus are offended.