donderdag 24 november 2011

R.I.P. Freddie Mercury: Lover of life, singer of songs.

My outfit has absolutely zilch squat to do with Freddie but I did want to talk a bit about this wonderful creature who was known as Freddie Mercury. First off, I invite you to listen to some Queen with me. My favorite songs and of course the most amazing tribute concert in the History of Mankind.

'Somebody to love' sung by George Michael at the Tribute Concert. I always cry when, at the end, the crowd ends the song just as perfectly as Freddie used to do. It always surprises me, for some reason, that George Michael was such a great singer.

From that same Tribute Concert, I can't forget my love Roger Daltrey with his amazing 'I want it all' cover.

Rawr. That song was basically written for Rogers voice. I love love love 'I want it all'. One of my favorite Epic songs ever. It makes me want to cry and scream and dance and jump and headbang. I love these posts of mine, I always remind myself how much I love music. :-D

A special mentioning for 'I want to break free'. Not because it's one of my favorite Queen songs but because they had the guts to do this back than. The video was banned from MTV. Which makes it quite bittersweet for me that they recently got some award from MTV. Anyway, I love Freddie in the video. He's not even handsome but his sexappeal is undeniable, even when he's a mustached lady.

'Mother love' always breaks my heart, while the song is gorgeous I always skip ahead when it comes on my MP3 player. It's a little too emotional to listen to it, especially if you think about the fact that the song had to be finished by Brian May singing the last piece of the song because Freddie wasn't around.

I love ALL Queen songs. Okay two more:

Freddie Mercury + David Bowie = match made in heaven. Kudos to John Deacon for one of the most iconic bassriffs ever.

'Too much love will kill you'

Oh my I almost forgot my little favorite!

'Who wants to live forever'

This song is one of my favorites because of the little speech he gave at one of Queen's 'Wembley' concerts. He adressed some of the rumors that Queen was splitting up. He said the critics were talking out of their asses and that, I quote, 'We're gonna stay together until we fucking die.'. And around that time he already knew that he was HIV-positive. He very much knew what he was singing about. It makes me tear up a bit when I think about it. Yes, I'm a cry baby. :-D I get emotional about my music, yo.

Last but not least... I need to add this too... the anthem of all anthems. Bohemian Rhapsody.

I don't just love Freddie because he was one of the most amazing musicians ever but because he opened so many doors. And, very tragically, he raised awareness for HIV. He was not afraid to dress in drag in a music video back in the eighties. He was not afraid to say to an interviewer 'I'm as gay as a daffodil!'. His writing was spectaculair. His piano skills were out of this world. He inspired millions of people. He had a killer moustache. He had super sexy on stage outfits. He was amazing. Freddie Mercury, ladies and gents.

Now my outfit: (yes more pincurls!)

R.I.P. Freddie. We were born to love you.

1 opmerking:

  1. Just think of how few rock hymns we had without Queen. The guys in the soccer stadiums of the world wouldn't have We Are The Champions to sing along, fans of tempi change wouldn't have Bohemian Rhapsody and everyone in love wouldn't have Good Old-Fashioned Loverboy and such songs. Oh man. And Too much love will kill you is such an amazing song. Really, Queen wrote so many masterpieces. The history of music would look completely different without them. But it's not just the music, as you've mentioned. His death opened the eyes of many and spread the awareness for HIV. Sad, but I guess it's true that his death pushed the search of a cure for AIDS on. Oh and by the way, you look beautiful on these pictures!