Brian May is the Guitarist from Queen (rock band), but is also an author, a campaigner, composer, and a lot more. To be honest, he's my hero. And, as part of bringing in more creative pieces, this seemed like something ideal to write. Dear Brian.- May I call you 'Bri', just like how you … Continue reading A letter to Brian May.
Let's change the tune of this blog, if only for a day; lets be grateful! These are fifty things that I am grateful for, and I wish to inspire you to do the same. And these are in no particular order, please note. Being able-bodied. The day I was FINALLY diagnosed as having Aspergers Syndrome. … Continue reading 50 things I’m grateful for.
Whew! good morning. You'll probably think that today's post is really self centred, pretentious, but Blog Awards are a great way for Bloggers to connect, hence why I'm writing this for today. I was nominated by Daniella, whose blog you can read by clicking here. For this post, you have to: Post eleven personal facts Answer … Continue reading The Liebster Award 1.
Update: This post has partially been left uncompleted, as I was asked to link to content that would have been detrimental to the creation of my Domain Authority. Eventbrite recently contact me, in order to inspire me to create a list of experiences that I cherish, in the form of a bucket list. So, for … Continue reading My bucket list of experiences. *
*Disclaimer: I attended this gig, having requested Press tickets, to give it an honest review. What follows is my genuine opinion.* If you've been reading this blog for a while-surely a year counts as this?-you'll know that I like Queen. And their official tribute band: Queen Extravaganza. They play A Night At The Opera (circa … Continue reading Mercury rising; Queen Extravaganza Are Back!
So....Queen Extravaganza this year are touring, with Greatest Hits, and a full run-through of A Night At The Opera. They are the official Queen tribute band. Last year, I interviewed lead singer, Marc Martel, (click here to view), saw one of their shows, (click here to view), and met the band (click here to view.) But-because the … Continue reading Interview: Tyler Warren on Music, QUEX, and Drumming!
(Thank you Chloe for sending me this.) Crinoline. You're probably thinking; underwear? Really? That's *exactly* what I thought also. *Well, maybe. This book is a collabaration between Brian May and Denis Pellin, two well educated men of the London Steroscopic Company. (LSC) It's a brief sort of history, complete with elaborate illustrations and an owl … Continue reading Review: Crinoline By Brian May And Denis Pellin*
(Thanks to Carlton books for sending me this!) Queen fans, gather round; here's the perfect Christmas gift for you/partner/offspring-particularly if a Guitar player, or a fan of Brian May. (Simon Bradley was a co-writer, and appears to be responsible for pitching the concept of the book..) Although this volume is a little bit slim, it … Continue reading Review: Brian May’s Red Special Book. *
(Thanks Zaria for sending me this!) He and Queen are among some of my most favorite musicians-among others such as Genesis, Lissie, Kathryn Williams, Anastacia..(I could go on!) Therefore, it was an absolute pleasure to be reviewing this book. The author of this book is somebody that I really envy, having managed to strike up … Continue reading Review: Freddie Mercury By Lesley-Ann Jones. *
Marc Martel is the lead singer of Queen Extravaganza, the brainchild of Roger Taylor (Queen drummer.) Currently, they're on tour-performing 'A Night At The Opera', on par with being the official Queen tribute band. Here, Marc took time out to answer a few of our questions-with a little help from Jordy Van De Bunt (Queen … Continue reading Interview: Marc Martel, lead singer of Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band.
Mark Blake is an English music journalist, who wrote the book Is This The Real Life?, which I really enjoyed. Here, you can read what Mark has to say: Hello Mark, thank you for agreeing to this interview. When growing up, did you want to be a Journalist/Author? Probably, yes. I was always interested in writing. But … Continue reading Interview; Mark Blake, author of ‘Is This The Real Life?’
To put it bluntly, who wouldn't want to interview Kerry Ellis? I was lucky enough to ask her about her role in CATS (Click here to book tickets) among other things. This is the official site. Now, you can read what she has to say. Hello Kerry, thank you for agreeing to this interview. When growing … Continue reading Interview; Kerry Ellis, ‘First Lady’ of the West End.
*So sorry for my recent lack of posting-I've been very busy recently!* Recently, I've read QUEEN: As it began by Jacky Smith and Jim Jenkins. For a really comprehensive history of QUEEN-or even if you're just a fan-this is the ideal book for you. I really enjoyed this, simply because it gives a good insight into the band. It starts off … Continue reading Review: ‘As It Began’ by Jim Jenkins and Jacky Smith.
Jordy van de Bunt is the owner of QUEEN Facts-which involves many things: A Twitter account (click here to view), a website (click here to view), Facebook (Again, click here to view), and a lot more. The basic concept is uploading facts to do with QUEEN, But just how does he do it? We interviewed … Continue reading Interview; Jordy van de Bunt, owner of QUEEN Facts.
Having read 'Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography' by Lesley-Ann Jones, I was very eager to interview her. Here, you can read what she has to say writing, and about the book. Don't forget to visit her website www.lesleyannjones.com (click here to view) and her Twitter page @LAJwriter (Click here also to view.) You can also buy the book here Hello … Continue reading Q&A; Lesley-Ann Jones, Biographer, Journalist, and Writer.