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.
To be Happy is something subjective, but I wanted to count my blessings, and put on a post what makes me happy. Planning! Because it is a comfort, and it is always something that I can fall back on. You can tell I'm an Aspie, can't you? My family. Obviously. Blogging. I never thought that … Continue reading 50 things that make me happy.
As part of my blog content, you can probably see that I'm starting to cover music. Music is a part of my lifestyle-so that I listen to it everywhere I go, collect Vinyl, interview musicians, etc. But I'm often asked "why do you like Rock?" (because, well, I have Aspergers, and noise doesn't compute well, … Continue reading Why I love rock; a fan girls opinion.
For my eighteenth birthday earlier this year, I was lucky enough to receive a MacBook Air and an iPhone 6s. And I'm a convert to iTUNES, the in-house Apple Music service,where you can download your tunes. But I didn't realise that you could create your own Wishlist-whilst you wait to have enough money for your … Continue reading My iTunes wishlist
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.
I have recently been searching the Internet for some post ideas-because doing the 365 day challenge can limit your creativity at times. I came across The British Tag over at this blog, and felt that I wanted to have a go. So, here's today's post! (Please be aware that I have adapted this post slightly...) … Continue reading The British Tag
(In the photo, left to right: True Blue (Madonna), Jazz (Queen), No Secrets (Carly Simon), Rain Dancing (Alison Moyet), and A Kind Of Magic (also Queen). It's only recently that I've come to enjoy Vinyl-the sound of the record playing, scrapping against the needle, or even just the collecting, and taking hours, browsing over the … Continue reading My love of vinyl
*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!
(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. *
A little while ago, I posted an interview with Marc Martel (Click here to read if you didn't see it.) He's the lead singer of Queen Extravaganza, the official Queen tribute band, who I got to see perform on Monday night. They all put on a very good show-including, during the second half, an entire … Continue reading Meeting Queen Extravaganza.*
It has only been a little while since I interviewed Marc Martel, of Queen Extravaganza. (Click here to view if you didn't see.) The response shocked me in a way, because it showed how Queen are still a popular band. But how, and why? To explore this further, I interviewed James Rundle, of Queen Guitar … Continue reading Interview: James Rundle, Queen Guitar lessons.
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?’
*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.