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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has anyone learned anything from a Queen song (Or solo, or interview) that they wouldn't otherwise know?

Two things come to mind:
In "Bad Attitude," Roger sings, "...get a grip on my verisimilitude." I would have never known what that word was had I not heard it and looked it up.
From Brian's soapbox, I learned what apogee(highest point of something or the point at which the sun is furthest from the Earth) means.
And I cannot even begin to recount all the British slang I've learned from them.
Anyone else?

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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen = homosexual
the word "harmony" in this meaning
there can be overdubs on "live" recordings and nobody complains
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The Old Grey Whistle Test
bands used to record BBC sessions
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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brandon wrote:


In "Bad Attitude," Roger sings, "...get a grip on my verisimilitude." I would have never known what that word was had I not heard it and looked it up.


what the hell does "Self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised" mean? I think Roger & Brian smoked something they shouldn't have when they wrote the lyrics for "Machines"


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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am sure it was mentioned that it means "Eternal Robot" or something like that.


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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Fuck today, it's tomorrow." - Freddie Mercury

I can honestly admit I have taken his word for it. Whatever goes wrong today, just try better the following day. A simple yet wise statement.


"Fuck today, it's tomorrow." - Freddie Mercury
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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I learned if I tried suicide I wouldn't like it.

Also that I shouldn't drink and drive my car.

Good advice really.

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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black>steve wrote:

"Fuck today, it's tomorrow." - Freddie Mercury

I can honestly admit I have taken his word for it. Whatever goes wrong today, just try better the following day. A simple yet wise statement.


Yeah. That's my personal favourite quote of Freddie =)


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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I learned who was lady Godiva.

Wow, thank you for this quote!! Didn't know Freddie told that.

And wow, there is really such a word as "verisimilitude"!! AMAZING

And yes of course the slang!! And did you notice Freddie used to say "for some particular reason I don't quite know whY??"

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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 19:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I learned that it's okay to be in love with my car.

I learned that John Deacon's haircut can determine the year of an event easier than carbon dating can.

I learned that saying "Fuck off!" to thousands of people can be a form of endearment.

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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 20:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I learned about Montserrat Caballe.

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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 20:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We wouldn't know Queen without Queen.


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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had to find what syphilis was.

As well as a monochrome duplex.

Oh, and I found out that, if you think about it...music's really for the ears.







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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

eiddref wrote:


Oh, and I found out that, if you think about it...music's really for the ears.


I understand where you're coming from, but I would like to argue that music is not just for the ears but for other senses as well. Did you ever hear a chord change that you found strikingly beautiful, or quite haunting, and then feel a shiver travel down your spine? Or, in some instances, perhaps the hair on your back stands straight up upon listening to something frightening? Furthermore, as much as music is for the ears, it also acts as a stress reliever mentally. Yes, you listen through your ears, but emotionally it is a powerful tool; hence Music Therapy. Just so you know, I'm not arguing with you. I recall Roger Taylor saying what you said in a television interview in regards to the Radio Ga Ga music video.


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Posted: 01 Apr 08, 21:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black>steve wrote:

eiddref wrote:


Oh, and I found out that, if you think about it...music's really for the ears.


I understand where you're coming from, but I would like to argue that music is not just for the ears but for other senses as well etc.....


That's a fair call Steve. Music can be a powerful trigger for other senses and sense memories - in a similar way to smell. I am a big fan of Roger's ability to make profound statements of the obvious. I'm never too sure whether he wants me to laugh or stroke my chin and go hmmm. Usually I think I do both. I laughed all the way through Shove It for this reason.

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Posted: 02 Apr 08, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

shieldmatron wrote:

I learned that it's okay to be in love with my car.

I learned that saying "Fuck off!" to thousands of people can be a form of endearment.[/QUOTE


XD

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Posted: 02 Apr 08, 05:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

shieldmatron wrote:

I learned that John Deacon's haircut can determine the year of an event easier than carbon dating can.


Standing ovation!


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 02 Apr 08, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

shieldmatron wrote:

I learned that John Deacon's haircut can determine the year of an event easier than carbon dating can.


Standing ovation!



I second that. Here here!


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Posted: 02 Apr 08, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That the world expects a man to buckle down and shovel shit.

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Posted: 02 Apr 08, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We wouldn't have learned that Paul Rodgers was all of a sudden a piece of shit vocalist.