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Posted: 25 Apr 20, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just finished watching the Budapest concert. It was great! I liked it better than Wembley actually. But Montreal, you had dragon attack, somebody to love, and that version of bohemian rhapsody was best. The audience was a bit flat because there was security and the filming going on, and the audience weren’t allowed to move about, and why Freddie said to the audience after Somebody to Love, “ if you want to move around and shift your asses, it’s ok by us, forget the cameras, etc”
The sound in Budapest was magnificent. Was wondering if Freddie started memorizing that Hungarian song the day before or from London before he left. Either way he picks up languages quickly, even though the lyrics were written on his hand. But still, not easy, especially a language written in mostly consonants. It makes sense though, his mother said he could hear a tune on the radio and instantly play it on the piano.

Video of the little girl with the water cups was great!

Sweden relaxed their country to promote herd immunity, as Italy and Germany beginning to relax as well. They feel hers immunity will make a second wave not as catastrophic, as the second wave of anything is stronger. Georgia, Tennessee and Colorado all began rolling back today and Monday. A bit nervous about that, but maybe hard immunity will help? Not sure, just praying for it to go away.

Going to miss out on some good amphitheater concerts this summer, all postponed because of virus, Doobie Brothers with return of Michael McDonald, Styx, Peter Frampton Dylan, and Stones.

I have a friend who lost 2 friends and another that lost 1. Massachusetts, NYC, and Southern California . I didn’t know any of them, but my friends were affected.

I also want Rudi’s book. Has anyone heard from Thor? I know this pandemic slowed its progress.


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Posted: 25 Apr 20, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kept trying to say Herd immunity but came out 3 different ways.

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Posted: 25 Apr 20, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oldie but goodie of Freddie about 18 or 19 years old

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Posted: 25 Apr 20, 20:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I’m sorry to hear about your friends losing those close to them, lsg. It’s interesting on the herd immunity thing, it doesn’t seem like that will work, since it doesn’t work for the flu. It seems like a vaccine is the real way to stop it. But I do think it is beneficial to open things up now, because this is going to work it’s way through much of the population anyway, it’s just a matter of time. Now we know how to handle it and have the capacity to treat it. What is most sad is some will still die from it, just as they would if they got the flu.

I hope you are able to see the Doobie Brothers at some point, I saw them a few years ago along with Chicago and they were fabulous! One of the best concerts I’ve attended. I would love to see the Stones too, I’ve never seen them. It’s hard to imagine going to concerts again, and being that close to people. I sure hope it happens!




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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 01:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi MHz, thank you. Sweden had no lockdown and did the herd immunity. It worked out ok for them, but then again, their cites are much smaller, as well as the population in general. However on the flip side, the hardest hit countries (outside of China since it originated there) were the countries with gregarious peoples, social, like to be out, being out with friends, the warmer southern Mediterranean countries, Italy, Spain, Greece. I believe Tom Hanks had contracted in Greece before he went to Australia. Not sure if that’s correct but what I heard.
I haven’t seen the Stones either, they always performed either on a school night or a work night, rarely on a weekend. Gotta see them though, of course, they themselves postponed the tour, and I’m sure their ages had a huge factor. I heard they produced NEW music too. I don’t think they’ve done anything new since the 80’s. DJ’s saying it’s good too.

I’m blown away Queen finished their Western Hemisphere side of the tour just in the nick of time without having to cancel one show.

I’m excited Michael McDonald reunited for this tour, I always associated doobie brothers with his voice. I love “what a fool believes” and “minute by minute “


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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also saw “One World: Together at Home” last week, the benefit for WHO in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was cool to see the Stones perform. MHZ, I hope you get to see them live in concert one day. They’re all in their 70s! I remember that Mick Jagger had a heart valve replacement last year. I saw the Stones’ “Voodoo Lounge” tour back when I was a student. I was sad the Stones performed “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” last Sat. I want the coronavirus to be cured or a vaccine developed - like yesterday! LOL

It was also cool to see Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder. I can’t remember who posted s/he liked Eddie Vedder’s soundtrack for “Into the Wild.” I loved the movie – and the soundtrack, too. The movie was an adaptation of journalist Jon Krakauer’s book “Into the Wild” about the true story of Christopher McCandless and his ill-fated journey in Alaska. I highly recommend it, for those who need book ideas as they self-isolate. I’ve visited Alaska 2x. One of my friends and I have always dreamed about renting an RV and driving the Alaska Hwy. from Canada to Fairbanks one day. These days, it seems a far-fetched dream.

@katydyd5, I also loved the “Chorus Line Quarantine Video.” I like to dance and would love to learn those steps! I prefer it over Zumba.

@MHZ, Rainbow61 & Lsgp, Budapest is one of my fav’ Queen concerts. I love how Freddie initially marches on stage draped in the Union Jack flag but then reveals the Hungarian flag on his back for "We Will Rock You." The crowd went berserk. He was so masculine and his voice was so strong. I always crack up when I see Deaky dance in the background, dressed in short shorts.

@MHZ & Chevy, I recently took a temporary break from all news media in general and social media like FB and Twitter. I need a mental health break from the coronavirus. Politics is one ugly beast. It’s like the human race has devolved. MHZ, you sounded like you used to be a frontier woman! Chevy, congrats on the expected grandsons! Are they fraternal or identical twins?

@stevendabudgie, thanks for the humorous image. The man resembles and speaks words like one of the characters from “Game of Thrones.” Speaking of “pestilence,” I’m still reading Randy Shilts’ “And the Band Played On.” One of the chapters starts off w/ a quote from French philosopher Albert Camus that’s sadly relevant today. He wrote “The Plague.” “In this respect our townsfolk were like everybody else, wrapped up in themselves; in other words they were humanists: they disbelieved in pestilences. A pestilence isn’t a thing made to man’s measure; therefore we tell ourselves that pestilence is a mere bogey of the mind, a bad dream that will pass away. But it doesn’t always pass away, and from one bad dream to another, it is men who pass away . . ."

Lastly, I can’t remember who asked. Thor gave a book update on 4/16/20: “The book cover design is now complete and very soon will be waiting for our final approval.”


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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JoT, thank you for the book suggestion! I am needing a new one to start and that sounds perfect. I would love to go to Alaska and drive around and then hike. I really enjoy hiking in the mountains, I have done it in Colorado and California, and the Wyoming and Montana when I was in my teens. There is nothing more beautiful. I was hoping to go back to Wyoming this summer and hike in Yellowstone, it’s doubtful that will happen now. I am somewhat courageous and determined in my hiking, I like the toughest trails (short of needing ropes and whatnot), and I have nearly killed my husband a few times as he tries to keep up! I imagine Alaska would be awesome, the pure land and air has to be wonderful to experience. My parents did a cruise up there and loved it, and my mom is not outdoorsy in the least. They stopped in different towns and experienced as much as they could.

I had the chance to see the Stones when I was in college and I didn’t go...what a dummy! Back then I didn’t care for them as much. I also had a chance to see The Who in college and didn’t go, I’m not sure what I was thinking!

I ordered the Budapest DVD and it arrived yesterday so I will probably be watching that again tonight. Last week when I was watching it on YouTube, I was also making a cheesecake and singing along. Bohemian Rhapsody came on and of course I was doing all the voices in the opera section and I looked up and my husband was videoing me! Not good, lol!




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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MHZ, just for you. Did you see Rudi's IG this morning? He's shaving in preparation for the Live this afternoon. But...……………….the soul patch stays. LOL, not my favorite look.

Back later to answer these great posts...…..

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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 21:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Joe T.

Sad, but true words by Camus! I read his novel "The Stranger" years ago. His world view is not for the light-hearted. Regarding pestilence, the Jack London book I own contains, besides "The Iron Heel", his post-apocalyptic story "The Scarlet Plague". Maybe I should read it in the near future…


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There have been protests against the Lockdown here and there. Some fear a permanent loss of civil liberties, including the right for public Protests. Here in Heidelberg, there was a peculiar incident. A local attorney filed a constitutional complaint against Lockdown and called for protests on the 18th (which is illegal at the moment). Shortly thereafter she was compulsorily admitted to psychiatric hospital by police. Some people consider it a miscarriage of justice, a politically motived hospitalization of a regime critic. Her statements during and after hospitalization sound a little manic and paranoid.
I am not the guy who clings to things, I am not the type who says: "I can´t live without ". I hadn´t gone out that much before the lockdown. I had been meeting people from time to time, but not that often. I still could take a walk with someone. I have not seen my band since February, I do not know when to rehearse together even after the opening. I use a DVD rental mail Service, I can get rent 8 new movies per month. The last rented move I saw was "What´s Up, Doc?" with Barbra Streisand. I did not know she looked so cute back then.
















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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 21:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jo T. wrote:

Lastly, I can’t remember who asked. Thor gave a book update on 4/16/20: “The book cover design is now complete and very soon will be waiting for our final approval.”



Jo T. -

Where did you get this update?

It is not listed on the youfundme page, nor was an update emailed to me by youfundme?


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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 21:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saint Juib, She sends out alot of personal emails it was brought up in reference. in returning those emails being returned to her.I guess she chose to mention it that's good right?If you would send an email you would vet the same response I'm sure have a nice sunday fellas and ladies.

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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 21:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TUHI,I sure do miss ya where are you at?Still bird watching .Speaking of bird watching I have a question .A lady I know puts bleach in her bird baths mixed with the water will that kill the birds? I sure hope not.I hope you see this I love animals and this concerns me.

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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Chevyman

A medicine man? What an interesting childhood and heritage!

@Rainbow61

I want to add that the movie was not all About silent movies in the first years I was in. I was a movie buff with no particalur interest in the silent era, and I joined the Group because we watched all Kind if movies. In return you were expected to contribute something to the silent movie symposium. The first years were really fun, somebody bright his favourite Japanese Gangster movie, the week after someone else showed a European art film, and so forth. We watched a lot of sound movies In preparation for the SciFi Symposium, e.g. "The Day the Earth Stood Still", or "Forbidden Planet".

At school WW1 was presented like a Kind of prelude to the rise of Hitler and WW2. WW2 and the Holocaust still overshadow everything that had come before, both in education and our political culture. So, WW1 feels as distant as the Middle Ages.

It is interesting to look beyond that threshold, the 1800s were generally interesting times, both in North America and in Europe.




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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Steven, Yes I was delivered on a Indian reservation not in a hospital a midwife and my dad were there.I got taken to hospital afterwards.I was washed with river water after birth .ofcourse this was 1973 a long time ago and secondhand information I dont remember it .A medicine man is a very highly respected person in the Indian community.They hardly exist anymore.They use prayer and natural healing process not pills or man made way of medicine.I can remember my father taking a horse in water because he had stomped a little boy and he tamed the horse.Water tames a horse that's the best way to break them in.Im pretty concerned about these birds though I'm afraid she is gonna kill them by putting bleach in the water.It was nice to hear from you.

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Posted: 26 Apr 20, 23:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as pestilence which is referring to disease I dont think anyone directly affected by AIDS thought of it as a bad dream or passing thing.Especially if you have to look a family member in the face that is a shell of the person they used to be.Then watch your grandmother turn her son every two hours because he cant do it himself.Change his linings because he cant control his bladder or bowels any longer.Oh tie his arms to the bed rails because it has affected his nervous system so bad he has violent seizures. That's real disease and reality of someone dying and cant nobody do anything about it.The movie was great though but I personally liked Philadelphia with Tom Hanks such a great actor.

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Posted: 27 Apr 20, 00:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh this last message was for @Joe T I'm sorry my bad I didn't address anyone.

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Posted: 27 Apr 20, 00:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lsgp, I'm sorry your friends have lost people due to this virus. It's been a nightmare. Thanks for sharing that picture of young Freddie. Every once in a while old pictures like those show up. I always wonder if someone has had them stored in a box or an old picture album and suddenly realized they had a treasure on their hands.

It's sad to see so many performances canceled or postponed, but at this point I know I would not feel safe sitting in a large crowd. I had two remaining Broadway shows this year. One was canceled, the other one is postponed for now. I'm glad the NFL went ahead with the draft but I wonder what football will look like in the fall. BTW, I saw the Stones in concert when I was very young. We won tickets from a radio station and our parents had to drive us to the venue. I suspect if they had known who the Stones were it would have been out of the question. : )

Steven I don't think I knew you were part of a band. What type of music? I've seen What's Up Doc, but barely remember it. I've been watching a lot of tv lately. Just saw The Green Book for the second time. It's a fairly new movie, and is excellent.

Jo, I read "into the Wild" and also saw the movie. Looking at the pictures of the bus McCandless lived in break my heart. It looks so lonely. I've never been to Alaska but it's on my bucket list. I think a road trip would be so exciting!

There was so much to comment on in the previous posts that I'm sure I've missed things.

Oh, one more thing. I did watch Rudi today and it was so improved over all the past Lives. He had one of his production team members helping him from Munich, and another team member in the US was also assisting. It was so much more organized. He showed videos throughout but I was most interested to hear him say that In My Defense is one of his favorites. Or maybe he even said it was a favorite. Since he's now doing the Live from his laptop rather than his phone it was much easier to watch. No bouncing around! He seemed to be sticking to a script of sorts and he explained the pre-order process in a way that was easier to understand.

And one more thing. My DIL brought me a 'quarantine boredom buster" today. It's the Queen 2 jigsaw puzzle that we were talking about. The one that has so much black! She was so excited that she had found it for me that I'm determined to finish it for her. I've already figured out that my obsession to complete the border first isn't happening since the entire border is black.

Finally, I think it was Amidds (very worried about her but have no way to contact her) who suggested I get the version of the Montreal concert where Roger and Brian give commentary throughout. I LOVED that! It was like having them in the room with me sharing all kinds of inside info about the concert. I wish they would do that for every concert DVD.

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Posted: 27 Apr 20, 01:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Katyd, worried for Amidds? Did I miss something? Why worried?

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Posted: 27 Apr 20, 01:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lsgp, worried because she hasn't posted in about two weeks and she was a regular. That's one of the drawbacks to a thread/forum like this. We know each other by chosen QZ names, and frankly, I like that anonymity. However, it also means that it is not possible to contact people we haven't seen in a while. I'm just hoping she's busy, or perhaps lost interest. Jo mentioned that she had taken a temporary break from social media and it could be something like that. Just keep your fingers crossed that all is well with her.

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Posted: 27 Apr 20, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This isolation is killing me do any of you recall the story about Mcjagger and David Bowie hooking up in the day.i wouldve liked to been a fly on the wall for that one.Ugly and uglier maybe just joking both men werent very attractive to me.I wonder what David's wife thought when she found out.A coffee anyone?