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Posted: 10 May 20, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Happy Mother's Day! :)

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Posted: 10 May 20, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Happy Mother’s Day!!! You are all Queens!!!

I also recall reading that Freddie used a part of his Vocal chords that we don’t even use when talking. Don’t quote me on that. I’ll post if I can find the source.

Have a great day all!!!

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Posted: 10 May 20, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JB050...I have seen a few analyses of Freddie's voice, but this is one of my favorites because it examines the way he sings several different songs.


http://uncrate.com/video/what-made-freddie-mercury-the-best-vocalist-in-rock/

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Posted: 10 May 20, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Happy Mother’s Day to all! Hope you enjoy it well.

Rainbow, thanks for that link, I saw it a long time ago but wanted to see it again. I once got in a distressing discussion with someone who kept saying Freddie was not a better singer than A.L. We all know AL can sing, but he’s no Freddie. I still watch YouTube but without signing in because his taunting email replies are still sitting there. I kept explaining basically this video above but he wouldn’t have it. He kept saying Freddie was great for “other things” as he put it.......I was incensed....I was like.....what other things! He WAS the Queen sound, other than Brians guitar, but his voice was the FOCAL point of Queen! It made Queen. I kept saying you will never see AL as a “legend” as Freddie, there won’t be conventions and statues for AL and how do you explain that.....he just kept responding “he was good for other things”. I stopped making comments on videos because I have to watch my blood pressure from insane comments like that one.....

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Posted: 11 May 20, 01:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Steven, thanks for your link to Linor (last name??) analyzing Somebody to Love in Montreal. I liked her version so much more than the one I shared. To be honest, I was just looking for any example of a singing teacher analyzing Freddie. So, I looked at your link, , enjoyed her so much that I just sat here and looked at four more of her videos. She clearly adores Freddie's voice and performances, and she's so knowledgeable that I learned quite a bit. This next link was very interesting to me because she's listening to his top vocals and one of them is my very favorite part of Who Wants To Live Forever. The amazement on her face tells the whole story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo7RbpHRzbY

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Posted: 11 May 20, 02:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Katy I’ve seen Linors videos on Freddie as well, and you and I both like the version where he sings Who Wants to Live Forever very STRONGLY.

He sang it both on Friday July 11th and Saturday July 12, 1986. The strongest version is the link you gave which is the Friday July 11, 1986 version.

But not everyone finds it as its listed in the European way, with the day before the month. (11-7-1986)

Thanks for bringing that back. My favorite version.

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Posted: 11 May 20, 02:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Katy I’ve seen Linors videos on Freddie as well, and you and I both like the version where he sings Who Wants to Live Forever very STRONGLY.

He sang it both on Friday July 11th and Saturday July 12, 1986. The strongest version is the link you gave which is the Friday July 11, 1986 version.

But not everyone finds it as its listed in the European way, with the day before the month. (11-7-1986)

Thanks for bringing that back. My favorite version.

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Posted: 11 May 20, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rainbow!!! Thank you so much for pulling that out and posting it. That’s exactly the one. .. where he talks about his use of his “ventricular fold“

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Posted: 11 May 20, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi all! Geez, I missed you guys and have tried to catch up but there's just toooo much!! Hope all of you are doing well and I really appreciate some of you asking about me ,and, sorry to have worried some of you :(.

It's been a crazy few weeks of constant technical issues, painting my kitchen/DR/Fam Rm combo (yes, I jumped on THAT bandwagon). Slowly hoping to get back on track and expect to go back to the office in the next couple of weeks which will help me keep track of you all. Sad to say, I seem to have much more free time there lol!

Just a few mentions that I vaguely remember from trying to catch up. Yes, it was me that introduced the Freddie blogs and I'm glad someone kept that up. I am a few episodes behind on that as well. Have given up on following Rudi just because I found that I wasn't getting much new info and his lives were kinda irritating (so sorry, I know that's prob not a popular opinion but, it is what it is). I also did not pre-order his book because his disorganization isn't leading me to believe I will enjoy it. But PLEASE, if anyone knows any more or gets theirs and like it, let me know. Won't be the first time I was wrong!! There was a mention about Thor's book and an update. Last I heard, the book was done but there will be COVID delays on publishing. I KNOW I got that info from an email from GoFundMe so, it should still be there. Lastly, someone asked about my Switzerland trip. As far as I know, we will be able to travel to Paris and Switz in September but, I have been notified that the festival was cancelled! Broke my heart, but I understand. We will still see the statue and go to the casino if we can.

I know some of you asked about my daughter. Her hospital is down to 2 COVID units and starting to re-open the other units as they were so, she gets to go back to her management position and stop bouncing around all the ICU's. She's very happy but says they expect another increase in cases soon with things opening up in Fl. She's also desperately wanting to get back to the times where she could stop for a coffee on the way to work and not fear getting verbally/physically attacked which seems to be a trend now days. She had a couple of incidents but, thankfully, nothing major.

OK, last thing.....one of my brothers-in-law passed away on Friday after a long struggle with cancer. He wasn't allowed visitors until it became obvious that he didn't have long. The hospital then allowed his wife and kids in to see him and say goodbye. Not sure yet what the family will do as wakes/funerals can't happen now. Makes it that much more difficult that they have a huge loss and are now unable to lay him to rest as they would like. Again, it is what it is BUT, very unfortunate!!

Hate to leave you all on a depressing note but i DO hope everyone is doing well. I'm gonna try to finish catching up on all the links you have left and please, if anyone wants to DM me here, feel free!

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Posted: 11 May 20, 19:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day! I got to see my mom for a bit through masks but it was still great!

I have spent a while now listening to the links you all gave on analysis of Freddie’s voice and it has been a blast. I have seen those videos suggested before but never watched them, I just thought it was people saying “wow, Freddie was good”, which I already knew so I just didn’t watch them. But it’s cool to see it analyzed the way he used his mouth and throat to get the tones, and how he varied everything with intensity and body movement. It made me love Freddie more and I didn’t think that was possible!

I went out on Friday to get some flowers, not the best idea because now the temps are freezing so they are living in my garage until it warms up. But I have always found if I wait until after Mother’s Day they are too picked over and the nice ones are gone.




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Posted: 11 May 20, 19:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, you cannot know how happy I am to see you. The nature of any forum like this is that as well as we think we know each other, we really don't know each other at all. I would have sent out a search party for you, but of course, I couldn't.

I'm sorry about your BIL. That's been one of the hardest things with this because people can't be with their loved ones as they make the transition to death. I'm glad his family was able to say good-bye. And of course, funerals are equally sad in that no one can say good-bye in that way now. I will have two memorial services to attend at some point and while I'll be glad to share in the joy of the lives lost that way, being unable to be supportive at the time is so hard.

More later...………..but I had to do a happy dance that you are back!!


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Posted: 11 May 20, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@MyHumanZoo

That is what vocal coaches focus on. Just look at opera singers, they open their mouths in the most extreme manner and virtually chew the scenery. I heard he had taken a few lessons in the late 70s or early 80s.
BTW, I have heard about a book which is a critical account of NIH´s and Big Pharma´s role in the AIDS epidemic, "Good Intentions" by Bruce Nussbaum. It is from the early 90s, so maybe some of the Information on certain drugs has been refuted and the NIH/FDA have changed for the better since publication.



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Posted: 11 May 20, 23:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Steven,That was a cool find those aren"t my types of music so i had no idea on that awesome my uncle however wasn't into any of those.I guess i just meant everyone has different musical abilities or tastes.I remember him listening to alot of Air supply ,Hall and oates, Boston, Journey:,Before that the seventies i couldn;t say those were his college years and i was a bit young to remember.I just never took to that style of music my ex likes some of it i think.I don:t want to get her talking about it though.We were always very different her basketball me band.She was very social me not so much.Me married 27 years her single for the last 10.Well buddy i hope this finds you well and keep doing what you love till next time.Peace be with anyone i missed in conversation.


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Posted: 12 May 20, 00:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Steven; I'm getting old I hope this doesn;t detour us from speaking but i don't put alot of emphasis on labels.Which means to me you are who you are and that's it.However if someone tells me they identify or label themselves as such cool it's okay with me.My ex for an example she was gay when i met her she said so.She still is today it don't change and i don't think it has to have a label that person knows who they are.I guess i just don't follow or keep up with alot of the upcoming events around me either maybe i should start.I am a strange duck but that's alright atleast i'm not boring right.

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Posted: 12 May 20, 01:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ammids! Yay! Thank you for updating us and so very sorry about your brother in law. Glad your daughter A-ok too.

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Posted: 12 May 20, 01:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Chevyman.

I did not want to put labels on people. That documentary was uploaded in early May, I watched it shortly prior to somerbody mentioning about musicals and homosexuals, that´s all. Its director is Rosa von Praunheim.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_von_Praunheim

According to an interview von Praunheim himself was never into opera, but his deceased friend, Werner Schroeter, was. There´s even a book on gays and opera, "The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire", the author gets a lot of screentime in the movie.

I myself met and knew several gay men, I only met one who studied musicology and was into opera and classical music. Speaking of labels: Although I am not gay there were people initially thinking I was gay due to my way of speaking and mannerisms, :D






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Posted: 12 May 20, 02:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, I missed Rudi's Live yesterday, and last week I was playing games on my iPad while he was talking because he's doing so much self-promoting. . He's got one of his people helping him now so it's much better organized, but he's spending more time talking about projects other than Queen, and I'm just not interested. I think he's done some wonderful work over the years and deserves to be proud of that, but I don't need to listen to him once a week. I didn't pre-order the book, partly because I don't completely understand the process. I'm sure I'll get his book when it comes out and I may yet pre-order but I'm ok waiting for now.

I thought of you when I saw that the birthday party in Montreux was canceled. What a disappointment!

Glad your daughter is ok, but sorry to hear about verbal/physical incidents. People are definitely on edge.

MHZ, I'm jealous that you have your flowers. It's been way too cold here, but I may go out briefly this week to get some. You expressed my greatest fear; that they will be picked over.

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Posted: 12 May 20, 02:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Steven; What band did you say you played for?I wish i could sing but boring me just plays piano;and occasional guitar.I didn't know you were a musician.Do you travel alot?I always wished i had such a talent.I always thought it was so ordinary to play just my instruments but to sing and play what a gift you have.

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Posted: 12 May 20, 03:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amimids, I think I have to agree with you on Rudi he just doesn't want to make me chase my tail around the room if you know what I mean.He got real friendly with the fans too quick with the I love you and all.I just ain;t buying it for now.If I'm wrong later i will eat those words.At first I liked him even followed him on instagram but I think the deal breaker for me is when I seen him and Peter team up together.Did they ever announce their surprize does anyone know.The first live he did I know his gf was supposed to meet and help and no show from her maybe that affected him some a bit.I just can't follow him it's like the price is right with all the contestants and such.Hope for the best prepare for the worst.

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Posted: 12 May 20, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Chevyman

It´s just a hobby. And even from that Point of view it´s low level. I know hobby bands who are ten times better and quasi-professional. I knew people whose singing jsut came naturally without thinking about technique. What kind of music do you play on the piano?