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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 00:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor has an update if you guys want to check it out.

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 02:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, that's cool that you have your brother's Beatles collection. It's awfully nice of you to consider donating it to a fan. When I took all of my old albums to Good Will, many of the early Beatles records were in the box. I always like to think that someone who collects records was looking through the records in the GW store and felt like they had come upon a treasure.

Lsgp, I did watch the Rudi Live on YouTube last night. He had some good stories to share, but the problem for me is that it takes him too long to get to the point. My mind starts wandering, and then I'm looking at a catalog on my desk, and then I'm going through a pile of papers and then and then and then...……………..We talked about this before, but I wish he would define "chapter". He can't possibly mean a normal chapter or the book will be massive.

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chevy - yep, saw the update. Not surprised that the publisher is moving so slow but, will admit, very disappointed that there will be another delay. I totally understand the situation but I was really hoping for something good to come out of this year......

Katy - my brother was kind of a hoarder so not sure what I have left that is in good condition but, for a true fan it would probably be interesting. My area was supposed to have a "junk away" day this month so my hubby and I shifted a ton of stuff around in our crawl space for that. Due to COVID, the pick up got cancelled and now that box is buried behind all the stuff we can't get rid of lol!! You probably made someone's year with your albums!! That's one thing I haven't been able to part with, my album collection, even though I don't play them :) Will PM you later on the Gerry thing as not remembering is driving me nutty lol.

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, I know this covid thing has been so hard on all people. Hopefully it’s the end of it. Are flights back up again?

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was kinda worried about the flights are they taking any new precautions due to the covid virus. I hope they do I think it would make me a little nervous to take a flight. I do understand that’s the only way a lot of people see family which is so very important . It’s essential to our sanity these days. I know people are getting vacation fever like crazy. Maybe they can take their boats out or do camping. I guess not everybody is from the country like me. It didn’t hurt us that bad our idea of a good time is outdoor stuff a lot of beer drinking we stay in cabins a lot.We also go fishing and to the lakes that’s Oklahoma.The thought of a vacation in a large place would scare me to death with social anxiety.I would sure love to go back to Branson though I really love it there.

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

I watched hoarders on television and there was an episode where this lady was pooping in buckets. That was disgusting another episode a man had so many cockroaches in his home he couldn’t cook on his stove because they would get on his food. They were in his bed also.It made me sick. Another episode a man collected rats and let them crawl all over him and they would chew on him talk about your fetish.I get hoarding but that is hoarding to the extreme.I hope I didn’t make anybody sick if you ever want a good diet watch the hoarding series.

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm, can't seem to PM you Katy. Every time I try, I get kicked off the site?!?!??! Figures!

Chevy, I know flights are running but I don't think international ones are yet. Not sure what all of the airlines are doing but, Norwegian is the airline we're taking to Paris and they have notified me about what they have. Apparently, their system isn't just recirculated air - they have some filtration system that the air goes through before it is pushed back out. It's supposed to rival some hospital techniques. Now, my husband was an airline mechanic for many years and had never heard of this BUT, he's been out of the game for a couple of decades. He says he believes the explanation that I probably just botched up here. He also said it may depend on the age of the plane so not all planes would have this capability. idk, it's a little above my pay grade lol!

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, Okay my uncle was a mechanic too but passed away along time ago so I don’t know how all that stuff works. My aunt works for American Airlines but she works in accounting.So they are taking people from the US to Paris is it for work or fun lol.

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 17:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, I PMed you this morning, trying to explain the situation you asked about. I also have trouble at times accessing the QZ PM site. I repeatedly get the "timed out" notice but if I keep trying, I eventually get in. The ease of PMing is one of the features I really like about queenchat.

I've forgotten when you scheduled your trip to Paris. I'm thinking September. Yes? I wonder what is going to happen with international travel. My niece had rescheduled her April wedding in Mexico to January of 2021, but I'm wondering if that will happen. With cases continuing to spike in the US, I wonder if we will be back to anything resembling normal by then. I AM getting a haircut tomorrow, and after 13 weeks it is desperately needed, but I do have some concerns. I'm slowly getting out, but I weigh each situation for safety.

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, I would love to hear what you have in your Beatles collection! I have read so many books, and I have collected a lot of the vinyl. I need to dig that out, I haven’t listened to them in ages, I got most of them on CD later so I could listen more easily. I had posters and other things too, I can’t remember what I kept though. I’d be happy to buy some if it’s stuff of interest. Ironically I have been playing through my Beatles song book since I got my electric guitar, and having a blast with it. Most of their songs are very easy from a chord perspective and I know them all so well. I played Blackbird the other day, one of my favorites!

Katydid, I am a bit like you on Rudi’s stuff, I start doing things as he rambles and then I catch something and have to back up and listen again! His emotional pauses make me giggle sometimes, mostly when he tells the same story twice and has the exact same pauses and dramatic tone. I’m sure it is emotional so I am not laughing at that, just that he does have a little bit of the dramatic flair from directing, I think!

The only thing I will say on the Gerry stuff is that I have had several exchanges which were perfectly polite (with multiple of the personalities, lol!). It is really the antagonists that stir him/her up. It takes more than 1 person to argue!

I am on a quick vacation in Florida, we were supposed to come down in April but couldn’t with the Covid stuff. We flew down last night, everyone had masks on and they even handed out packets with a mask and hand sanitizer and stuff as we boarded the plane. I would say it was a little over half full. It is quite swampy here, but still nice to get out for a change in scenery.




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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chevy that hoarder stuff is nuts! I stumbled upon a channel on YouTube that is a company that cleans up hoarder places after the people have died...and sometimes they die in their homes and they have to do hazmat cleaning and stuff. I cannot believe that people can live like some do, it is hard to understand that it is actually a disorder, one would think that the mess would wake them up to it but obviously it is something they can’t overcome. Amazing what the mind can do! Anyway, the cleaners must get paid well to clean these places out, they are full of rotting food and pet feces and things, and this company is in Florida so the guys are fully suited up and sweating while having to smell all that. I’m not sure you could pay me enough for that job!




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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MHZ, Hell no I was watching them scoop that poop up with a shovel. The lady would pee in a cup and make her granddaughter dump it outside. Nasty heifer I’m sorry I draw a line she even had plumbing she just didn’t want to use the toilet.Goodness her boyfriend finally left her well of course he did she was taking dumps on the floor. That ain’t sexy lol. Can you imagine what it smells like. Bugs crawling all over everything there is no way I would set down.I would burn my clothes.I would rather live in a neat and clean tent in the wilderness naked and afraid.

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 21:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was also one with a father and two little kids welfare stepped in and removed the children until he cleaned it up. When they returned the little boy had a shaved head and omg they had shaved the little girls head too. She looked like a little boy. I guess they had head bugs.Poor things

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Posted: 12 Jun 20, 22:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds...When I went to Ireland a couple of years ago, my husband and I flew on Norwegian Airlines out of Stewart Airport near NYC. As far as I know, they no longer fly from there, which is a shame. In fact, I don't think Norwegian flies out of any airports in the Northeast anymore, but I haven't checked in a while. We got a great deal on tickets at the time. I bought the tickets before we had any B& B reservations or even our car rental! I was excited to fly on Norwegian because Freddie had been chosen as a "Tail Fin Hero" and I was convinced I would be fortunate enough to fly on the "Freddie plane", but alas, it was not to be.

Most people have seen this picture before, but here it is anyway.

Katydyd...I agree with your comment about Rudi. In addition, Freddie obviously trusted Rudi a great deal to have selected him as the director of his final video. Discretion was paramount at that time. What's nice about all of these books coming out (the Neil Preston Book, Thor and Lee's, and Rudi's) is that we have choices. You mentioned the Life Magazine that was published after the movie. I didn't get it because I didn't think I would read/see anything new. However, I understand how others who didn't have any Queen books would be thrilled to buy the magazine. I would rather have choices that I pass on then to have no choices at all.

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Posted: 13 Jun 20, 04:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just kinda like to say without making a big wave I just don’t get the purpose of these other two books at this same specific time frame. I get choices and everyone wanting wanting something different or maybe wanting all three. It just seems a little weird to me that’s all that the two other authors are supported by Queen management. I by no means want to start ugliness I just dont want this to be skipped over or overlooked. I do feel there is a slight angle behind this. I had been looking back Rudi has been working on this project for years as a maybe possibility and all the sudden it is in the works as a rush now I’m just saying and his title does intrigue me.

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Posted: 13 Jun 20, 04:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sweet plane Rainbow!

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Posted: 13 Jun 20, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Thanks! But reading and hearing a language passively is different than writing or talking. Writing a mail or post without time constraint is different than an spontaneous chat where you have to react instantly. And by reading blog and articles, I know some sophisticated political or scientific terms, but lost some knowledge of common everyday vocabulary. I had classmates who went to the US or Canada and spoke English with native speaker´s security, without the slightest accent.



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Posted: 13 Jun 20, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chevy...As far as the publication of these 3 upcoming books, I guess we will have to politely "agree to disagree". :)

Whether people liked the Bo-Rhap movie or not, the one point most can agree on is that it smashed all box-office expectations. The resounding success of the movie showed there is an audience hungry for anything Freddie or Queen related. Therefore, it comes as no great surprise that Freddie/Queen books have been written after the film. It has already been about a year and a half since the movie's premiere, so it makes sense to get those books published and made available while the interest is still high.

Neil Preston was the official Queen photographer for many years, but that is not his only accomplishment. He has already enjoyed major success as the official photographer for several other rock groups and has been the photographer at major sporting events including 6 Olympics. It's obvious that Brian and Roger gave Neil's photo book their blessing because they have contributed anecdotes to the book. All authors would love to have that kind of participation when they publish books about living legends. It gives the book credibility.

As far as Rudi's book, I have no idea if it has Queen Management's blessing or not, but being that Rudi was a trusted video director for Queen, and Rudi has stated he is still in touch with Brian, Roger and Queen management, they are probably quite aware of Rudi's book. That doesn't necessarily mean they are contributing to it though. From what I gathered on Rudi's last YouTube talk, he hasn't even finished the book yet, but if Brian and Roger choose to give it their blessing, then kudos to Rudi.

Thor and Lee have been working on their book for a while. Although there have been some delays with Thor's knee surgery/recuperation and now COVID -19 slowing down production, they have remained steadfast in this book project and have enjoyed public support for their venture as well. I think they see the finish line! I assume Thor and Lee don't have a relationship with Queen Management and that's perfectly okay. It doesn't mean anything bad if they don't. Thor and Lee did not inhabit the international rock world as did Neil and Rudi, they got a glimpse of it through Freddie, so Thor and Lee's story comes from a completely different perspective. Their book will largely focus on Freddie's world outside of being a rock star, so why would Brian, Roger or Queen Management have any involvement in that? Thor and Lee have an incredible story to share that is quite unlike the others. I really look forward to their book.

This is pure supposition on my part, but I doubt that Thor and Lee know Rudi or Neil Preston or vice-versa. (I can't emphasize enough that this is just my opinion) I don't know if Rudi and Neil know each other, but that is far more likely. None of this really matters though. That the three books could possibly be published around the same time does not imply anything untoward on the part of those involved. I don't see these books competing with each other as they are all so different...and being different does not mean that one book will be any more or less truthful in its depiction of Freddie than the others. No one is trying to undercut the other, steal anyone's thunder, or cover anything up. I don't think there is anything to be worried about or suspicious of. There is nothing nefarious going on.

Freddie was such an amazing person...what a complete and total privilege it was that Thor, Lee, Rudi, and Neil all had the great fortune to have known him. And now...it will be our great fortune to be "invited" into the world they shared with the extraordinary Freddie Mercury!

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Posted: 13 Jun 20, 19:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rainbow61 wrote:

Whether people liked the Bo-Rhap movie or not, the one point most can agree on is that it smashed all box-office expectations. The resounding success of the movie showed there is an audience hungry for anything Freddie or Queen related. Therefore, it comes as no great surprise that Freddie/Queen books have been written after the film. It has already been about a year and a half since the movie's premiere, so it makes sense to get those books published and made available while the interest is still high.

Thor and Lee have been working on their book for a while.



It had been suggested to Thor that he write a book way back in July 2017, well over a year before the Bo Rhap movie's release in October 2018.

There is NO WAY that Thor and Lee's book was conceived as a "cash in" as the idea germinated before the movie's release.

In July 2017, the movie was in shambles, and the final script for the movie had not even been written.

http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1480243/clarification-of-thor-arnolds-role-in-freddies-life.aspx?page=4


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Posted: 13 Jun 20, 20:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saint Juib, I think I already read that somewhere I believe it was here my problem isn’t with their book at all trust me.I think they have been more than generous here. I believe some of those in the past had suggested other wise about cashing in that’s a little silly isn’t it.Thats before I started following I believe . As far as things are many are getting frustrating because it is taking so long. I think that is a little rude but it doesn’t matter to me one way or the other. I would take their truth before I would take someone who is feeding the fans enough bait like Rudi to keep them biting and coming back.Im not saying he wasn’t a friend and buisness associate but not all friends are as close to him as they say I believe in my opinion meaning Rudi. And just because someone works for you doesn’t make them Golden.This is all just my opinion.