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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 02:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is taken from my recording made on my MP3 player, when I had the chance to talk to Peter Freestone, Freddie's assistant, who we all know. This was done on Wednesday, September 14th, this past week.

I think you guys will find this interview interesting, and I think it will be better understood in this written, almost unedited form (save for a few "um's", and repeated words), than it would with the recording itself.

Enjoy!

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Richard: OK, My two questions...if Freddie were still alive...you know how he was a big fan of Japanese culture and stuff, right? Do you think if he was still alive, if he'd been able to at least see the surge in anime worldwide, Japanese animation, do you think he would've contributed a theme song to a show like "InuYasha" or "Gundam Seed"?

Peter: Um, to my mind, I'm sure that Freddie would've been writing more music , and he would have been helping anybody he could in that way...(indistinguishable)...In particular, in the last few years he knew he had a short time left so everything, everything in his mind was devoted to Queen

Richard: Yup

Peter: Because you know, he didn't want everything just to finish just because he wasn't around anymore

Richard: Yeah

Peter: I think if he was alive now I'm sure he would've diversified, he would have had the time, and yes I'm sure he would have done things in Japan

Richard: Yeah

Peter: I mean that was his spiritual home, because he loved everything Japanese

Richard: Yeah, and he even did a song in Japanese with Montserrat Caballe, "La Japonaise", and also "Teo Torriate" with Queen

Peter: Yeah

Richard: That's one of my favourite songs. Have you ever had the chance to listen to the remix from "Jewels II" CD?

Peter: I haven't. I want to get a hold of it

Richard: Can I send you a link to download it?

Peter: Yes, that would be lovely

Richard: And I think one more question, let's see if I can remember it, if not I'll just shoot it off to you on e-mail

Peter: Forgive me if it's not answered immediately, because I'm having trouble getting on the Internet here

Richard: [laughs] That's OK. There's always the library [both laugh]

Peter: I'm useless at computers, I know what to do [mimicks typing on the keyboard in the air] but that's as far as it goes

Richard: Oh, have you had a chance to see Queen and Paul Rodgers live yet?

Peter: I've seen one show, um, back in Europe, and it was very interesting. I enjoyed it. It was different. It was exactly as Brian had said at the very beginning of the tour, "do not expect what Queen used to be, this is a new experience," and it was

Richard: Yeah, and you can certainly tell by the bootlegs that were shared [Peter laughs] in the online community. If you ask me, I think we had some of the best bootlegs. It's just a shame that on the "Return Of The Champions" CD, they don't have "Under Pressure", you know? And not just that, but there's some overdubs, yeah. It's like they have an overdub fix, but can't blame 'em

Peter: Because the thing is, if it's being released to the public, it has to be the best that they can give. You know that, it's always been like that with Queen's own sound

Richard: Yeah

Peter: You know, they will only be happy with the best

Richard: Yeah, exactly. All right, well thank you so much

Peter: It's my pleasure


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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 05:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's great. He's such a sweet man.

I'd still like to actually hear this though.. if you'd rather not share it publically you can of course email me a link ;)

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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

very nice!


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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wigglepuppy wrote:

That's great. He's such a sweet man.

I'd still like to actually hear this though.. if you'd rather not share it publically you can of course email me a link ;)


I think that will be the case, as I'd like to otherwise keep the recording for myself, darling.

But yes, I will send you a link right away.

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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

while watching queen's magic moments dvd you can see how emotional peter still is while he talks about freddie, i really think it was true friendship from peter unlike some others who just loved freddie the star, great interview by the way mate, well done


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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inu-Liger<h6>-a.k.a. Richard Guilbault- wrote:

Wigglepuppy wrote:

That's great. He's such a sweet man.

I'd still like to actually hear this though.. if you'd rather not share it publically you can of course email me a link ;)


I think that will be the case, as I'd like to otherwise keep the recording for myself, darling.

But yes, I will send you a link right away.



Could you PLEASE send it to me too, if I'm not asking too much from you? I'm very fond of Phoebe and I like him for the way he has taken care of Freddie in his last days...


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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LeroyBrown11 wrote:

He looks so adorable and he always smiles when talking about Freddie. I want to meet him.


Yeah, he certainly smiles a lot in a very sweet way.

I'll forever remember his gentle smiling face :)

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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always think of Peter Freestone when I hear, "Friends will be friends .... right to the end."


Yes, it was a worthwhile experience.
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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Richard, If it wouldn't be too much trouble to send this to me, I'd love to hear it!

By the way Richard, Have you seen Cromartie High School?


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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson wrote:

Richard, If it wouldn't be too much trouble to send this to me, I'd love to hear it!

By the way Richard, Have you seen Cromartie High School?


I will send it to you soon.

And no, I haven't seen CHS, but I WANT to!

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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black>The Lord Of Darkness wrote:

The anime theme songs, I mean how could Peter guess that Freddie would have written songs for those shitty B-movies.

One of the worst questions ever. Useless but perhaps even worse is the person you asked it. I mean your not gonna ask a cardriver how to fly an airplain right?

Further i think it was a good roling conversation (however I think the second question is also useless)


I appreciate your criticism.

However, I only asked them partly cos I wanted to ask something unique, instead of something so cliche like "What was Freddie like in real life?", which I pretty much already knew the answer(s) to.

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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan, could you e-mail me your addy? Your profile won't let me or anyone view your e-mail addy.

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Posted: 18 Sep 05, 00:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey I'll forward Dan your email with the link..

BTW, I tried to listen to it.. extremely loud and distorted, so I see why you did the transcript instead :) Thanks again though!

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Posted: 18 Sep 05, 03:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 19 Sep 05, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you so much!


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Posted: 19 Sep 05, 22:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson">ThomasQuinn wrote:

How about asking questions which have some relevance to the Queen-world in general instead of just yourself and your obsesive love of anime next time?


How about you leave me alone and stop telling me what I can or can't say. I fucking hate people who tell me what to do or not what to do.

Besides, what else is there to ask that hasn't been asked?

"Uh, Mr. Freestone, which hand did Freddie like to masturbate with?"


'nuff said


Besides, I wanted to ask something DIFFERENT - is that a crime?

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Posted: 19 Sep 05, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was a good interview. I have no idea what I'd ask Mr Freestone if given the chance. This is definately a story to share with your grandkids :-D

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<b><font color = "crimson">ThomasQuinn wrote:

How about asking questions which have some relevance to the Queen-world in general instead of just yourself and your obsesive love of anime next time?


I totally agree. That question was just retarded, and we all know by now that Freddie was not into any nerd hobbies like video games, cartoons, anime, or sci-fi flicks. I mean, he was a gay man for God's sake! and he basically liked what other gay men liked. You know, musicals, fashion, art, ballet, and all that stuff.

On the other hand, that would have been a good question for Brian, who is actually into a lot of geek things. I remember once Brian mentioning that he liked to watch cartoons and anime series with his son Jimmy when he was a kid.


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Posted: 20 Sep 05, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interestingly enough, I shot off anime(-related) questions to Brian in the past, but no replies since he was "busy"

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Inu-Liger<h6>-a.k.a. Richard Guilbault- wrote:

Interestingly enough, I shot off anime(-related) questions to Brian in the past, but no replies since he was "busy"


Apparently Brian May forwarded those questions to his son Jimmy...

...then Jimmy sent an e-mail back to Brian telling him that those question are too lame to even bother answering them.


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