Music

Stop your messing around

Better think of your future Time you straighten right out Creating problems in town Rudy, a message to you Rudy, a message to you What an earworm. Once you listen to it, you’ll be humming it all day long. RIP Terry Hall. Today I learned that “rudy” is slang. I […]

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Lazing on a Sunday afternoon

If you don’t know, “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon” by Queen, you’re in for a treat. Absolutely lovely song and one of my favourite songs. Just over 1 minute of perfection. Jai on the Recovering Queen Podcast did a great cover of it too! When you’ve listened to that, follow […]

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It’s a Miracle, Another Post!

What! Two posts in one day? Well, I’ve been miserable with Covid-19 this week. But there is good news. Today is the day when Queen released The Miracle (Collectors Edition) which is a 4 disc compilation featuring the original tracks of the album. It’s the sessions disc that is getting […]

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“Queen: Face It Alone” Leaked

Queen will release a new song tomorrow, Face it Alone, with vocals by the late Freddie Mercury. First play was supposed to be on BBC Radio 2 in the UK, but a French DJ played it last night, and somebody recorded it. I first heard there would be a new […]

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Seán Maquire, Fidil agus Píb Uillinne, 1959

I called to see my Dad yesterday, and he told me he has resurrected his old Pioneer record player. I have many memories of this device sitting in the corner of the “good room” at home, and after the needle and the rubber band that drives the player were replaced […]

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Building the MP3mobile

Apart from hoarding driver CDs and diskettes in 1999 I also printed out a huge number of pro-Linux news articles. One of those was this page on building an MP3 player for a car called The MP3mobile. Over the years I had grappled with the idea of adding an MP3 […]

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Vivaldi’s Four Seasons played by London Concertante

We haven’t been to a concert in a long time. Last night I went to St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral in the heart of Cork City to listen to London Concertante. My son has shown a huge interest in music over the course of lockdown. He started with an electronic keyboard, […]

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Keep Yourself Alive (Long Lost Re-Take)

I just heard this edit of Queen’s Keep Yourself Alive for the first time and I love it. It’s longer than the original and definitely worth listening to if you know the original. Apparently it was recorded in 1975 as a possible radio edit according to this post but it […]

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James Last plays the Beatles

In the mid 80’s I found a cassette tape of Beatles music played by the James Last orchestra. While I sort of knew some of the music this was the first time I heard many of the songs and I preferred this orchestra version to the original! The next time […]

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Finding Freddie

The Finding Freddie video podcast on YouTube is a wonderful ongoing series of short videos covering different aspects of Freddie Mercury’s life. So far there have been 4 episodes. If you’re a fan of Queen music you’ll love these!

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