Lazarus, the days of our lives

I always associate David Bowie with Queen and Freddie Mercury after hearing the amazing “Under Pressure”.

I’ve even heard a bootleg version recorded in the studio where both singers are clearly heard talking to each other.

So, to me it’s appropriate to mark the passing away of the legendary singer David Bowie with the video of his recently released song “Lazarus”, and Queen’s “These Are The Days of our Lives” where Mercury was visibly gaunt mere months before his own death.

But let’s finish on a high note with “Under Pressure” 🙂

Wake up to go home

This is a great song but I’m slightly baffled by her leaving her daughter for the day to go to a music concert and the daughter is still in bed when she comes home…

Still, it’s only a music video, and “Wake Me Up” by Avicii is a great song.

Queen at Live Aid

25 minutes of an amazing performance by a great band.

I want to know who was the guy in shorts who was leaning against the stage wall at around 8:29.
(Thank for the link Leon!)

Ogre Battle

Spotify opened it’s doors to the Irish public today (well, to those who hadn’t used a proxy or some other means to pay for the UK service that is) so I gave it a go and of course looked for Queen music. The usual suspects are there and some material I hadn’t heard before like B-sides and “work in progress” versions of some songs. Great!

Then I found Deep Cuts, the first in a series of album compilations of more “obscure” stuff. I saw some favourites on there so I tried Ogre Battle first.


What the hell? Almost 30 seconds of near silence building up to an annoying wail! Argh! This wasn’t the Ogre Battle I remembered. It’s the version from their second album, Queen II.


The version of the song from “Queen at the BBC” is so much better, but that one isn’t on Spotify. I won’t be throwing out my MP3 or CD collection any time soon. Humph.

Deep in her Eyes

I knew this song was familiar when I first heard it. It’s the theme tune to the game Uplink which I haven’t actually played at all but I had the OST from some game bundle.

Turns out it was used in a party invite for Assembly ’94. It was a favourite of mine from back then. You can download the brilliant .s3m version here.

Anyone else have fond memories of the MOD scene? The top favourites on modarchives.org will help!

Dancing on the Ceiling

Talk to a 4 year old about walking upside down and gravity and then show them the video for Lionel Richie’s Dancing on the Ceiling. Mind blowing.

Apparently the whole room rotated according to the Wikipedia page for the song.