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Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:24 PM

My day was just made. Queen played at the Oscars

Well Brian and Roger anyway. John wont/cant perform but still it made me happy. I have loved them since I was 10 years old watching Flash Gordon with my dad on our new VCR. He played News Of The World for me because I liked the music from the movie. I was hooked and saved up my allowance to buy all of their tapes. When Freddy died I was devestated. I remember watching the video for "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" and I was just so sad and angry about how demonized people with AIDS were. The fact that I was pretty sure I was gay made it even more difficult.

Anyway, seeing them perform with Lambert. It was great. If Freddy is somewhere looking down, I have to believe he would be pleased even if the movie was lacking in some areas.

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Reply My day was just made. Queen played at the Oscars (Original post)
tymorial Feb 2019 OP
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2019 #1
tymorial Feb 2019 #7
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2019 #9
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2019 #12
UTUSN Feb 2019 #2
UTUSN Feb 2019 #5
UniteFightBack Feb 2019 #6
UTUSN Feb 2019 #8
UTUSN Feb 2019 #11
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2019 #10
UTUSN Feb 2019 #13
UTUSN Feb 2019 #3
Zoonart Feb 2019 #4
milestogo Feb 2019 #14
UTUSN Feb 2019 #15
UTUSN Feb 2019 #16
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2019 #17
UTUSN Feb 2019 #18
UTUSN Feb 2019 #19

Response to tymorial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:33 PM

1. Agreed

John cant?

Love the tribute to Mr. Freddie Mercury at the end. The great Freddie Mercury.

Brian brings me to tears with that guitar of his.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:51 PM

7. The Red Special :)

Maybe you know but it was made by Brian and his father. The neck came from wood from their fireplace mantel. May's sound also comes from the fact he uses a 1940s sixpence as his pick.

So as for Deacon, he stopped performing after Freddy died. He just didn't want to perform without him. I think he only played with Queen twice after Freddy passed, The Concer for Life being one of them. I cant remember the other.

I remember watching an interview with May and he said that Deacon is involved with the business side of Queen and has given his blessing on the various tours and albums. They arent very close anymore but I guess Deacon was always very private and very quiet. I think he suffered from depression as well if I recall and Mercury's death hit him hard. I do not begrudge him whatsoever. The fact that he is still involved in the background as minor as that may be and the fact that he greenlit the movie.. he is clearly not a bitter man

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Response to tymorial (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:59 PM

9. I can understand Deacon ending it

and I can understand Roger and Brian wanting to continue to celebrate the music of Queen. While Paul Rodgers is a great singer, I think Adam Lambert is better suited to step into Freddie's shoes. He has his theatricality. It was fun to watch them perform.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 09:06 PM

12. Adam is special in his own right. Very talented.

I never watched American Idol but my wife did and one night I came thru the room when he was performing, stopped me dead in my tracks, didnt miss a performance since.

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Response to tymorial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:39 PM

2. POEHLER, FEY, & RUDOLF: "And Mexico is not paying for the wall." Haha!1

Last edited Mon Feb 25, 2019, 12:24 AM - Edit history (1)

So the two from The Favourite cancelled each other out for Supporting Actress and the middle class boss lady from Roma lost. If the latter had won and then later the indigenous maid had lost for Best Actress it would have looked bad considering that race and class are the point of Roma. But prolly Glenn CLOSE will take Best?


*******ON EDIT: here they are:




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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:45 PM

5. Melissa McCARTHY hilariously dressed as the queen from Favourite, with handpuppet RABBIT!1

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:51 PM

6. All those rabbits on her train had me rolling. nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:53 PM

8. I was rolling, so I didn't even see those!1 Always have to catch up with YouTubes later!1

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 09:05 PM

11. It's already on YouTube - so here are the rabbits on the train!1



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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 09:02 PM

10. I think (hope) Glenn Close has a lock on Best Actress

but there are always surprises. Remember when Juliette Binoche won for The English Patient instead of Lauren Bacall? I'm really crossing my fingers for Sam Elliott and Rami Malek.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 09:09 PM

13. Well, the two Supporting from The Favourite cancelled out; & the boss lady from Roma lost, so...

Last edited Mon Feb 25, 2019, 06:00 PM - Edit history (1)

It would have looked bad if the middle class boss lady from Roma had won for Supporting and then later if the indigenous maid loses for Best, since that's the class/race point of Roma.

I love The Favorite, but love Glenn CLOSE more!1






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Response to tymorial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:42 PM

3. Hmm, first time I see somebody reading acceptance speech from their phone!1

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Response to tymorial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 08:43 PM

4. Same for me...a real QUEEN head.

Quick story. So Mr. and I took our 13 yr old granddaughter to see Bohemian Rhapsody for her birthday...at her request.

I reminded her that when she was three...I bought her a custom dress that had a Queen tee connected to a purple tutu.

She turned it around to me a couple of weeks later...fashioned as a pillow. My DIL had kept it.

We are a QUEEN family.

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Response to tymorial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 09:49 PM

14. Gotta say I loved Queen with Adam Lambert.

Nothing against Freddie, but Adam is a great showman and has a great voice.

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Response to tymorial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 10:46 PM

15. ********YESssssss! - Rami!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to tymorial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 11:02 PM

16. ********YESssssss! - Olivia COLMAN from The Favourite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I saw that movie, also Star/Born, Roma, didn't see Glenn CLOSE or Melissa McCARTHY, but I would have been happy with any of them but Gaga LAST. Would have been very happy with Glenn. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE Olivia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







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Response to UTUSN (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 11:30 PM

17. Gaga got the award for Best Song, and I'm glad she did

I do think she's a decent actress, but this role was not Oscar worthy.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 11:39 PM

18. Yip (not Oscar worthy) about the movie and the role, song O.K. But Bette MIDLER sold that other song

Saw both of the first Star/Borns last night on TCM, and Judy always should win. Read the Wiki about STREISAND's and nope. But this one (GAGA/COOPER) did *not* need to be remade and all the characters were cardboard. So if they took Song, fine, just so they didn't get anything else, plus they turned me off with their promotional interviews acting like they had it done.

My thing is, do I want to see this movie/acting/song again, and nope nope nope, not this, not Roma. Yes for The Favourite. Now I think I want to see Black Klansman.











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Response to tymorial (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 11:45 PM

19. Dear O.P., sorry about my hijacking your Queen thread to turn it into an Oscar thread!1

But if it's supportive, I saw the Queen movie and liked it and totally picked Rami as my pick for Best, so, there's THAT!1





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