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A Bohemian Rhapsody (review)

November 4, 2018

by Vanessa

I booked the tickets last week to see Bohemian Rhapsody at the local cinema, the day after its release, here in New Zealand. Which is today. I wore one of my Adam T shirts, as I did to the concerts I have seen of Queen and Adam Lambert. I don’t consider myself a Queen fan. I like the songs, but never really knew much of the band itself. I just adore Adam singing the songs of Queen.

I really liked the movie! It was entertaining, sad, and funny. I don’t know a lot about the concepts of their songs, or the timeline in which it all happened for them, so I really enjoyed the insight that the film gives us.

It was as if Adam was a ghost in the theatre! A good handful of times I got goosebumps and I was transported, so cleverly, back to my spot in the audience of the concerts I have seen! I kept hearing the songs sung by Adam. I have honestly watched SO MANY HOURS AND HOURS of concert performances of Adam singing with Queen that I know the songs back to front. Songs I never knew existed before Adam joined Roger and Brian. I kept seeing Adam in his tight black leather of the first world tour in 2014, strutting the stage in front of me!

The absolute joy of being taken back in time was everything! When Freddie walks down the stairs in his crown and cloak, my heart skipped a beat. I could see, in my memory, Adam standing in front of me in his glorious crown and gold cloak! Woooo hoooooo! Hearing the songs, and seeing them being performed in the movie has made me yearn to see Roger, Brian and Adam one more time! Please please please come back over this way for us again!

I feel like I appreciate Freddie more than I could have believed I would, after seeing the movie. The concepts and stand out talents of all of the Queen members were very much in the forefront of the film.

I also have come away thanking Adam for bringing these songs and the mastery of them, into my life. Of course, I have always known the hits of Queen, but since Adam, I understand them more and enjoy them more. I have listened to Adam singing them so much, hours and hours of footage from all of their concerts. I have watched hours and hours of live streams, from all sorts of time zones, making me being able to catch the stream a challenge at times!

I loved Adam’s cameo in the film! A brilliant small glimpse, of an extra almost. Even though he is underneath a wig, trucker cap, false teeth, and a moustache, heavens above, when that camera pauses on his shoulders and back! Wooooooo hoooooooo! NOW THAT’S HIM! Hahahhahahaa!

I am so pleased I saw it, and I am so pleased, at this time in my life, to have been exposed to the deeper Queen catalogue through Adam singing the songs. I feel so pleased that I have been a part of the tours and a part of the audience and seen and heard Roger and Brian play. Both are masters at their craft. Brilliant musicians and men of grace and humility. I have really loved watching hours of interviews with them, as they tour with Adam, and I have tremendous respect for them. I loved seeing a part of their back story, in the film. I enjoyed seeing a representation of Freddie and he came across as endearing and strong.

So, in short, I thank Adam for bringing these fabulous songs to my attention, and for Roger and Brian for still bringing these songs to us, by touring and being so damn awesome on stage.

A really good movie!

Oh, and there are so many fabulous songs, ‘I Was Born To Love You’, ‘Save Me’, ‘Spread Your Wings’, ‘Hammer To Fall’ just to name a few.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. Lam-My permalink
    November 13, 2018 10:13 pm

    @adamlambert 15h
    Had the most fun with this photoshoot and I’m so thankful for every single person who helped bring my vision to life!!

    @SchonMagazine

    Interview @AdamLambert talks about his first voice acting gig as evil emperor Maximus in @Playmobil :”It’s a great character, it was really fun to play. It was so nuts that I lost my voice after the first day, just because he’s just so insane.”

    @AdamLambert on his new album:”I’ve explored some new sounds & new concepts & I’m on the course to put something out – There are some incredible songs that I’m really proud of and I can’t wait to share them with the world.”

    Happy Birthday! Johnny Rice … Purple Rain at Adam’s poolside NYE 2018.

    Pharaoh! yooo hooo…here eat some more
    Uncle Johnny Rice is feeding me all the time
    He is the one who taught me Ooooeeeh!
    We are adjourning to the pool for some Purple Rice
    待会! jai huay Lam-My / till then…
    Shall we fly! ta..bom bom bom..
    On a bright cloud of music shall we smile…

    (January 3, 2018 at 2:14 am)

  2. Lam-My permalink
    November 17, 2018 5:20 pm

    Could this be bits of his next album…theatrics/power voice, if the background music is anything to go by.

  3. Lam-My permalink
    November 17, 2018 8:48 pm

    The Schon photoshoot is done at Adam’s first house…I felt that from the start. Good idea, when he moves out, the videos/pictures will be his memorabilia.
    The pool edge tiles, the torso sculpture, the orange hanging lights…so it is Adam’s real Garden of Eden which I once remarked as wild and weedy. lwl! 🌴🏡🐕

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQvIaAkTDuYWkbu_nl6C-TQiyK4knMQk7MZJi_ILDW0tso93rOfpA

  4. Lam-My permalink
    November 19, 2018 9:11 pm

    Schon photoshoot…the torso sculpture by the pool, the pool tiles, the wild and weedy greenery…Adam’s Garden of Eden.

    Psssssss…

    Who is there?

    You look so beautiful.

    Who are you?

    Be not afraid.

    I’m not afraid! I have the whole Garden of Eden at my fingertips. Why are you whispering surreptitiously?

    That’s a mighty good question.

    Okay, look behind you…what do you see?

    Well, the usual vibrant flora and fauna, green all over.

    Psssssss…up here!

    Oh it’s you…what do you want from me?

    That song should have gotten a Grammy you know…but it’s okay God gave you a gift that is so rare, few have.
    Now, what if I tell you that if you eat this juicy Forbidden fruit dangling on this tree, you will be as powerful as your Creator who owns the entire Universe.

    Wow! Not so sure I want to be that powerful, I’m happy just as I am in my Garden of Eden.

    Hubby dear, maybe you should give it a go; nothing to lose, everything to gain, don’t you think?

    Serpentine slips away into the undergrowth, flicking its forked tongue, lurking with a reptilian smirk.

    Lam-My .. 🌴🐍🍎

  5. Lam-My permalink
    November 20, 2018 7:20 pm

    Super spontaneous Dancers with Adam, Another Lonely Night…on Strictly Come Dancing 2015

    2 December 2018…Adam will be back on the show to perform a QueenWillRock song.

  6. Lam-My permalink
    November 20, 2018 8:19 pm

    Adam looks up…the laser-ball beams
    The converging cone encapsulates him
    Who Wants To Live Forever…
    Brian who wrote the song, froze
    Quite dazed, his song sung so close
    Holding his breath
    As Adam dives into effervescent depth
    Brian drops his hand from his guitar
    Amazed, relieved, Adam made it
    To plant his flag on Mt Everest
    He sets sail to explore the East
    On Another Lonely Night
    To squelch the savage beast

    (November 16, 2015 at 6:20 PM)

    Meanwhile Ghost Town is blasting waves of sound
    Tum tum tum tum…the ghosts trounce
    94 million count
    So is Adam’s heart still a Ghost Town
    In search of love ever so out of bounds
    Busy as a bee flying The Original High
    East to west, north to south
    Spread The Light, disperse Another Lonely Night
    His pop operatic voice sweeps the limelight
    Then gently fades out of sight
    Where is he now…
    Leaving a trail of shimmering starlight

    (November 15, 2015 at 8:11 PM)

    Another Lonely Night
    Before it reaches daylight
    Go down to the club for some rock-n-roll
    But all that glitters is not gold
    Just hold…for a brighter morrow
    After the rain, a rainbow…
    Walking down the street alone
    Oh, what’s that…a cat… meeoow
    Hi!…you’re feeling lonely
    Not to worry, I’ll take you home for some fish curry
    Eureka! we have each other for camaraderie…😼🚶🏻

    (October 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM)

  7. Lam-My permalink
    November 21, 2018 8:03 pm

    Another Lonely Night brought up to speed:

    Ghost Town is making waves
    Tum tum tum tum…the ghosts trounce
    99 million view counts
    So is Adam’s heart still a Ghost Town
    In search of love ever so out of bounds
    A little birdie says a new romance is about to pounce
    Spread The Light, disperse Another Lonely Night
    With his operatic pop flying incredible heights
    Gently bringing it down…fades into the starlight 💫

    Another Lonely Night
    Before it reaches daylight
    Go down to the club for some rock-n-roll
    But all that glitters is not gold
    Just hold…for a brighter morrow
    After the rain, a rainbow…
    Walking down the street alone
    Oh, what is that…
    A Basenji ! Hi! … you’re feeling lonely…
    Not to worry, I’ll take you home and be your Daddy!
    Our love symbiosis…we can party already!

    (October 10, 2015 – Original/Upgraded) 🤼‍♂️🐕

    Lam-My

  8. Lam-My permalink
    November 23, 2018 5:46 am

    @adamlambert Nov 22 #ForYourEntertainment

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DspACEWXoAEPyIu?format=jpg&name=orig

    Adam hinted his new 4th album may reflect some FYE vibes (1st album).

    Here’s a cute one: If I Had You… never thought Adam’s voice could work with a rifle display.

    Singapore Cadet Corps 2011

  9. Lam-My permalink
    November 23, 2018 6:08 am

    Same display in front of judges who applauded when they twirled their rifles; the synchronisation for everyone to be moving together required a lot of painstaking practice, sacrificing weekends.

    Singapore Cadet Corps 2011

  10. Lam-My permalink
    November 25, 2018 2:48 am

    This is quite funny, great interaction between Adam and James Corden; Brian smiles as if to say: I told you so lol! Adam’s Rock tenor is powerful.

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