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“The reason we’re successful, darling? My overall charisma, of course.” — Freddie Mercury

It’s his birthday today. It’s hard for me to talk about my feelings for Freddie Mercury. When Freddie Mercury moved, he cracked open the atmosphere. He’s almost frightening. When he walked across a stage, or threw his body into a … Continue reading

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Review: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

No. No. No. My review of Bohemian Rhapsody is up at Rogerebert.com.

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Aren’t we so lucky that he graced us with his presence? Aren’t we so lucky that someone such as he once walked the earth and shared himself and his talent so fully? I feel lucky that I was on the … Continue reading

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Late Summer Shuffle

That is an untouched photo from my day at the beach yesterday. Black sky out at sea, sunshine behind me. The effects were incredible. The water blazing green and silver. The water was warm. The waves were huge. I spent … Continue reading

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Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe: “Barcelona”

Freddie Mercury’s talent has always seemed a little bit otherworldly to me. Touched by the gods. Divine. In the truest sense of the word. Watch how he moves his body. His open-legged stance at the very beginning, like he’s planting … Continue reading

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Freddie Mercury

The genius, the ferocity, the unafraid joy in his performing … the fearlessness with which he shared his gift: he just GAVE IT AWAY. Open hands. He held onto nothing … Whatever he HAD was meant to be OURS TOO. … Continue reading

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“I’m just a poor boy, nobody loves me …”

Saturday night I met up with my cousin Liam, his wife Lydia, and Paul – one of Liam’s friends – and went to go see the Losers Lounge tribute to Queen at the Bowery Ballroom. I didn’t know what to … Continue reading

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