Certainly different than his studio apt from 3 yrs ago...
I think that's the same hotel he stayed in last year for that Moscow concert. The exterior looks familiar.
The very thought that Adam is most probably staying in one of the top suites of this 5 star hotel makes me the happiest mama....
"How could anyone not be a fan of the greatest singer to ever walk the Earth?" - former friend,3:33 AM Feb 10th 2011 "Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift: that's why it's called the present." - Alice Morse Earle
I know the set list has been posted a few times but I can't remember which page it was on. Is it possible to post it on page 1 of the thread perhaps? Thanks.
This was from BMay's blog thingie:
Flash intro Seven Seas Of Rhye Keep Yourself Alive WWRY Fast Fat Bottom Girls Don’t Stop Me Now Under Pressure (Roger+Adam) I Want It All Who Wants To Live Forever It’s a Kind of Magic (Roger) Days Of Our Lives (Roger) Love of my Life (Brian) ‘39 (Brian) Dragon Attack Drum Battle - Gtr Solo I Want To Break Free Another One Bites The Dust Radio Gaga Somebody to Love Crazy Little Thing Called Love Show Must Go On Bo Rap --------------------------------- Tie Your Mother Down (Brian) WWRY We Are The Champions
I love your description of Brian's solo. However, scientist, doctors, etc., have a reputation of being excellent musicians. Many of them choose technical careers instead of music, but excellent techie musicians are all around us. I don't have statistics, but those of us who do music for a living are frequently in awe of those who do these two things that seem opposite so well, particularly in a case like Brian. And related: a few years ago I read that in the U.S., among med school applicants, music majors had the highest acceptance rate. Go figure.
I am all on board your fantasy song-writing ship. That really got me thinking. Since currently rock is mostly looking bleah, maybe such a collaboration could be a game changer in rock history. Maybe Adam would want to sing rock if there were great songs, but it's mostly dullsville out there. He and Brian could be the saviors of rock and Adam could be the czar of pop (is that title taken).
Holst, you’re a marvel of information that I’m finding particularly fascinating in light of the developing phenom of Adam & Brian that I think I see. I remember a Japanese study from a ways back about how grade school kids learned math better when they listened to music while doing their work. The study tried to determine what music produced the best results for the students. IIRC, they determined it to be Bach.
You’ve given me even more fuel for my fantasy of Brian writing new music for Adam’s voice! I like to think of Brian, hanging out in his backyard observatory, gazing up at the night sky and hearing music in his head. So much music! When he wrote a song like “Who Wants to Live Forever” that he himself couldn’t possibly have vocalized while he was writing it, Brian must have been able to literally hear Freddie in his head singing that melody. That song (and others) are so obviously written for Freddie’s voice and style alone. It took Freddie’s voice to give sound to what was in Brian’s head, and that Brian himself could not do. Now, when Freddie died, what happened to those songs in Brian’s head? Freddie’s gone, but the music in Brian’s mind didn’t die. It would be like having all this glorious sound trapped in your head with no ability to give it voice. When Beethoven became deaf, but he continued to hear every note of the music he wrote in his head, what if he hadn’t been able to play an instrument to produce that music he heard? Now, here Brian finds himself sharing a stage with a young man with a nearly inhuman voice, a man who could once again give wings to Brian’s songs, set them free from his mind, and send them soaring again, back out into space just like his guitar solos.
At first I was puzzled when I hear that Brian said Adam had a voice like nothing he’d ever heard before. The longer I thought about it, the less puzzling it seemed. Yes, of course, Adam’s voice has many similarities to Freddie’s voice, and obviously Brian hears that. But he, like maybe no one else, is finely attuned to hear every minute difference and nuance that makes Adam’s voice different than Freddie’s. I imagine Brian might have a rather substantial songbook in his head, written over these many years since he lost Freddie, but written for Freddie’s voice nonetheless. I bet he’d like to hear those songs in Adam’s voice. I believe this will happen, because it seems nearly inevitable.
Damn. That was a beautiful story and I felt every word. And I am definitely on board with thatl!!! You write with such passion. Post frequently.
You do not have to shout but if you want to chat....
crazylady: login" again and then I will get the "redirecting" message at the top. Weird, huh
May 14, 2013 12:58:36 GMT -5
butterfly: I also have to login twice, such as crazylady.
May 14, 2013 13:43:48 GMT -5
crazylady: Sorry you are having the same login problem, butterfly, but at least I am in good company! At least we can log in! I'd panic if I couldn't! LOL
May 14, 2013 16:50:29 GMT -5
maitospf: crazyladym...happening to me too!
May 15, 2013 19:42:49 GMT -5
ayleim: Just checking - so there were NO Adam-sightings in the performance show right? Then I don't have to worry about being near the TV later tonight, I can just listen from the kitchen. :D
May 15, 2013 22:25:54 GMT -5
Q3: The second log-in is part of the security system to protect the site from hackers. If you want to avoid it, select the option to keep me logged in.
May 16, 2013 11:18:07 GMT -5
vivlite: Good to know about the log-in option..I kept wondering if I was imagining things when I had to log on twice..whew..
May 16, 2013 13:59:55 GMT -5
vivlite: Gotta stop down here more often..
May 16, 2013 14:01:03 GMT -5
crazylady: Q3, thanks for the update on the login process! Really appreciate it!
May 16, 2013 18:20:10 GMT -5
maitospf: Yes thank you Q3. Thought I was jinked there for a minute
May 16, 2013 21:11:10 GMT -5
maitospf: Woops - sorry! jinxed (the ghosts of my english teachers would haunt me for not proofreading, so there you you go) ... 8-|
May 16, 2013 21:13:49 GMT -5
minnie12: this is great, Sauli deserves the support. There's no negativity here and that's nice.
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minnie12: Nice to see all the pics of Sauli and his friends. Has a lot of female friends. Goes out a lot with Ade?
May 18, 2013 23:48:39 GMT -5
blueberry: A tech question. When I post, I'm stuck in BB Code, can't get back to Preview. Any ideas? I have Preview as default in my profile, but that doesn't help.
May 18, 2013 23:56:59 GMT -5
Q3: blueberry. there should be a two labels on tabs at the bottom of the REPLY box -- one labeled Preview and one labeled BBCode. Can you see these or are they gone?
May 19, 2013 2:08:40 GMT -5
blueberry: Q3, I can still see the labels, but when I click on the Preview label, nothing happens. And every time I start a new post, it automatically takes me to BB Code. Otherwise it doesn't matter, but posting pictures would be easier in Preview (copy+paste).
May 19, 2013 2:14:12 GMT -5
JazzRocks: Q3 - I forgot where I click to make a contribution to Atop.
May 19, 2013 10:30:45 GMT -5
Q3: Oh in the site conversion the link to support ATop went away. I will restore it.
May 20, 2013 9:30:25 GMT -5
JazzRocks: Thanks Q3.
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