Tuesday, September 6, 2011

On Public Service Announcements...

If you've managed to go an entire day without googling anything... you may be unaware that today marks Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday. And so I thought that I'd do you all a solid and share one of my favorite Queen songs - and a little story in how this song resonates with almost everyone.

So... once upon a time, an extremely quirky young lady (c'est moi) found herself working in Newport Beach - at Fashion Island, of all places. If you've met me, you'll know that I'm not very "OC-y" (yes, that's a word) - but 10 years ago I was even driving a beat up pick-up truck. ...amidst a sea of black Mercedes Benz and BMWs. One evening, on my way to work, I pull up to a stop light and as per of course, I'm rocking out to a now extinct classic rock station that just so happens to be playing my theme song, ie. Queen's Somebody To Love.

Well, lo and behold, this guy - probably in his 50s, black Mercedes sedan, black 3-piece power suit - pulls up beside me, and is rocking out to the same song! Specifically, we were exercising a mad-hot air piano/drum/general percussion instrument solo circa 3:10-4:05. Okay, I mean me. I am a sucker for rocking out in the car. Your boy was singing along, however. I saw it with my eyes - about 10 seconds before we sort of sheepishly laughed at having been caught loving the same song.

But it's Queen - what's not to love? And there you have it, one of my favorite OC memories - courtesy Queen.

1 comment:

Renee's blogg said...

Omg!!! I love Queen too. I am from a different generation and do not enjoy blogging at all. I have approached everything as an assignment. But funny, today maybe I get it. Maybe it is not the assignment at all but the fact we find connections with other people in our class. Wow, I am that 50 year old, but only in a red mustang. I love to rock out to Queen. My favorite is Stone Cold Crazy. I have love Queen since I was in high school and I graduated in 1975. Recently, I reunited with by very first love from high school. We are meeting again this week for a drink and conversation. He loved Queen too. Most of my high school memories included him. We also went to so many concerts. Jethro Tull, Led Zepplin, Blue Oyster Cult, Stevie Nix and so many others from a time past by. Memories. I have them listening to Queen too!

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