Showing posts with label Freddie Mercury. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Freddie Mercury. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

In My Defence by Sarah Afshar

When I first heard this song, I was literally floored. I was watching a Freddie Mercury documentary many years ago. The documentary featured a lot of songs that were not so popular, as they were part of Freddie's solo album. In fact, they played excerpts of Mr. Bad Guy. I discovered this song when listening to the album and have loved it ever since.
The song is just a beautiful ballad with a lot of rock and soul to make it roll. It is one of my favorite songs by Freddie. You know me, I just had to record this one on Smule. I originally recorded this as a duet back in January with another Smule user. You can listen to that recording here. Tonight, I recorded the song solo.

To listen to my rendition of "In My Defence" just watch (or listen) to the video above. If you cannot hear it, simply click here now. And BTW, I recorded this using my iPhone straight from the Smule app.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie

I am not usually excited about movies, as I haven't watched many lately; however, I really want to see this movie. There is speculation about its release, but I am hearing from sources that it will be released sometime around Fall of this year. I would assume October or November.
This is the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody. If you cannot see the trailer, simply click here to watch it now. Rami Malek is going to be play Farrokh Bulsara (Freddie Mercury) and I am really looking forward to what he does with the role. Originally, Sasha Baron Cohen was going to be play Freddie, but was later dropped for reasons unknown. I would assume Cohen would deliver an epic character of Mercury, but it is hard to say if the remaining band members would agree due to his comedic background.

This movie was planned over a decade ago, so I can understand if the band is finicky in regards to who they want to play the roles of their characters including Freddie himself. There is obviously a reason they chose Malek over Cohen and based on this trailer, Malek definitely did a great job. If this trailer epitomizes what we can expect to see, I think Malek just may polish an Oscar in the near future.
Queen is one of the greatest bands to exist and Freddie Mercury is one of the greatest artists of all time. He lost his life way too soon. I cannot wait to see Bohemian Rhapsody, as I am looking forward to doing so in the Fall.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Radio Ga Ga by Sarah Afshar

All we hear is Radio Ga Ga! Radio, what's new? Someone still loves you! Yes, I decided to record this song again on Smule. This time I used the Super Pop filter. I am not sure what I think of the effect.
I recorded the song originally back in January with on a light studio filter. You can listen to that recording here.

To listen to my recording of Radio Ga Ga by Queen simply watch the video above. If the video doesn't play, just click here to listen. Do you know anyone who doesn't love this song?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Show Must Go On by Sarah Afshar

I remember when I first heard this song. I was a little girl just sitting in her bedroom, working on her homework when "The Show Must Go On" by Queen played on the radio. I have always been a Queen fan; however, this song was different than the usual songs they performed. 

It was a very robust uptempo ballad with an innuendo that really sent a message. Little did I realize that I would discover this song was about Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest singers, songwriters and performers ever on earth and his final days. 

I decided to go record this tonight on Smule

To listen to my rendition of The Show Must Go (originally by Queen) simply watch/listen to the video above. If you cannot see it, simply click here now. 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

We Are The Champions by Sarah Afshar

Smule is definitely one of my favorite apps right now. If I feel like singing and recording it, I can simply click on the app and record virtually everything from my phone. Especially when you have a VIP membership which only costs $20 a month.

I decided to record "We Are The Champions" this evening by the amazing band Queen. This is one of the greatest tunes to exist, as it is played at virtually every major sporting event. The song really sends a true message about never giving up and if you continue to fight, you will always be the winner, the champion in the end.

If you cannot see the video, simply click here to listen to me sing this song. Listen with headphones. And yes, I recorded this from my phone.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bohemian Rhapsody (Short Version) by Sarah Afshar

I am once again on Smule. I think I am really starting to fall in love with this app. If you love music and love to sing, you need to download it. I am recording everything straight from my iPhone. It is literally one of my favorite apps right now.
Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the greatest songs I have ever heard in my life. I've been a fan of Queen practically my entire life. I remember listening to them when I was four years ago. This song came out before I was born yet I just love and appreciate it so much.
If you cannot see the video, just click here to listen to my rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. Keep in mind that this is the short version of the song. Remember to listen to this song using headphones, as I recorded it from my phone wearing headphones.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Who Wants To Live Forever by Sarah Afshar

Smule is becoming a favorite app of mine. It is my second day of using the app. I am currently on day two of my free trial. So far I am loving it, as I love the fact that I can record something directly from my phone without any recording equipment present. Amazing right? I took the liberty of recording the song "Who Wants To Live Forever" by Queen.

Written by Brian May, this song is beautiful in many ways; however, it is a very dark song too as it depicts a state of depression. Obviously depression is serious and not something I wish anyone would have to go through, but I can relate to this song in many ways as I have been there myself. If you cannot see the video, simply click here right now. Remember to listen to this with headphones.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Top 10 best Queen songs

Queen is an English rock band. Formed in the early 70s, they are one of the world's best-selling music artists. Queen's number one lead singer Farrokh Bulsara aka Freddie Mercury fronted the band up until his death in 1991. Since then, the band has has collaborated with everyone from Paul Rodgers of Bad Company and Adam Lambert. With almost 20 number one albums and number one singles, Queen officially became members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. The question remains, what are the best Queen songs?
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Today Is Freddie Mercury's Birthday

Happy Birthday Farrokh Bulsara! In my opinion, there is no other artist in the world like Freddie. He had the voice, the artistry, the personality, and the charisma. His style and image was one thing, however, every time he opened his mouth, you knew it was him singing and as a result, he had unbelievable projection because he made you believe what he was singing about. Freddie delivered vocally through every single performance.
If I had to choose my top 10 favorite songs by Freddie Mercury/Queen, I really couldn't, however; my favorites right now include: 
In My Defence
Bohemian Rhapsody
Who Wants To Live Forever
The Show Must Go On
I Want To Break Free
There Must Be More To Life Than This
It's Late
Mr. Bad Guy
Thank God It's Christmas
The March Of The Black Queen
Princes Of the Universe
Living On My Own
Foolin' Around
Radio Ga Ga
Funny How Love Is
A Kind Of Magic
Save Me
Let's Turn It On
Somebody To Love
We Are The Champions
You And I
Don't Try Suicide
It's A Hard Life
Under Pressure
You may be gone, but you are never going to be forgotten in this life time. Happy Birthday Freddie!

Friday, May 9, 2014

5 reasons why Adam Lambert is perfect for Queen

Adam Lambert is a singer, songwriter, and actor who struck instant fame when he auditioned for the reality hit series, American Idol. He became a world-class sensation virtually instantly and as a result, became one of the greatest forces in the music industry.

Lambert recently made headlines when Queen announced that Adam would be joining them for a special tour, where he sold out shows. Although the tour was originally 19 dates, an additional 5 days have been added. As much as I love Freddie Mercury, the original front man, I do believe Adam Lambert is perfect for Queen. Why?

1. Voice. When a singer can deliver every single performance and still have polished passaggio, as well as, timbre, you know they are serious. Not only does Lambert have excellent control of his voice, but his power and range are ultimately incredible.

2. Projection. What I love about Lambert goes beyond his amazing vocals, it is the fact that he can deliver and engage the crowd in a sense. When he sings, not only do you know it's him, but he makes you believe what he is singing.

3. Style and Image. Lambert epitomizes individualism when it comes to his style and image. Although it is somewhat eccentric, it is never scandalous nor boring. This is how Mercury was, which makes Lambert right for the band.

4. Personality and Charisma. His personality, as well as, charisma is a lot like Farrokh Bulsara's in many ways. When someone is a good person naturally, their personality effects everyone around them.

5. Influence. When someone knows the material, it is highly beneficial. Lambert has stated various times how he has been influenced by Queen and Freddie Mercury. When someone respects the artists they work with, before working with them, you know they are right for the band.