For what? The story is here. Ok. Full disclosure – I was quite a Brian May fan as a teenager, and as a physicist in training while at Imperial College, London. Now I was going to do a long post about playing electric guitars, building electric guitars (because I was into electronics, physics and music, not because Brian May did it too), analyzing his guitar solos, endless listening to Queen, endless teenage arguing with anyone who would engage about why he was a much better guitarist than [pick the flashy guitarist from some other rock group], probably permanently diminishing my hearing a bit at two huge Queen concerts, and maybe best of all …practicing music with my friends in the same room (it was said) over in Beit Quad that Brian used to use for practice in the days before Queen began! That was quite a thing for me back then. Here’s a little interview with him about his Imperial College days from the IC student newspaper Felix.
There would have been pictures of the guitars and so forth, a clever post title playing a bit on one of my favourites of the songs that probably nobody knows ‘cos they’ve only listened to Queen’s Greatest Hits (“It’s Late”, if the post was written late at night, “All Dead, All Dead”, if I’m tired while writing it, “Sleeping on The Sidewalk”, if…. er… the post was written while lying on the sidewalk… you get the idea*.)
…And then I would have mentioned this post where I talk about how I sometimes set the lyrics to “’39″ as an exam question to see if my students can figure out the Special Relativity (slightly) hidden in them.
…But, after a long day at the conference, and after the long blog post of last night….. I’m a bit blogged out. So this will have to do. Sorry.
So anyway…. Congratulations Brian May! (Story here.)
*I would also maybe have gone for Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon, if the post was written on a Sunday (even though I know it is a Freddie Mercury song).