Today I signed up for the thirty day trial of Google Music All Access to see if this would be worth my ten bucks a month. Quite coincidentally a friend of mine pointed me to this wonderful Queen Documentary and I have to say, I am enjoying a delightful Queen binge. What makes this so ironic is that I had enjoyed a few music videos of Nirvana, sparked by the band's recent induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Binging on Queen while at work, is going to be far more satisfying.
Being a teenager in the late nineties, I was mixed up with a variety of music. Thanks to my older sisters and the almost two decades of sounds I was exposed to as a kid, what makes my interest of Queen so powerful is the way it was introduced to me. When the band's Bohemian Rhapsody was sang in Wayne's World, that pretty much etched in my mind the source for which all interests in Queen came from. Yes there where the Vanilla Ice samples and plenty of other well popular songs that I must have heard once or twice while tuned to the radio, but the energy in that movie defined my interests for decades to come.
As I get older I find new interests everyday in music, movies, trending topics, and even in new hobbies. Though new hobbies are more like more complicated versions of things I've already tried, one hobby which will probably stick with me until I can't do it anymore, the one where I want to ride my bicycle. I've ridden a bicycle for a long time, but not as long as I've wanted to ride my bicycle. For over ten years I've broken bones, sprained ankles, scrapped and lacerated more areas of my body than one could begin to enjoy all for the love of wanting to ride my bicycle. Queen, a band which has defined rock in many ways has in some crazy way always meant something to me. A band to last beyond time and for me personally, one that will continue to inspire to do what I want freely.