Freddie Mercury once operatically crooned, "Who wants to live forever?" as if the obvious answer to his existential lyrical inquiry -- featured prominently in the film, Highlander -- was a resounding "No one". Yeah, maybe so, but I'll bet Freddie Mercury never read Lost Horizon.
I don't know, EF. Queen was (were?) a pretty smart bunch. Did you hear Terry Gross' interview with Brian May--Dr. Brian May--a couple of weeks ago? He's a frigging astrophysicist now.ReplyDelete
And I had the link all queued up but forgot to drop it in.ReplyDelete
Oh of course they were smarty pants, I don't doubt it, but had Freddie read Lost Horizon, how then could he possibly have composed the lyric to "Who Wants to Live Forever?"ReplyDelete
Don't mind me, I'm just being ... odd.
I saw Brian May on KCET awhile back promoting a book he'd published, and they mentioned he's a Ph.D. I didn't know it was in astrophysics! Makes sense, though, as his guitar solos can still, after all these years, transport me to galaxies far, far away ...
Thanks for the link.