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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 01:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now.....Thanks to my quirky brain ...EVERY time I hear Don't Stop Me Now....I'm gonna THINK Don't Stop Meow!!!!! Just like when Weird Al changed Joan Jett's I Love Rock n Roll to I Love Rocky Road!!! I now always sing it..I Love Rocky Road!!!!
I always Loved Weird Al's parodies!!!!! Many Many years ago I took my son to see Weird Al in concert!!! Sooo Fun!!!
Which brings me to this......Did Weird Al Ever parody anything from Queen???????


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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 02:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Parodied.......sorry

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 02:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Once again, I’ve checked in to find great back and forths, and once again found myself learning things.
I have to say again. I adored Freddie, our times together, his generosity, and his senserity. BUT, I must tell
you that I never went home and took notes, or wrote things down, or remembered every intimate thing he might have said because
of who he was. He was a special buddy, who made us feel special. Where I’m going with this is that I’ve known this Thor person since the 70’s,
and after spending a great deal of time with him in the last year, because of the book and him visiting me often, he still tells a story that i’ve
never heard or something I knew nothing about. I often say “how come I never knew that”...not that he needed to share every detail with me, but
I just never knew these things. Every thing I have written here, and for the book, I have done by memory, and if I have forgotten things, or learning things for the first time I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the details that the blog is bringing out. I also LOVE being given homework to do. LOL LOL LOL
I crack “me” up.

P.S. someone asked...I kinda prefer being Lee instead of Kathleen. No harm taken by anyone that calls me that, so if you have, you don’t need to stop, but
just kinda do. I’m here to tell you that I can’t wait until my co-workers see the book, and latch on to the Kathleen thing...NOT. I’m the altacocker at the
store, and all these millienals that I work with, who I’m crazy about, will not be granted imprimatur to call me Kathleen. LOL. THAT might take some doing.

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 02:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blenkolove wrote:

Now.....Thanks to my quirky brain ...EVERY time I hear Don't Stop Me Now....I'm gonna THINK Don't Stop Meow!!!!! Just like when Weird Al changed Joan Jett's I Love Rock n Roll to I Love Rocky Road!!! I now always sing it..I Love Rocky Road!!!!
I always Loved Weird Al's parodies!!!!! Many Many years ago I took my son to see Weird Al in concert!!! Sooo Fun!!!
Which brings me to this......Did Weird Al Ever parody anything from Queen???????


Another One Rides the Bus ... his 2nd "single" with accordion

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxe18uVUrFk


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There's one for you, nineteen for me

Should five per cent appear too small

Be thankful I don't take it all
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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 03:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

St Juib.....That's PRICELESS!!
I truly did not know that existed...but it made me lmao!!!!
You've really made it Big time if Weird Al takes you on!!! .....With accordion, no less!
FAB!
Thank you for the link!

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 03:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oops St Jiub!!.....mea culpa

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blenkolove, I consistently spell St Jiub's name incorrectly. I'm sorry too! Lee, I've always thought of you as Lee, but I do think your co-workers are going to absolutely love Kathleen. Just go with it...… BTW, I'd always read that you knew you were really in with Freddie when he gave you a nickname. Phoebe will always be Phoebe to me.


I think I found the edit button, so I'm testing by adding to my original post. Hopefully it works.


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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 04:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL Lee, I had to Google alta cocker. I was kind of afraid to ask.

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 04:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blenkolove wrote:

St Juib.....That's PRICELESS!!
I truly did not know that existed...but it made me lmao!!!!
You've really made it Big time if Weird Al takes you on!!! .....With accordion, no less!
FAB!
Thank you for the link!


Weird Al started out on accordion with "My Bologna" (based on my Sharona by The Knack). I believe "Another One Rides the Bus was his 2nd song for the novelty song radio show "Dr Demento"


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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 04:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lmao whoops, I've been yelling "KathLEEN" everytime we talk, Lee. Channeling my inner Freddie, picturing fruit hats and such lol. Lee it is!

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That reminds me, a couple months ago my friend was over and I was scrolling thru messages to show him something and he spotted you and asked who you were. Casually said "KathLEEN" and he looked at your pic and gave me a face that said "I don't even want to know" lol. He had to ask if Mary was a really a Marty or something after that conversation lol.

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 04:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Correct me if I'm wrong but villers are you the one with the Queen account that does the chat every week? If so might I suggest a Thor and Lee or NY Daughter one? My daughter follows your page and I heard one of your podcasts about trusted book sources and wrote them down. I got them all on kindle and am reading them now!

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 05:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if any of you watch Hot Ones on YouTube but it's a channel that interviews celebrities whie having them eat hot wings with increasingly hotter sauces which sounds odd but it's actually pretty entertaining. They had Werid Al on there not too long ago and he discussed picking songs to parody and meeting the artists of the songs he made money off off haha. Luckily they mostly seemed to take it good spirits. He didn't mention Queen but I wonder what Freddie would think of his ABTD parody. Thor and Lee happy new year I hope you two are having a blessed one.

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 05:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TSO, that's us but we don't have a podcast, I just hold live chats once a week to clear up rumors and answer questions about Freddie using firsthand sources like Peter, Jim, David Minns etc. I figure there's so much misinformation about Freddie around (and eventhough we're usually a page set just to make Queen fans laugh), with over 10K people following us now, why not use the platform to promote the truth about the man when we can. A few of the topics we've gone over are The Men of Garden Lodge (what happened after Freddie passed on), Barbara Valentin, Freddie's Parents, David Minns, Freddie's Lovers vs Jim Hutton (why was Jim different), and the topics change every week. I try to make sure everything said in the lives can be traced back to trusted sources who were there to see it happening. The Daughters have been quoted quite a few times and new requests for new topics get sent in daily, so there's always something to cover. Glad to say we reach a few thousand people each week and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Can't wait to promote to book when it comes out, guys.

PS, I'm 29 and I still lol at Weird Al's 'Amish Paradise'.

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 05:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Katydyd5,

That's funny...the first thing I did after reading Lee's post was to look up alta cocker as well. I had absolutely no idea what it meant. Thanks Lee for expanding my vocabulary! Is there a feminine equivalent to that expression?

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 06:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Google says it's yiddish. Thank god I thought it was slang for something much kinkier! Alta cocker almost sounds like another classic Freddie phrase haha!

Please do consider a New York daughters topic villers. Thor and Lee have provided you with hours of info to talk about here. I'll ask my daughter to let me know so I can listen in if you do decide to do it!

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villiers2 what is your channel? Can you share with us?

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you wanna cook out
You better not run out of
PRO-PANE

My first (and last!) attempt at writing a Weird Al parody

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NQAS, we have pages on facebook and tumblr as well, but our largest following (and the only place we hold the live chats) can be found on Instagram @Queen_Memes.KL I added a link here a few months ago but that must be...who knows how many pages back now lol.

We originally started the page to make Queen fans laugh, but I held a Q&A one time for an hour about Freddie and got a ton of requests to do more "myth busting" type lives about him as the movie came out. So you can say it's something we didn't intend to do, but are happy to do once a week. I usually prepare a "script" with topic points to address for it and allow 15 min throughout to answer live questions being sent in, but Instagram was throwing a fit this weekend and after the umpteenth attempt at trying to hold the live and having the site crash, I tossed out the script in frustration lol. So this last live was more unorganized and off the top of my head than I like. It's audio only, so I get where people get the "podcast" vibe from lol. Instagram is a great platform to use for it, since it allows followers to ask questions in real time during the live chats and it's fully controlled, so any trolls can be removed and blocked without skipping a beat. No interruptions and plenty of fun chatting with fellow Freddie fans.


A live on the Daughters would be great, TSO. I can definitely go through the thread again and take some notes to cover it. And any message from Thor and Lee to Queen fans I can share over a live as well. I think our followers would really enjoy that.

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Posted: 14 Jan 19, 06:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw "pro-pane" and my mind automatically flashed back to King of The Hill lol. I tell you h'wat.




Yikes, talk about an old reference.