Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody is the Best Song Ever Written

Have you ever wondered why 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is the best song ever written? 

For a start, Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen’s 1975 smash epic is neither an a cappella, a ballad, an opera or rock. 

It’s actually all of them in one song. That, in itself, makes it so amazing!

Irwin Fisch, an Emmy-nominated composer and professor at NYU Steinhardt describes it as “a song where the first time you heard it, you hadn’t heard anything like it!”

As for the movie, indeed, I’ve gone to watch Bohemian Rhapsody – and I’d say, I enjoyed it very much. The movie critics are really wet blankets. 

Let me tell you this. If moviegoers yearned for a Bohemian Rhapsody with a good primary performance, multiple opportunities to rock out to Queen’s greatest hits, and moments that approximated the sensation of being at a Queen concert – they would get their money’s worth with this biopic. 

Of course, it could have been better. More than anything else, I would like to know how four misfits could create such great music together. 

But the fact remains that with Queen’s iconic catalog of songs – this already represents an entertaining audio-visual experience of their musical prowess. That alone, is worth the price of the ticket. 

As at November 19, 2018, in only eighteen screening days, global ticket sales had skyrocketed to $387,888,983.

Compare it with the other celebrated movie A Star is Born – where $342,024,868 was collected at the box office – but in a span of 46 days.  And it stars my favorite singer Lady Gaga!

Another needless death. 

The carcass of the 9.5m (31ft) sperm whale (Scientific name: Physeter macrocephalus; Family: Physeteridae) that washed ashore near Kapota Island in the Wakatobi National Park in southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia on Monday had caused consternation among environmentalists.

Dwi Suprapti, a marine species conservation co-ordinator at WWF Indonesia, was quoted as saying by the Associated Press: "Although we have not been able to deduce the cause of death, the facts that we see are truly awful". 

She added that it was not possible to say whether the plastic had caused the whale's death because of its advanced state of decay. 

The poor mammal had ingested 6kg of plastic!

In a tweet, WWF Indonesia gave the breakdown of what was found inside the animal: "Hard plastic (19 pieces, 140g), plastic bottles (4 pieces, 150g), plastic bags (25 pieces, 260g), flip-flops (2 pieces, 270g), pieces of string (3.26kg) & plastic cups (115 pieces, 750g)". 

This is dreadful, distressing and disgusting.

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