bohemian rhapsody by summerfield

bohemian rhapsody

scaramouche, will you do the fandango?

the lighting is terribly difficult to emulate. i had taken 60 shots before i got these and the top photo for some reason has a different shade from the rest, while the one with the crossed arms was too dark. i thought i'd do this now while i still have my sister's 2 wigs with me which i should give back to her pretty soon. i'm flat top today because i had to wear a toque, a headband and my coat's hood to protect myself from the cold. it's ironic then that i get home and have to don these wigs which are hot on the head i'm sweating like a pig (yes, pigs do sweat, dogs don't).

back in the old country when i took my own apartment, my three younger siblings chose to come with me. the two girls loved the band 'queen' and were always playing their 45 of bohemian rhapsody. that was fine, i liked that song. then one day i came home and they were watching on tv a taped concert of queen where the lead vocalist was strutting on the stage wearing just a pair of shorts and whoa! what the heck was that bulge? for all my so-called open-mindedness, i was shocked at what i saw. my sisters who were 16 and 19 at the time, were still not exposed to much of the world as our father was rather strict. so i asked them not to watch anything "queen" until they're married. plus i wasn't into the heavy and noisy rock and roll music. i loved the beatles and their music but when they switched to those weird rock sound, i didn't like them much.

now there were songs that i would hear on the radio and i'd come to like. so whenever my young siblings would hear me sing them, they would giggle and mock me. "love of my life", for example, i used to sing to little bugsy when i'd put him to sleep. "crazy little thing called love" i had always thought was an elvis song. there were a few more that i liked which i didn't know were queen songs. so that last year when my sister and i went to see the movie "bohemian rhapsody" i was surprised that a lot of the songs i liked when i was young were queen songs. tarnation!

well, what the hey. they were nice songs.
This is amazing. Brilliant.
January 21st, 2019  
Very clever, also remind me of an album cover or photo of ABBA
January 21st, 2019  
Totally Rox!!! Any way the wind blows...
January 21st, 2019  
Fabulous image, Vikki! Love, love your narrative.
January 21st, 2019  
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
January 21st, 2019  
Very well done!
January 21st, 2019  
Mama Mia! FAV of course because there are so many yous in it!
January 21st, 2019  
Nicely done!
January 21st, 2019  
exceptional!
January 21st, 2019  
Very nice!
January 21st, 2019  
I used to be and still am a Queen fan ;-)
January 21st, 2019  
Nicely done
January 21st, 2019  
Outstanding! Freddy would have approved.
January 21st, 2019  
this is so clever - really well done
January 21st, 2019  
I loved reading your narrative! When Freddie Mercury died, I was lodging with a family who had 4 lovely kids and I discovered they didn't know who I was talking about, so took them up to my room and played them Queen's Greatest Hits, which they loved. Later that day I was informed in no uncertain terms that the parents had avoided exposing their kids to Queen.......oops!! Love this photo, you have done it very well.
January 21st, 2019  
Brilliantly done Vikki - as was the film.
January 21st, 2019  
listening to those guys this arvo, music legends
January 21st, 2019  
Mama mia!! Fantastic!
January 21st, 2019  
It won't be perfect, but it is great!
January 21st, 2019  
Just bloomin fantastic!! Fav.
January 21st, 2019  
Awesome photo for song title, and great narrative.
January 21st, 2019  
Made me smile - both your story and photos! Well done!! I listened to Queen all the time except, like you, I did not know which band did which songs!
January 21st, 2019  
Great !
January 21st, 2019  
Fantastic - Bohemian Rhapsody, the soundtrack to my teenage years. Enjoyed the film too, although I can remember crying my eyes out when I heard Freddie had died
January 21st, 2019  
Amazing shot Ms.V. FAV
January 21st, 2019  
You really are in story telling mode. Such a good read. And my goodness, the effort you went to to put together this incredible image.I am in awe.
January 21st, 2019  
This i so great!!!
January 22nd, 2019  
Absolutely love this!! So well done. FAV

I think I still have a Queen album from back in the day...
January 22nd, 2019  
Fantastic Vicki just fantastic.... I still have to see the movie
January 22nd, 2019  
So creative!
January 22nd, 2019  
eternally creative Vickie!
January 22nd, 2019  
Your narrative was fun to read and your composite image -- well done! Wigs! The lighting play is also interesting how differently they work out.
January 22nd, 2019  
This is most excellent :)
January 22nd, 2019  
Long live the Queen! hehe
January 22nd, 2019  
congrats on making the TT!
January 25th, 2019  
@koalagardens - i did??? wow! thanks for letting me know.
January 25th, 2019  
Congratulations on this making the TT! It’s so fabulous.
January 25th, 2019  
WOOT WOOT! fabulous to see on the TT!
January 26th, 2019  
Very deserving of TT, congrats Vikki :)
January 26th, 2019  
This is absolutely fabulous and thoroughly deserving of a place on the Top Twenty.
January 26th, 2019  
I can but smile :)
January 27th, 2019  
So well deserved on the TT. Congratulations.
January 28th, 2019  
This is brilliant
January 28th, 2019  
Great creativity. Love your pic. Instant fav :) for the put-together-picture-queen ;)
January 30th, 2019  
Great idea and fab shot!
February 6th, 2019  
excellent, as always. have so missed ready your narratives
April 17th, 2019  
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