In Transit – Part 1

A Sentimental Journey Embarking on a journey means boarding a train. You sit by a window, leaning on a dusty glass (do not lean on glass, it’s dirty!) staring at the trees flying by, the wires going up and down, the thundering noise of a passing train, the tattered stations, towns, and villages, the names that fade from your memory; the well-known routes and the … Continue reading In Transit – Part 1

Sheer Heart Attack

Sheer Heart Attack captivated me many years ago, even though back then I understood very little, both literally and figuratively. I remember being mesmerized by the unusual tone of “In the Lap of the Gods,” loving “Tenement Funster,” being scared by the aggressiveness of “Flick of the Wrist” – again, completely missing out the lyrics but sensing the mood from the harsh riffs, Freddie’s voice, … Continue reading Sheer Heart Attack

It’s Been A Long Hard Year

I will not be the first to say how prophetically the Queen’s music video “Thank God It’s Christmas” is perceived today, now seen through the veil of lockdowns and hardships, with the world shrinking to the small and intimate space of our houses. Here we are, in December 2020, approaching Christmas, back in lockdown. Our little neighborhood is now all illuminated by festive lights, and … Continue reading It’s Been A Long Hard Year

In Search of Lost Tracks

I was planning something entirely different for this date. But the workload and general tiredness got hold of me, and I decided to keep my tradition of summing up a year with a usual playlist. And here is the first problem: of course, my birthday is in October, which means that this year did not consist entirely of pandemic and lockdowns. But however hard I … Continue reading In Search of Lost Tracks

For Freddie

Three years ago, somewhere around your birthday, you came into my life through the young voices, through your greatest song. I do not believe in accidents, it probably was meant to happen. Two months later I opened my first (Russian) blog page and started writing about your music – because I just needed to verbalize this overwhelming feeling. Six months later I became a follower … Continue reading For Freddie