October 9, 2014
The song I Want To Break Free by Queen sums up exactly how I feel right now…
In other news, did you know, this video was banned by MTV, among other stations, in 1984 due to the “content” which was actually a spoof on a British soap opera and misinterpreted by/in the US as something “obscene?” The ban was lifted in 1991 by VH1 when they aired the video during a special devoted to Queen hosted by guitarist Brian May called My Generation. The song was written by bassist John Deacon and played at most of their live performances. Despite the video block, the song never took quite as well in the States as it did in other places when released. Where it was loved and the video laughed within the UK, the song took on “new” meanings of freedom from oppression in South America and South Africa. I Want To Break Free was seen as an anthem in those parts for those combating oppression and when Freddie Mercury took the stage in 1985 at a show in Rio de Janeiro in a wig and falsies, the crowd threw rocks at him, not wanting their sacred hymn to be disgraced. Understanding yet still puzzled, Mercury removed the female parts which calmed the “Queen church goers.”
…about my own personal life.