Sunday, February 15, 2015

In G, All Over the World

"Ne'er looked back, never feared, never cried." 39, recorded by Queen (Brian May, 1979)

Music. A catchy little tune, a compelling arrangement. 

The band Queen's Brian May wrote '39 a song about a dozen astronauts who left Earth in '39, returning a year later. Except, in our world, a hundred years have passed.

'For so many years have gone though I'm older but a year
Your mother's eyes from your eyes cry to me."

Quirky sci-fi thing, done in so many Hollywood movies. The guitar licks are impressive, engaging and though based on simple chords demonstrate what an accomplished player can do with the key of G.

I found this cover:

Then this one. There were 350,000 Ukraines singing along in a place called Freedom Square. An estimated 20 million people watched on TV.

Gives me goosebumps.

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