Stuff. From Bri.
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Stuff. From Bri.
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The seven new fox-cubs. THANKS for your great response !! OK - we liked YOUR idea - @v.andbooks - of Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, and Te (sorry - “Ti” ) ... these babes will make sweet music ! Cheers all ! Bri. 💥💥💥💥💥 Yes - these are Red Foxes, but they won’t begin to get their red fur and long noses til they’re about a month old. Shall we give you updates ? Check out @anneatsaveme for lots of rescuee info.
Bottle Feeding time ! One of SEVEN babies ! Seven orphan fox-cubs, rescued from a building project in Surrey. My dear pal, CEO of Save-Me and Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, Anne Brummer, is on call 24 hours a day along with her volunteers, to get these little creatures through their babyhood and give them a chance in the wild, of a decent life, and the chance to bring up children of their own. They need feeding every three hours, until they open their eyes and learn to feed themselves. Just another day in the Rescue. These are the first rescue cubs of this year. Any ideas on names for them ?!?? Go !!! Bri
It’s a nice sunny day for signing stuff. Lots of signed BM guitars going out today (from the last tour ! ), some fine Queen Items for Jacky for the Fan Club auctions etc . ... and I’m making a present of some of the limited edition Vinyl 12 inch NEW HORIZONS singles to my esteemed colleagues in the NASA NH mission team. But this one is for the winner of my ‘Inspiring Post’ challenge. The winner is @martian marshmallow whose post was simple but has stayed in my head ever since - it sums up the way I feel things ought to be perceived. “NO BORDERS - JUST HORIZONS”. So as soon as I can get an address for Martian, this record will be on its way over. (My dear office manager Sally is trying to make contact through DM with a few of you out there so I can send this and other gifts. ) To be honest it was Hellish hard choosing the most inspiring post. Some of you were beautifully complimentary to me, as a person who inspired you - much appreciated. Some of you told such heart-wrenching stories of the hardships you’ve faced I was deeply moved and inspired. Some of you told how our music got you through hard times. I just wanted to thank you ALL for trusting me with your inner thoughts - amazingly inspiring for me. And I selected a few special messages which I just had to reward as ‘runners up’, so I’ll be attempting to send you all a signed glossy QUEEN programme from the most recent USA - as a way of saying ‘special thanks’. Phew ! Cheers folks - I hope it’s sunny down your way. Bri
A timeless clock, I thought. I hope you have time, dear folks. Bri
Spoon and Dish. Bri. 💥💥💥 Thanks for all your great comments, folks. Of course I’m not going to tell you why I did this. But I can tell you a couple of related things. Yes, this is a cat dish, but I use it for feeding the wild animals in our neighbourhood, to help them get through the winter and stay healthy. I don’t leave the food in the bowl out there, because that gets complicated. Instead, I tip out the tasty snacks on to a flat stone, and bring the bowl back inside for cleaning. But, on the way back, I tap out a message to the local population, to alert them to the refreshments available. And I took to making it distinctive and hopefully tuneful, to convey the right message. This is the form in which it currently sits. Of course, some of you noticed that I’ve settled upon the motif for my New Horizons track. Now the beeps which make up that motif on the NH track were made by sampling the sounds made by a life support heart monitor machine on a visit to a local hospital. And at the time I was astonished that they were able to supply me with the root note of the piece I was writing, and a fifth note above it. So, delivering dinner to my local wildlife, I was astonished to find that this instrument, too, could deliver me a tonic and a fifth in almost exactly the right key as well. So I’m sure this fuelled my curiosity. Once this post was up, I was surprised to find references to Roger and percussion. Amusing, but I had never regarded this as a percussion instrument. I suppose in my mind it was something more like a simple xylophone. But perhaps a xylophone is a percussion instrument after all ? My dear friend and mentor Sir Patrick Moore was an ace player of the xylophone. He made it talk ! So perhaps the influence was there ! 💥💥💥💥 Here’s a question. Very often when I’m typing these posts, I suddenly find that Instagram has repeated a whole section of text. Does anybody else find this happens ?
A quick selfie with one of my oldest pals. In a film studio today going for Blue on Black. What does that mean to you ? 💥💥💥💥 Thanks for the lovely comments folks - my Dad would be proud .... Bri
How did I lose the post ? I pressed ‘archive’ ? How do I get it back, folks ?! 💥💥💥💥💥💥. Oh ! Thanks dear pals ! It took me ages to find that strange clock-like icon. I think everybody’s version of Instagram must be different, because it certainly wasn’t at top left! But you are all very kind ! I was very relieved to find the post, and restore it to its proper place. Well, I completely ba—- ed that up, didn’t I !!! Yes, I am a complete novice at anything to do with social media. I come from the wrong generation! THAAAANKS !! Bri 💥💥💥💥 PLEASE NOTE — Most of the information on this movie can be found on the other version of this on Instagram, due to my fumbling! Or you can see it all - and hear it in stereo - on Brian’s Soapbox at www.brianmay.com.
This is the long-awaited Grand Ultima Thule Flyby movie !!! Full details on Bri’s Soapbox at BrianMay.com —- https://bitly.com. Enjoy ! And you can hear it in STEREO there ! Much more tasty !!! 💥💥💥 So here it is ! Perhaps the shortest full-length movie in the world !! It’s also packed with real science and astro technological achievement. To produce this movie, it took 13 years of space travel, about 700 million dollars, and the expertise of hundreds of NASA engineers, navigators, astrophysicists and rocket scientists. The core team of the mission, called New Horizons, is under the direction of a genius called Alan Stern, who has driven the whole project since around 2010, when he began convincing the whole World that Mankind needed to find out what Pluto was like in close-up. The New Horizons Mission succeeded in the incredibly difficult task of directing a probe roughly the size and shape of a grand piano 3 billion miles to an accuracy of a couple of hundred, achieving the first flyby in history of what we all knew in our childhood as the ninth planet - PLUTO. I was lucky enough to be adopted as a guest at that time, and made some great friends in the team. A couple of years and another billion miles later, The NH probe was set to perform a flyby of an object even more remote - a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO ). Alan Stern asked me along again for the occasion, and invited me to make music for the mission. The rest is history I guess. My New Horizons track premiered in NASA TV on New Years Day 2019, is about to be released on vinyl for Record Store day, and can be found on our YouTube channels. And today I’m proud to reveal this very short movie which depicts completely faithfully the whole approach sequence - plus the glimpse the probe captured looking back towards the Sun at the ‘crescent’ view of the KBO after the encounter. OK ! The star of our film is a KBO called 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule. Shall we start courting the Oscar nominations now ?! 😊. Bri