(It’s a classic rock song.)
(…I like it. I don’t need to justify it. If you don’t like it, that’s ok. I do. End of story) (don’t read that with hostility)
(Yep, I understand. I’m just curious why people like it.)
(Loud music = fun head banging to the point of headaches…plus I just love Queen and music from the 60s-90s)
(I don’t understand music things like you do. I don’t get science or history stuff…some would call me simple. But I know how songs make me feel. It’s not something that can be described. I like listening to bohemian rhapsody because…it makes me smile. It’s weird and strange and imperfect…and I like that)
Well I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison.
(Yeah, perfectly reasonable, everybody’s different. I don’t really actually understand that much about music, I’m just part of a family with several people that do. Sorry for being overly aggressive in my questioning…)
(I am not simple or stupid or anything like that. But that’s how I’m often perceived…how I’ve been expected to act by many. Few people see me for who I am…)
(Dang…I probably just killed this thread)
(You’re good, Josiah)
I drank one morning and I woke up to see all the pepperoni pizza was a’lookin’ at me.
(If you know this song without googling…you are amazing. If you don’t…you are probably better off)
I’m a creeper in the bathroom…
(That got deep wow… such deep…)
(Why on earth would you be simple?)
(Short story: people aren’t nice.)
(I can confidently say that none of us think you’re simple.)
(I second the motion.)
(Everyone has a story. It’s how you continue forward that matters. I try to continue forward with positivity…and not think about certain things too much. But being a blonde young girl…you get told some hurtful things and there are lots of blonde jokes and being told you will only ever be a pretty face, but since you ain’t got that, you’re useless. And when you dye your hair: “artificial hair color doesn’t mean artificial intelligence.”) (It gets annoying and easy to believe as truth)
(Thank yall! It’s hard to stop believing lies, but I’ve come a long way over the past…9 years)
(I’ve always found blonde stereotypes to be completely idiotic.)
(Me too. Now it’s more people who come into my work asking if I’m “qualified” or asking if someone “who knows what they are doing” can check over my work…whether it’s because I’m young or a female or both. I don’t understand why people assume that I’m ignorant because I’m young.)
(Sorry for getting the thread so off topic.)
I lie in bed all day long, feeling melancholy
(If you know this song…minors shouldn’t watch that movie. It’s so good though)
(The assumption that young people know less than others is reasonable, however, it isn’t always accurate.)
(Eh, it’s kind of my fault, too.)
(It is reasonable…I’ve also been cussed out for other people’s mistakes…)
(I just wanted to quickly interject and say that Bohemian Rhapsody is popular in part because of how unique and revolutionary it was for its time. You’re right, Josiah, to wonder why it would be popular today, as it would not be very well known if it had been released just this year. However, due to the greater contexts surrounding the song’s release, including the difficulty to produce music in the pre-digital era [it was well before the days of auto-tune], helped its popularity to blossom. It’s still beloved today partly because of the emotional response it elicited upon its release and partly because its uniqueness in some ways still holds up. Many view it as a piece of art rather than a piece of music. The song reached number 1 when released in 1976 and again when it was re-released in 1991 (a full 15 years later), not to mention to music video was praised excessively for being one of the first full-length music videos produced, about a half-decade before MTV became a TV station.
I only heard the full r-e-c-o-r-d-i-n-g of the song this year, but I remember classmates of mine in gradeschool singing the song at the lunch table because it was a fun challenge for them to memorize the lyrics [it was before the days of high-speed internet, so Bohemian Rhapsody was the silly, fun song of choice for my classmates]. The song is over 40 years old, but it doesn’t sound that old, because it was so ahead of its time.
Hopefully my brief attempt to explain some of the logic behind the song’s popularity is helpful. Music can become really messy when some people evaluate it based upon sheer substance and others appreciate it as artwork, including more that just face-value characteristics.)
(Thanks Jeff! That makes a lot of sense. I definitely agree with your comment about substance vs. artwork… I guess I’m relatively heavily on the side of musical substance, though I often don’t pay close attention to lyrics. :D)
(Kristen, I know what you mean about the blonde stereotypes. And while it’s true that in general older people know more, it’s not necessarily always the case. You’d think people would learn that.)
(That’s pretty interesting, Jeff! Thanks for sharing.)
(AUTTOOOOTTTUUUUUNNNNEEEEE… Sorry it’s been a while since we’ve visited that joke…)
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