Monday, July 11, 2011

Freddie Mercury Day Sixteen: Freddie, as Featured in The Art of Manliness

Now that I've covered some of the more obvious topics about Freddie (how awesome he is, pop culture, cool pics, interesting quotes, etc.), I've been searching the internet for ideas of what to post about.

Today I found a cool blog called The Art of Manliness. A link to the full story is here.

Here is an excerpt of the page about Freddie Mercury:

...Of Glam, Freddie Mercury said in 1973, “We’re confident people will take to us, because although the camp image has already been established by people like Bowie and Bolan, we are taking it to another level. The concept of Queen is to be regal and majestic. Glamour is part of us and we want to be dandy. We want to shock and be outrageous instantly.”

Mercury was special. In the beginning, he experimented with bi-sexuality before fully embracing his homosexuality. “I’m as gay as a daffodil, my dear!” he once said. Freddie sang with an amazingly powerful voice with an astonishing range, wrote classic generational anthems, and rocked and inspired millions of people. Sadly, he was also one of the first famous people that AIDS took from us.

The post was written by Leah Morrigan.

I think it is an interesting take on Freddie Mercury's influence and how different people viewed him.

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