As the month of May starts coming to a close, I’m noticing a sense of change in the air. I’m not sure if it’s a combination of a bunch of things or the fact that the wind is really blowing this morning. I’ve noticed that I’ve got new opportunities presenting themselves to me. A deal that I was ready to throw away has changed and while I’m not getting what I really wanted up front, I am getting something that should be way more fruitful going forward. A couple of nights ago also marked me officially signing with an agent for video game composing. It feels like a good synergy. Already a few things coming on horizons with that that should prove fun and profitable.
A former friend made a post about breaking down. For someone who was constantly stepping thru others to get stuff without giving anything in return, it almost feels like it could be karma coming around to smack ’em in the face. Oh the irony.
It’s the ebb and flow, that up and down of how the world and the business of music moves. For me it’s on an upswing, which is something I really appreciate. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this many things coming my way.
Which brings me to the concept of the strong need to have good people around you. We don’t always get the right combination of people around us. One thing I like to pride myself on is being good people. Friends know that I’m there for them, but as soon as I’m left holding the bag is the moment I’ll leave them hanging. Maybe that’s a trait of being a leo, I don’t know. I’ve very loyal until I’m jerked around.
The whole idea of having good company around is the impetus of this song you’re hearing now. The idea of keeping good company around ya. In typical Queen fashion there is a ton of vocals and lots of instruments being used as paintbrushes for sound. It’s the quality of the writing, the quality of the performance, the arrangements and the energy that they stacked into their songs that really set them apart. It would have been a huge learning experience to be a fly on the wall in those sessions.
Unfortunately we’ll no longer know what could be with this band primarily due to the fact that the singer departed this world a number of years ago. But what a catalog that got left behind. If you’re not familiar with Queen, you need to forget your BBQ this weekend and purchase all the Queen you can and submerse yourself in their world. You won’t be disappointed.