Bohemian Rhapsody

Dedicated to Mr. Modigliani who gave me one of the toughest songs to sing, nevermind transposing to harmonium.

Be nice to me. πŸ™‚ At this point, I’d sung through it several times and phew…tough on the vocal cords.

But, not bad for less than an hour’s practice. πŸ™‚

Not one to shrink in the face of a challenge, though!

 

 

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62 thoughts on “Bohemian Rhapsody

    1. Aw, thanks. I like inspiration, challenges, and you gave me a good one. I believe anything is possible when the will is there. And you had me obsessing. πŸ™‚ Feel free to reblog if desired…it’s your song.

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      1. Aw, thanks, dear. πŸ™‚ ❀ Totally fun challenge! I'm thinking Prince next…maybe Nothing Compares 2 U, since he wrote that…or Purple Rain or both.

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  1. Reblogged this on Mr. Modigliani's Private Studio and commented:
    So when Emily showed us that she plays this very unique instrument, I somewhat jokingly challenged her to play “Bohemian Rhapsody” never ever imagining that she would step up to the challenge. Well she did and I am just amazed. Thank you Emily!

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  2. Emily, I love this! You multi-talented awesome woman you!
    (as an aside, and just because I pretty much always have sex on the mind- the way you move the hand that pumps the accordion is super sexy. I don’t know why, lol!)

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      1. You are! Multi-tasking to the max with that instrument. You could play with two people at once. (I feel like such a perv talking like this to you, lol)

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  3. Awesome! That’s a tough song to sing for sure. I have sung in many rock / metal bands over the years, I could never pull of the notes in that song!

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  4. Please seriously consider doing some shows in Japan. If you were my age, we would have done some wondrous shows on the steps of Montmarte, collecting francs, half-finished bottles of vin du pays, and Gauloises Caporals as the wages for our talent. But you are of a younger generation, so your fate is different. Head to Asia to make your fortune. Perhaps around the bay of Tokyo (Yokohama, Kawasaki, etc). And YouTube the h3ll out of it so we can watch your fortune grow….

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  5. And I hope it’s more than a fleeting moment that you’re swept off your feet. I had some years in Asia, and there is a certain politically incorrect pleasure in being a gaijin, someone who is admired for the physical accident of their birth rather than their raw talents or other distinguishing features.

    Em, if you could wangle a trip to the Far East with your squeeze box, purple hair, and impressive physique, I guarantee that you would have memories to last a lifetime. I have a…shall we say…unique voice, and I was a local sensation in crappy karaoke bars in the Tokyo Bay area for many years. I never paid for drinks, often got free food, generally had a place to lay my head, and worked my way through an army of willing women. This ridiculously pleasurable life went on for nearly a decade.

    So get an agent, and just give yourself at least 3 months. Your fortune may or may not be assured, but no way will you regret it.

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      1. Em, there are many who call me a bad influence. Children, ex-wives, assistant county prosecutors, and the editorial staff of the Youngstown Vindicator. http://www.vindy.com

        But then, you have such a fleeting time here to enjoy life. To see the rise of the moon over the clearing of a jungle, or to feel the ebb and tide of foreign seas on a foreign beach upon your oh-so-familiar toes. To rise when the hunger calls you, and to lay down your head when you wish to sleep.

        Follow your dreams, my friend, no matter what they say. And now and then follow the dreams of others, no matter how hare-brained, for they may have ploughed fields where you are destined to plant seeds.

        Pace, amica, e ‘bbuon fortuna a te.

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      2. Just like beauty, a bad influence is in the eye of the beholder. I’ve done the full moon over the jungle and the seas on my toes in the same foreign country. I’m a good dream-follower…but I’ll keep my eye out for that ploughed field anyway. I’ve got a few seeds in my pocket.

        Iam enim te delectetur auditor. (Google Translate can tell you what language I studied in high school, 3 yrs AP.)

        Tack fΓΆr din vΓ€nliga ord, van . (Google Translate can tell you what I studied in college.)

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      1. Age is not a criteria for love is it? You write, you sing, you play the piano and harmonium and do all of it wonderfully ! I doubt I could stop loving you, Impossible! 😊

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      2. Such a romantic. 😊 and very kind words. Thank you! I’m going to sleep now, it’s 1:35am here, past my bedtime. Have a great day! πŸŒ™βœ¨

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      1. Smiling… thank you!
        I have no recording of me singing solo, but I did take part as a bass in Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir two times. In 2012, no less than 3,746 webcam recordings of singers from all over the world were combined to form one huge internet choir to commemorate the Titanic disaster centennial. Watch it at http://ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir/history/vc3-waternight
        I’m in it, but the only evidence is in the credits (which take longer than the piece itself). Fast-forward to 10:26 to find my name on the left.
        I’m in VC5 as well, still invisible but definitely singing along. Check out http://ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir/history/vc4-flytoparadise

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