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Thursday, February 06, 2003

Ah, I heard a good song, and why have I never heard it before? I don't know. It's how old?

This is a comment about Queen, one of the few music bands with connections to Zoroastrianism. They sing, "Leave it in the lap of the Gods," a statement both funny and emotionally resonant. Kenny Davidsen said, the great Queen album is called Sheer Heart Attack. The song I always listened to, coming in at under three minutes, is Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy. They wrote performed and recorded so well that one's imagination can't help but go wild from listening to them. They are a testiment to excellence. The good song, the companion piece to GOFLB, is called, "Killer Queen."

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's films return to the film forum. He's another dead overproducer. One of my favorite films is the Marriage of Maria Braun. Many of his films have great titles like, "The Year of Thirteen Moons" and "Ali, Fear Eats the Soul."