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Brian Harold May @brianmayforreal

Pre-order GET UP - by @kingsdaughterss NOW !!!

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This is also a new invitation to #jamwithbri !!! I’ve been so amazed by the Jams you guys have put together on my previous MicroConcertinas I thought this might be the ultimate opportunity.  It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the front-line soldiers fighting for Humanity against the insurgent coronavirus. Just like our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, those brave warriors in the front line are our new CHAMPIONS.  That means the doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, drivers, tea-ladies and gentlemen, and all who are quietly risking their lives daily to save the lives of our kin.  CHAMPIONS ALL !!! Let’s do it !  Let me see your hands !!! And hear your voices !!! 💥💥💥💥 There’s something else about this post that’s different from any of my previous micro-organisms.  I wonder who will spot it.  Must be a portent ... 💥💥💥💥ah ! @gibsongas - you did spot it already !!! 💥💥💥💥 Ah !! You ALL got it in one !! Ha ha - I shouldn’t underestimate you guys !  Well, I was excited to have the Red Lady in my hands again (suitably quarantined) - so an a-capella Champions seemed a good way to celebrate !  Thanks !  Bri
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Happy birthday to my dear Dad, Harold May.  He was known as ‘Son’ to his family when he was a kid - probably because his father was also named Harold.  But my Dad never knew his Dad.  Harold May Senior returned from the trenches in World War I with lung damage from the poison gas which eventually proved fatal.  My Daddy would have been 99 today - but we lost him aged only 66 - a sad loss - he had so much left to do.  He was a genius at handiwork and anything electrical - and of course he worked with me creating the Red Special guitar which has been with me all around the world many times over the last 50 years. Amazing. My big thanks to Sarah Falk - @blueprintblues - for this gift - a 3-D conversion of this picture from my past (swipe for the parallel and cross-eyed view). It shows my Dad and my Mum backstage at Madison Square Garden. As I recounted in my QUEEN in 3-D book, this was the moment when my Dad finally shook my hand and said “OK - I get it now” - A big moment for me, because my Dad had until that point been unable to accept the fact that I had thrown away my scientific career to become what he called a pop star.  Happy Birthday dear Dad. 💥💥💥💥 The picture shows Ruth and Harold May in front, and behind is Dane Clark, who did wardrobe for us at the time, and Dominique Anthony - later Dominique Taylor.  And me.  Bri
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These are tips on treatment at home which I feel are not widely enough considered.  Please share if you think they might be helpful.  More information here below - sorry this link won’t work on IG -  but you could copy it by hand ... https://youtu.be/HwLzAdriec0  Also some appropriate breathing exercises here —- https://youtu.be/VVEIiOOlguE  Bri
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And thoughts about what we might be missing as regards natural immunity from Covid-19.  I have more thoughts on how the CoronaVirus mounts its attacks, which maybe I’ll put up later. Cheers all. 💥💥💥💥 I’d love to hear responses to these thoughts from those of you more informed than I am. Let’s use the hashtag #coronavirusquirk ? - cheers - BRI
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FINALLY !!! You can pre-order GET UP !  Please DO !!! This release means a lot to me for a number of reasons - I feel it will genuinely bring rays of hope to many who are in the darkness - and Talia and the girls have put themselves bravely on the line with almost no resources - to launch at an almost impossible time.  I guess what I’m saying is I’m proud of this - and proud of them - and even a little bit proud of myself for being the catalyst to make it happen.  Preorder and be the first to experience the the full force of the GET UP experience !!! Bri 💥💥💥 I forgot to mention that the track will also benefit MIND – the mental health charity, which is going to be so important in the weeks and months to come, helping people deal with the trauma of the coronavirus tragedy.
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Wonderful art - I just have to share.  These to me are precious.  Thanks to @quasar_ctrl • @mochiko842 • @live forever.today • @ilove80z • @beryl_pinksragon • @querff.as and all respects.  STAY AT HOME and CREATE !! Once again my thanks to @sarah_rugg for finding these treasures.  Bri
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Amazing art by @sarah_rugg - Inspiration, thought, development, technique, polish, and a spirit of generosity to other artists all put this lady into a class of her own (imho!) THANK YOU Sara.  And so to bed. Bri
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This is what some people would call noodling.  Allowing the fingers to do the walking. I find it therapeutic. Self-isolation has given me an opportunity to do more of this. As the days go by, and the feelings of frustration and confinement become mollified by acceptance, Anita and I have done a lot of talking. We are both feeling that when this CoronaVirus cataclysm is all over, we don’t want everything to go back to how it was in the Old World. Yes, we want health and freedom for everyone - but we have now glimpsed a world free of so many of the abuses that mankind has imposed upon it.  Do we really still believe that the destruction, noise, pollution, and encroachment on Nature are all justified ? Might we all have learned how to live more harmoniously with the planet ? As someone once said (approximately) ... You might say I’m a dreamer, but I have a feeling I’m not the only one.  Bri
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Finally !!! Preorders are go ! This single has had a long and eventful journey.  Them poor girls under the leadership of Talia Dean, are at this moment shooting the video themselves for this infinitely jolly track, while self-isolating in separate houses, with a budget of zero dollars.  These guys have worked so hard for their ticket to ride. I hope they get to go all the way.  @kingsdaughterss - the debut single —- GET UP !!! The link to pre-order from iTunes is in my Bio.  Bri
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Now that’s what I call a guaranteed smile in a grim world !!! No idea who this guy is - please tell me - but he deserves a medal !!! Happy Monday folks ! Bri
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SOCIAL DISTANCING !  Just a gentle reminder, folks - it’s two metres - that’s 6 feet ! At LEAST !! Thanks to Jeff Parker for this little piece of genius.  And Scott Stantis.  Be safe, good people.  Bri
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Last night live on Instagram - @kerryellis79 —- Bri
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“I can play a rainbow” ... well, we can try ! Thanks @chiaratomaini for another pure icon !!! How often are the simple ideas the seeds of power ? Genius ! Tonight I couldn’t sleep.  My thoughts were swirling too fast.  I hope I don’t miss tomorrow - that is - today !!! Cheers all - Bri
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GET UP !  OK - we’re all fuming here because the pre-order for the download is STILL not up ! Grrrr ... 😡😡😡 BUT ..... !! The good news is that the #kingsdaughters T-shirts have arrived ! Hurrah ! The supply is very limited so if you fancy one of these priceless collectibles please visit www.kingsdaughters.net - quick !! —- Meanwhile keep practising your GET UP routine - last day for sending your video is TODAY !!! —  Bri
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And some thoughts about the light at the end of the tunnel ... hang in, folks ! Bri
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Corrigendum !!! @kerryellis79 —- Bri —- Yes ! This is what I look like after a work-out !!!
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💥💥💥💥 URGENT !! KERRY’s live concert is at 6 pm -  not 7 pm - APOLOGIES !!! 💥💥💥💥 A riff for beginners !! I ‘discovered’ this riff on a volcanic ridge in Tenerife as a student living in an observatory hut.  I could hear the words in my head “Tie Your Mother Down”. I remember that when Freddie first heard the riff, he liked it. I said “Of course we can’t call it Tie Your Mother Down.‘ He said ... “Of course we can!” So then I wrote the rest of this song - about teenage angst !! I’m still a teenager inside, so this still makes perfect sense to me !! Cheers all ! 💥💥💥💥 STAY SAFE OUT THERE.  ISOLATE - protect yourself and the human population of Earth.  This is deadly serious.  WASH HANDS - think carefully where droplets containing the virus may be lurking.  Spray everything that enters your life with disinfectant.  Keep AT LEAST 6 feet away from any human you encounter apart from the family you live with.  Good luck !!! 💥💥💥💥 THANKS for all your incredible responses to my invitation to #JamwithBri - the Hammer to Fall interactions are amazing - I wanna highlight them for everyone -  but please use that hashmark to see some fireworks !  Bri
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We WILL Rock You !!! - again - given half a chance !!! 😉 Micro Moment #11.  This is the riff I get asked about most often.  It gets that strange ‘clang’ to it because I’m playing a high ‘A major’ chord as a ‘bar’ on strings 2, 3 and 4, way up at the octave position, but the A-string is not fretted - it’s left behind at the bottom sounding a low open ‘A’. So you get that ‘interference’ between the harmonics of the component notes.  Especially with the amp turned up into distortion, as here.  I’m not hitting the bottom ‘E’ at all.  When we first recorded this, I was determined to break all the rules.  Including putting the solo at the end of the song instead of somewhere in the middle ! And having no drums !!! Funny - ironically it became a drum favourite - which makes me very happy !  But the stamps and claps became a trade-mark.  Here you can hear the guitar with NOTHING else !!! Cheers ! Bri
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This, to me, is a very profound comment, on the way our leaders reacted to the current terrible threat to humanity.  Some years ago, at election time, I put together a campaign called “Bollocks to the Economy”. Some people thought I was being frivolous. But this is exactly what I had in mind.  It would be great if, at the next elections in all countries, we all thought about this, and voted according to our priorities. What matters most - the welfare of all creatures on Planet Earth ?  Or - Money ?  They say we all get the leaders we deserve. Somebody please tell me who to credit for this work - Bri
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8pm this evening —- clapping —- along with most of a grateful and humbled British public - for the heroic NHS folks risking their lives every minute, with pitifully inadequate protection, in the front line of our bitter struggle against the insidious foe in our midst. THANK YOU ! ! !  Bri and Anita
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GET UP is getting serious !!! Anita is unstoppable ! We are STILL looking for your videos of YOU !! - just DO IT, FILM IT, and send it by WeTransfer to those naughty girls - details are at @kingsdaughterss —- GET UP right now !! 💥💥💥💥 Just a word to all of you good folks who have been searching for the download - APOLOGIES - IT’S NOT UP YET !!!! Dammit !!!! The distribution company - TUNECORE - are very apologetic - they were worried that I might not really be on the track !!! So it got stuck in their system.  But all is sorted now, so I understand it will be available on Spotify and iTunes, etc, in a couple of days. We will keep you informed ! Thanks for your impatience !! Bri
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6.20 pm ITN news ! See ya there ! Bri
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YES !! Who spotted me in the GET UP teaser clip ?  This is my entry !!! Isolation cannot stop us !!! Send your video now ! But send it via a link please (WeTransfer?) - the @kingsdaughterss inbox has crashed !!! Due to an avalanche of great home videos !! Do it now !! Bri
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