Sunday, May 11, 2008

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

Yes, it's Queen again but last time I was technically talking about a cover. This one is in honor of Dr. Brian May.

That's right, Dr. Brian May. I heard this NPR story that last year, Brian May, legendary Queen guitarist, got his doctorate in astrophysics. As someone that is interested in science and music, this is some of the best news I could ever hear. He's coauthored a book called Bang! The Complete History of the Universe that I think I might check out. I'm still a little wary of "creation of the universe" theories because they make my Lutheran-raised head want to explode but I always mean to inform myself more.

It could be said that I'm only reading it because it's by a rock star but I don't know that that's necessarily true. This is a man that had a completely successful career, that could have been perfectly satisfied having never finished the degree he started before Queen hit it big but he wasn't. He seems passionate about astronomy to such a great degree that something that he, along with two cowriters, has written has the opportunity to be brilliant.


Liz said...

I found his blog a number of months ago.

Emily said...

Thanks for the link.