Brian Harold May @brianmayforreal
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Stuff. From Bri.
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Stuff. From Bri.
Spoon and Dish. Bri
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In a very tiny studio set up in rehearsal rooms in New Haw, Surrey - a town I’m sure we played around 1968 as a group called 1984 - today we filmed a piece for a video for a heavy third party - an excellent group, as you will see in due course. Did we have fun ? I think so ! This is one of those pictures that looks like a jumble, viewed as a ‘flat’ mono - but if you take a moment to free-view it in 3-D, relaxing your eyes so their axes are parallel, a whole world of detail will be revealed ! If that doesn’t come naturally, swipe, and try viewing cross-eyed instead. Let me know what you prefer. Okay? Parallel free viewing, versus cross-eyed free viewing. Or for the optimum experience, you could bring it up a bit bigger on your laptop (it will be on Bri’s Soapbox at Brianmay.com pretty soon too) and use one of my patent OWL stereoscopes ! Available at LondonStereo.com. Try an OWL VR KIT, which will turn your smartphone into a stereoscope! Any road up .... enjoy ! 💥💥💥💥💥 I used the i3DSteroid app to make this 3-D picture. Look for it on the app store - for IPhones or the Other Kind ! It’s a wonderful app. You don’t need a stereo camera. All you need is a smart phone and the app. And preferably an OWL VR kit to help you view YOUR 3-D photos DIRECTLY ON YOUR PHONE. Bri
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A quick selfie with one of my oldest pals. In a film studio today going for Blue on Black. What does that mean to you ? 💥💥💥💥 Thanks for the lovely comments folks - my Dad would be proud .... Bri
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How did I lose the post ? I pressed ‘archive’ ? How do I get it back, folks ?! 💥💥💥💥💥💥. Oh ! Thanks dear pals ! It took me ages to find that strange clock-like icon. I think everybody’s version of Instagram must be different, because it certainly wasn’t at top left! But you are all very kind ! I was very relieved to find the post, and restore it to its proper place. Well, I completely ba—- ed that up, didn’t I !!! Yes, I am a complete novice at anything to do with social media. I come from the wrong generation! THAAAANKS !! Bri 💥💥💥💥 PLEASE NOTE — Most of the information on this movie can be found on the other version of this on Instagram, due to my fumbling! Or you can see it all - and hear it in stereo - on Brian’s Soapbox at www.brianmay.com.
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This is the long-awaited Grand Ultima Thule Flyby movie !!! Full details on Bri’s Soapbox at BrianMay.com —- https://bitly.com. Enjoy ! And you can hear it in STEREO there ! Much more tasty !!! 💥💥💥 So here it is ! Perhaps the shortest full-length movie in the world !! It’s also packed with real science and astro technological achievement. To produce this movie, it took 13 years of space travel, about 700 million dollars, and the expertise of hundreds of NASA engineers, navigators, astrophysicists and rocket scientists. The core team of the mission, called New Horizons, is under the direction of a genius called Alan Stern, who has driven the whole project since around 2010, when he began convincing the whole World that Mankind needed to find out what Pluto was like in close-up. The New Horizons Mission succeeded in the incredibly difficult task of directing a probe roughly the size and shape of a grand piano 3 billion miles to an accuracy of a couple of hundred, achieving the first flyby in history of what we all knew in our childhood as the ninth planet - PLUTO. I was lucky enough to be adopted as a guest at that time, and made some great friends in the team. A couple of years and another billion miles later, The NH probe was set to perform a flyby of an object even more remote - a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO). Alan Stern asked me along again for the occasion, and invited me to make music for the mission. The rest is history I guess. My New Horizons track premiered in NASA TV on New Years Day 2019, is about to be released on vinyl for Record Store day, and can be found on our YouTube channels. And today I’m proud to reveal this very short movie which depicts completely faithfully the whole approach sequence - plus the glimpse the probe captured looking back towards the Sun at the ‘crescent’ view of the KBO after the encounter. OK ! The star of our film is a KBO called 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule. Shall we start courting the Oscar nominations now ?! 😊. Bri
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NASA New Horizons team in Press Conference right now —- https://livestream.com/viewnow/lpsc2019 Bri
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Tune in now to the planetary conference - New Horizons team speaking now. https://livestream.com/viewnow/lpsc2019. Bri
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RIP Dick Dale - Father of the Surf Guitar. We all owe you. Rock on. 💥💥💥 Look how his guitar is strung ! He’s left handed, but plays essentially a right handed guitar - except for the controls and ‘horns’. So his heavy bass-end strings are at the lower edge of the fretboard. This means his fingers could never fall in the same shapes as the rest of us. Maybe this led him to use those low notes more often and more forcefully than everyone around him. But his highly distinctive sound comes from his very fast up-and down action in the picking hand (sometimes confusingly referred to as ‘tremolo’, in reference to the similar-sounding traditional Flamenco Spanish guitar technique, which is actually done in a very different way, with multiple fingernails). And a lot of echo effect. And thick strings. And a lot of energy !!! Check out his early hit ‘Miserlou’. Wild !!! I wish I’d met him. But truly we all benefit from his trailblazing. Bri
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