Queenspotting: Lost and Found Villages, Jack Black and Ben Harper, nights at operas.


Brian’s book featuring the 19th century stereo photography of T.R. Williams, A Village Lost and Found, co-written with Elena Vidal, is just about released (but where’s my copies, Amazon?). The Guardian‘s Weekend supplement visits Brian and interviews him about the project. The print edition is pretty smoking. Could someone please save me a copy?

Nice to hear that someone in Pearl Jam is aiming high in the album category. Here’s Matt Cameron: “That’s what we, as music fans, grew up listening to — albums that are pretty cool, complete statements like (Queen’s) A Night at the Opera and (The Who’s) Quadrophenia. The days of making an album as a complete work are kind of waning, so we wanted to bring that tradition back.”

Brandi Carlile was listening to Johnny Cash and A Night at the Opera when recording her most recent album.

I’m not sure what this Spanish article says, but it mentions A Night at the Opera.

“The Prophet’s Song” is, like Brian’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on A Night at the Opera.  If that makes any sense.  Anyway, these Swedish people went to great lengths to do a live cover.

Didn’t catch this until late last week: On the new Jay Leno show, Jack Black teams up with Ben Harper, who gamely tries the Freddie falsetto verse, and damn near castrate himself in the process.  And I don’t think Jack Black is going for the funny here. 

Not as good as Tenacious D opening up with “Flash,” but what is?