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SEPTEMBER 2015

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**Wed 16 Sep 15**
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT
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Sao Paulo venue gates

That'll be the gig, then ! This is now a familiar sight Smiley TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT.

Let's Rock, Sao Paolo folks !

Bri

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**Mon 15 Sep 15**
SAO PAULO - PRODUCTION REHEARSALS / HALLOWEEN FUN
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Gotta love this !!! Seen backstage in Sao Paolo production rehearsals.

Backstage warning


Me on coffee break at work today - in situ - production work on the new show is going great. See ya there !

Production rehearsals

Filming for a little Halloween fun tonight...

Halloween fun


Diableries come to mind ...

Diableries come to mind


Should be sleepin' but ... Sao Paolo is still out there.

Good night folks.

Bri

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**Mon 14 Sep 15**
SAO PAULO
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Sao Paulo fisheye

This is what Sao Paulo looks like from my window this morn. In fisheye 3-D.

Hello Brazil !!! Let's Rock ! Yay !

Bri

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**Mon 14 Sep 15**
CORBYN - A NEW HOPE !!!
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Even 5,800 miles from London a tremor of excitement is being felt at Corbyn's landslide victory.

A New Hope !!!

Bri

Buenos Aires Herald

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**Sun 13 Sep 15**
PRO-HUNT PROPAGANDA ?
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Pro-hunt propaganda ?... these people never heard of fencing ? Sad they regard their wild animals as an 'income'.

Bri

New York Times 13 September 2015

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**Sun 13 Sep 15**
SAO PAULO FOLKS !!! ARE YOU READY ?!
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Sao Paolo folks !!!

Are you ready ?! We fly to you today. QUEEN & ADAM Ready to rock !!!!

Bri

O Globo 11 September 2015
OGlobo 11 September 2015

Queen arrives in Brazil for the Rock in Rio promising honouring Freddie Mercury's memory. 'I was three, but I did my research and saw how well the Brazilian public," says Adam Lambert - BY SILVIO ESSINGER 09.11.2015

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**Sun 13 Sep 15**
ROSETTA ON FIRE !
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Free-view this parallel stereo image (help is here www.londonstereo.com/stereophotography.html) or view it in your patent London Stereoscopic Company OWL stereoscope ! (link here www.londonstereo.com/shop_home3.html).

Rosetta nucleus

Creds: ESA/ROSETTA/NAVCAM, Matt Taylor, Bernhard Geiger. Stereo by BM.

This pair of images was kindly thrown to me by Rosetta mission boss Matt Taylor himself (and colleague Bernhard Geiger) - as a challenge, I guess !

Unlike the last Rosetta stereo on this Soapbox, derived from the very high quality Narrow Angle Camera of the Osiris science instrument, this time we’re looking at the output of Rosetta’s wider angle navigation camera - and there was some noise and disturbance to deal with - but this is an unusual view of Comet 67P. From this angle, as the amazing Rosetta probe, directed from ESA Rosetta Mission Control on Earth, passes along a trajectory some 208 miles from the comet, we see the comet ‘top down’, and it looks like a burning cinder in the sky. Of course it’s not burning, but this is close to the warmest it will get in this orbit, around +30 or so degrees Centigrade, since it’s close to its Perihelion (13th August), seen on August 8th, around a month ago. We’re looking at a side-on view of the sunlit part of the object, also giving us a view of the dark side of the comet. The unlit portion of the comet’s surface is very dark, and we wouldn’t see it at all except for the fact that it’s silhouetted against part of the dusty coma. With the magic of 3-D, however, now that these two images are suitably aligned, we can clearly make out the C67P's three-dimensional shape, its two ‘lobes’ one behind the other in our line of sight. There’s also evidence here for the ever-changing pattern in the eruptions from its surface as it warms up. Left of centre we can see a jet in the left image ‘flashing' in our three-dimensional view, indicating that a jet was present when the left hand image was captured, but not the right.

The times logged for the two component images are

2015 08 12 T 09 05 03 and
2015 08 12 T 09 24 52

So about 20 minutes between these exposures. At its speed in the comet’s frame of reference of around 2 miles per hour, in this time it’s covered about two thirds of a mile, and so this is the baseline of this stereo pair. My sincere thanks to Matt for making this account scientifically bullet-proof.

Cheers

Bri

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**Sun 13 Sep 15**
THANKS NASA FOLKS
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Brian at APL

Nice! Thanks NASA folks.

DISPOSABLEUNDERGROUND.COM
Brian May of Queen: contributions to the Pluto space mission
Posted on September 10, 2015

Bri

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**Sat 12 Sep 15**
ONLY IN RIO - AND SATURDAY COMMENTS
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Just a normal cityscape en route to rehearsals - except something amazing in the sky - only in Rio.

- Bri

Rio  view

HEN HARRIERS

All you good folks who care that the bastard shooters will soon make the Hen Harrier extinct PLEASE SIGN THIS

http://markavery.info/category/e-petition-to-ban-driven-grouse-shooting/

 

HOME LIFE AFFECTED BY GUNS?

Has your home life been affected by gun fire and killing for sport?
If you think a home is a place for living, not for killing
- if so please email firearms@lawcommission.gsi.gov.uk by 21st Sept.

Bri

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**Fri 11 Sep 15**
ROCKIN IN RIO (ALREADY !)
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Rio is splendid ! We had a great first day of rehearsals, and a Press Conference or two.

Not much time to spend on this beautiful beach - Copacabana …

But the Caipirinha Maracujas are going down very well !!!

Copacabana Beach panoramic

Day 2 of rehearsals today, Friday. We have at least one BIG surprise for you guys.

Bri

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**Thu 10 Sep 15**
CLOUDS STUDY ... TO RIO
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So … Eleven and a Half hours later … I’ve spent my time pondering the Universe, getting myself grounded by communing with the clouds !

These are sequential 3-D pics - the movement of the plane giving as long a baseline as is required, determined by how long we wait between left and right shots. Taken with the 3D Camera app for iPhone 6 plus. And trimmed up a bit using my template. If anybody out there would like a copy of my OWL template to play with, it’s free of charge or obligation ! Just let me know. This is the road to Rio !

OK ... I take loads of these, always looking for the perfect cloudscape. This ain’t bad ! Got your OWL ready ?

Clouds to Rio

 

Never really tried this one before … I think fortune was with me.

Best cloud window shot - white

Good Evening Brazil ! And Good Night to you all back home.

Obrigado !

Bri

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**Wed 09 Sep 15**
SOUTH AMERICA TOUR 2015 & MORE ELLIS-MAY IN SPRING
ANTI-BADGER CULL MARCH, THANKS
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South America Tour

[Approx 4am] - I'm on the plane in 8 hours time. Back to rockin' in Rio. See y'all there. Yeeeow ! I'll be tweetin' and SoapBoxin' and Youtube channellin' all through South America. Join me.

I feel lucky. Yep. Here we come.

YES ! I have a brand new 3-D selfie stick update with a new twist .

https://youtu.be/ep-0DQ4Brho?list=PLpqk0lw0VnjHkYiKhDQN3Js-ccjAvFSLO

Like this but better.

Some great news on the way about more Ellis-May dates in the Spring.

THANKS to all who gave up their time to the Anti-Badger Cull march today. I think the content was our best yet.

Bri

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**Sun 06 Sep 15**
BADGER CULL GOVERNMENT STILL IGNORE EVIDENCE
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Anti badger cull poster

The Country's top bovine TB experts call for an end to killing badgers ...

THE GUARDIAN
Badger cull is flawed and must now stop

How can Govt still ignore all evidence ?

Bri

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**Sun 06 Sep 15**
PHEASANTRY WITH KERRY
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What did you play?...

We played almost exactly the same as in Rome …

I Who Have Nothing
Born Free
Crazy Little Thing .. (dedicated to Freddie)

Kerry & Brian

Kerry & Brian

Bri

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**Sun 06 Sep 15**
SUNDAY NOTES

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Our Dear Friend Patti_Russo has chalked up a winner !

Quick !! BUY !!

http://www.ultratop.be/nl/ultratip

When It Comes To Love - Patti Russo

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Summer Alpert wrote:

Hey Bri! Hope I'm not being a bother but I drew this of you! Took me some time to do. What do you think?
Summer Alpert

Chatterton drawing

That's amazing. Did you know we made a stereo of this very thing ?

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Wanna help these brave people save badgers ?

Dorset Sabs - Badger cull radios
http://www.gofundme.com/wf2xf2f8

Bri

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**Sat 05 Sep 15**
FREDDIE - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WHEREVER YOU ARE ...
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Freddie drinking tea - with Brian

Yes, it’s that bittersweet day again.
Freddie would have been astonished in the old days
to know that millions of people still say a big ‘Happy Birthday’ to him
every 5th of September, so many years after he left us.
To all you folks out there celebrating Freddie, and all the treats he left us,
salutations.
I’ll be picking up a guitar tonight to quietly strum a few of Freddie’s chords,
and I’ll feel grateful for all the fun we had
- and still have in so many ways -
because of the wonderful chance that we met and could create together.
Yes, we miss him.
And that will not change.
But, Dear Freddie … thanks for illuminating all our lives
with your unique brand of sparkling wickedness.
Happy Birthday, wherever you are …

with love
Bri

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**Thu 03 Sep 15**
OUR PITILESS GOVENMENT SHAMES US ALL
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This is all I can think of this morning. Press mainly gets it right. But our pitiless Government shames us all. David Cameron, Theresa May - you turn you back on this - you shame us all.

Finally the message gets through. Now we STOP using the word Migrants. These families, desperate REFUGEES, call for our compassion.

Bri

Pitiless government

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**Thu 03 Sep 15**
THANKS GLORIOUS ROME
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Glorious Rome

Thanks to all of you in glorious Rome who welcomed me and Kerry Ellis so warmly. Back soon !

Caio !!!

Bri

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**Tue 01 Sep 15**
LOOK WHAT JUST ARRIVED
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From Rome tonight - Kerry posted: About to go live on Italian TV ! And look at what's arrived ! Tour posters !

Brian: Yay !

Bri

Tour poster

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**Tue 01 Sep 15**
ROMA HERE WE COME !
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Bri and Kerry on their way to Rome

Getting on plane.

Roma here we come ! Ellis-May Ready to Rock !

Bri

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