As we often do here on Slaw, we’re drawing your attention to the current Google Doodle, in this case an animation to honour Queen’s marvelous Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), whose birthday is Monday, September 5. The screenshot below shows only one moment of a longish Flash movie that accompanies Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now.”
Google tells us that it won’t be seen in the US until a day later, September 6, because of Labour Day. (Er… Canada too.) But that indignity to Freddie is no impediment: Check it out on the UK Google site for the next few hours at least: http://www.google.co.uk. And if after that you’re stumped about how to chase the time zones, just go to YouTube to see and hear the doodle — or Freddie lui même rocking out with the rest of Queen.
If by any quirk of fate — such as extreme youth, for example — you haven’t yet become a Queen devotee, I encourage you to surround yourself with their music. Even if it proves not to be your cup of tea, you won’t regret it.