June 1, 2023, marks the 8th anniversary of Musiflo. I want to thank my readers and followers. Thank you for being so supportive.
I’m proud of the work I’ve done these past eight years. The year 2022 was another fantastic year for music. My Soundtrack Saturdays review of The Elvis Movie Soundtrack in June 2022 was fun to listen to – a lovely homage to Elvis Presley, including Kacey Musgraves’ superb rendition of Can’t Help Falling In Love. Also, hearing Austin Butler perform a couple of songs added a special touch.
In August 2022, I went to Ireland & England. At one point in the trip, I visited the incredible Irish Rock & Roll Museum that honours Irish music over time. It was a guided tour. The guides’ passion was genuine. I found nice stuff in England regarding Queen and Freddie Mercury, including T-shirts. My most recent memory was attending the musical Aladdin at Place Des Arts in April this year. Having seen the animated movie growing up and the live-action, I felt nostalgic and joyful watching the musical in a theatre. It was so much fun. On June 24 (St. Jean Baptiste Day in Quebec), I reviewed an album Quebecois musician Alexandre Da Costa did with Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil. I especially like the musical take on Queen’s We Are the Champion. Another example of an impressive rendition is Ellen Williams’s operatic version of the 70s hit. She sang We Are the Champion passionately – that was when I reviewed her album Inspire.
I love discovering the music of various genres, including blends of musical styles, such as Pop and Opera or Rock and Classical. I heard impressive material from artists of different backgrounds. It was also a joy to pay homage to milestones for singers/bands. An example includes paying tribute to the 35th Anniversary of George Michael’s first solo album, Faith. That record was impressive.
I admit that some days, I still struggle with writer’s block. Then I remembered that the late Freddie Mercury had his moments of writer’s block when I heard the story that he had three songs and couldn’t finish any of them until he put them together and came up with Queen’s most famous hit Bohemian Rhapsody. If the frontman of Queen can overcome, so can I. He’s an inspiration to me as a writer, in this case, a blogger.
Thank you, readers and followers, for your support in these eight years I’ve written on MusiFlo.
Lots of love,