NICK: Mad May
OTHER WEB SITE/S:
LOCATION: uh...I'm Italian, but I'm living as an "Imported Kiwi" (a.k.a. exchange student) in New Zealand right now...will be back in Europe in July 1999 though.
SCHOOL: studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths with Calculus, Maths with Statistic and Outdoor Ed. at Geraldine High School, New Zealand
INTERESTS: BRIAN MAY, Queen, Internet, computers, music, I love reading (fav authors are J.R.R. Tolkien, Will Shakespeare, Nicholas Evans, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Hawking -though he's not a writer - and a few others...), I also like outdoor activities, but don't have much time to spend on those (and I'm lazy....); I enjoy skiing and swimming.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST QUEEN ALBUM YOU BOUGHT?
"Queen II" (though I had a couple of albums which I already loved before that, but that was the first I really made up my mind and bought, you know...it's somehow different) and that was because of White Queen on the "As It Began" book....I simply loved the lyrics and wanted to hear it so badly!!!!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A FAN OF QUEEN/BRIAN MAY?
Oh...the first time I can remember noticing the beauty of a Queen song was when I was about 9 though I can't remember the song, so I suppose I would say 9 years (geez..already!) for Queen. I reckon Brian's always been my fav, but it took me a while to grow up a bit and leave behind the childish and stubborn belief that I shouldn't have a fav one within the band itself. Then I started dreaming of him at night and stuff and I couldn't hide anymore...it's just amazing how the whole thing grew inside me without me wanting it to!
FAV. QUEEN ALBUM/S: QUEEN II
FAV. BRIAN MAY ALBUM/S: the next one! *just kidding!* Of course, I dunno! I wouldn't pick Starfleet, though I love the music, but between BTTL and AW I can't really decide...it's more an emotional thing anyway...
FAV. QUEEN SONG/S: again, this is tricky...a quick list could be as follows, but it's not gonna be complete at all (state of mind has a lot to do with the choice of my fav songs...), anyway: White Queen, Hammer To Fall, I Want It All, Now I'm Here, Mother Love, '39, Is This The World We Created?, The Show Must Go On, Breakthru...
FAV. BRIAN MAY SONG/S: you must be joking! How on earth am I supposed to know this?! Ok, let's try, but, hey, same as above...Resurrection, Wilderness, Too Much Love Will Kill You, What Are We Made Of, Another World, Space, Last Horizon...
FAV. QUEEN/BRIAN MAY VIDEO/S: Too Much Love Will Kill You and Last Horizon for Brian and Headlong, Breakthru, No-One But You (generally the more shots of Brian the better ;-) for Queen...
FAV. QUEEN/BRIAN MAY LYRIC/QUOTE: *ROTFL* no, I mean...are you serious?! This is 100% impossible...but if you really want an answer I'll pick Last Horizon: the whole song, every single word in it! ;-)
QUEEN/BRIAN MAY CONCERTS ATTENDED: now, this is what I call being really cruel!!!! ;-) Did you really have to remind me that I was 5 when Queen last played together and that I've never had the chance of seeing Mr. May with a guitar in his skilful hands...YET?! *sigh*
WHEN YOU THINK OF BRIAN WHAT'S THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND?
A word?! uh...no word actually...it's just this wonderful sensation that I feel deep inside each time....if I really had to pick a word....well, DIVINE will do...
IF YOU COULD MEET BRIAN WHAT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING YOU WOULD SAY TO HIM?
"He-he-he-hel-lo" ?! ;-)
IF YOU COULD HAVE BRIAN OVER FOR ONE DAY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR THAT DAY?
Unfair! What's wrong with having him over for the NIGHT?! ;-) Anyway...if I couldn't have the night I would probably like to spend the day in some nice and peaceful place talking about whatever he wants to, go for a swim at some stage (ok, ok...so what?!) and have him play something if he wishes to...
WHAT SONG WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO SEE BRIAN COVER?
"White Queen" but that wouldn't be a cover coz he wrote it! I mean that I'd love to see him perform it like he did with other songs he wrote with Queen (WWRY, TYMD etc..). If it had to be somebody else's song I would probably pick "Dreams" by Van Halen or "November Rain" by Guns 'n' Roses...
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE BRIAN COLLABORATE WITH IN THE FUTURE?
Good one! I can imagine Brian and the Old Lady playing in Zucchero's new version of Giuseppe Verdi's "Va' Pensiero" with Zucchero himself and Luciano Pavarotti on vocals, just imagine the Red Special's heavenly sound instead of all those violins....other than that: what about that Roger Taylor fellow?! ;-)
WHAT IS YOUR MUSICAL TALENT?
Hmmmm...I do know a few chords on the guitar and all the basics, but nobody has ever heard me play coz I'm too shy...I just play in my room when nobody is around and I'm not good at all!
WHAT OTHER MUSIC DO YOU REALLY LIKE?
Really?! I mean...that's a big word! Let's say that I don't mind Van Halen and further down Bruce Springsteen and Mott The Hoople...probably Zucchero, sometimes....and some of the classical stuff is not bad, but I don't know....
MAILING LISTS YOU ARE ON:
Brian Mayniacs Mailing List
Queen Mailing Service
Brian May & Queen Italian Mailing List
MESSAGE FOR THE FANS: "You are fans so I don't really need to tell you how wonderful Brian is or things like that....I can just wish you all have a good time listening to his work and get your chance to meet the Man at some stage....if you want to hear more from me just drop me a line (in which case I'll try to answer to you in a reasonable space of time....) and always remember: THE CURLIEST, THE BETTER!"
This one on the left is a picture of me in one of the happiest moments of my life! (I'm the short one, btw!!!!)
MESSAGE TO BRIAN: oh...let me see, I don't think Brian will ever make it down here even if he should start this page ;-), but just in case here it goes:
"Brian, you're really the best and I don't mean the best guitarist or the best songwriter, but simply THE BEST - ever! I feel I owe you so much coz although you may not know it you helped me during the most difficult moments of my young life and you always emphasised the better ones. You also showed me how wonderful a single human being can be and how much can achieve, so many times and in so many different ways. I just wish I had a chance to pay you back somehow...I LOVE YOU MAN!"