Welcome to this weeks Musings!
This weekend is the Telford International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) show. I can’t speak with any authority on the event as it will be my first visit. I’m told it’s a huge event and that I should take a lot of money with me! I’m not sure how tempted I will be, plastic kits aren’t generally my thing, but I’m attending with an open mind and will provide an update in next weeks Musings.
Getting ready for the event as well as being away for four days has resulted in not being able to model as much as I would like since last week. Hopefully I will be able to complete a figure for my Saturday post but my planned update on my “Operation Overlord” diorama will have to wait for at least another week as I simply haven’t done enough on the third building.
Pessimist, Realist or Optimist?
Pending who you speak to some people would describe me as a Pessimist. Of course there are times when this would be accurate. In reality there are times when I would argue that the glass isn’t so much half empty but actually it has fuck all in it. Fortunately such dark days are in the minority.
Now personally I would argue I am a Realist who on occasions is extremely optimistic. In an attempt to prove this let’s consider Telford this coming weekend.
If I put my Pessimist hat on then I would envisage an event which is not as good as I have been led to believe and with very few people in attendance. I don’t see that happening. I’m not a Pessimist.
Wearing my Realistic hat I foresee a huge event, well attended by an audience made up almost entirely of old men and dads and their sons. Would anybody bet against this being the case? Probably not. I am a Realist.
Now if I put my Optimistic hat on top of my Realist hat, which I’m inclined to do every once in a while, then I anticipate the following …
I’ll let you know what transpires.
This week TIM has been watching …
Yes, I’ve been off to the cinema once again, this time to see Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek who is simply stunning in his performance of Freddie Mercury. If you like Queen I can’t imagine you not loving this film, it is simply superb and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it isn’t the biggest box office film of the year in the UK, it certainly deserves to be.
This week TIM has been listening to …
Given how much I enjoyed the film it was almost impossible not to come home and get my Queen CDs out. I love this group so picking a couple of tracks for this post was quite a challenge. In the end I settled for posting the link to their iconic performance at the Live Aid concert. If you watch this and get to see the film the comparison (all be it with a couple of track omissions in the film) is stunning.
Live performances don’t get better than this!
Until next time.