The movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, is still fresh on my mind when I watched it last year of November with my family. It was an entertaining biographical film as expected from the music legend, Freddie Mercury, Queen’s front man, who had a rare gift with his high pitch powerful voice. But I guess one of the most interesting aspects of the man was the way he performed on stage. Obviously, he loved what he did as shown with the way he passionately sang, moved and danced before the audience. Even if you watch his live performances recorded on tape, the film was true enough to portray Freddie as a genuine entertainer. I say genuine entertainer because he wasn’t faking his moves. He enjoyed what what he did and the more he expressed his joy when the audience responded positively as can be seen in his amazing performance in the finale during the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, London.
I can’t help but remember the suicide note of Kurt Cobain, Nirvana’s front man. He wrote, “For example when we’re back stage and the lights go out and the manic roar of the crowds begins., it doesn’t affect me the way in which it did for Freddie Mercury, who seemed to love, relish in the love and adoration from the crowd which is something I totally admire and envy. The fact is, I can’t fool you, any one of you. It simply isn’t fair to you or me. The worst crime I can think of would be to rip people off by faking it and pretending as if I’m having 100% fun.”
What I’m saying is you must love what you do. I guess, must, is not the proper word because when you love what you do, you don’t feel obligated. You just do it for your pleasure and self-fulfillment.
I love writing, that’s why I write daily because it gives me inner joy. If I stop writing, it feels like a part of me is taken away while draining my energy to live.