Over the weekend, I ended up in the parking lot at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton. I wasn't there to ski. Yes. It normally comes as quite a shock to people that I don't "point 'em downhill" this time of year.

After all when you're a lifelong Mainer, you must be a skier...right? Nosuh. Not this guy. Never been my thing.

However, my son Carter is a snowboarder and his fiance Chelsea is a skier. They were the reason I was in the Shawnee parking lot.

You see, the keys were locked in the their car and they don't have AAA. So my wife Sherry and I took a little unplanned afternoon drive to come to their rescue.

Once we found a spot to park, Sherry headed to the base lodge to connect with them and deliver the second set of keys. I stayed in the car and kept it warm and running.

Well, might as well scroll through the ol' Facebook newsfeed to kill a little time while she's gone to meet up with Carter and Chelsea. Every once in a while, I find a video that's really cool and truly worth watching. This is one of those once in a whiles.

The video was put together by an immensely talented Maine artist named Sean Slaughter. He is the lead singer in The Masterstroke Queen Experience. Before Covid, they wowed Maine audiences with fantastic celebrations of the music and live experience of Queen.

Now Sean Slaughter and the Masterstroke band have teamed with friends remotely for a brilliant and super fun Maine-made video of Bohemian Rhapsody. You'll even see BLM's Captain Ivy and his family during the Wayne's World type head-banging scene. There's also a superstar cameo appearance by Brian May adding his legendary guitar playing. Wowza!

This was all done to raise awareness for the Composition Studio at Creative Trails in Portland "supporting adult musicians with intellectual uniqueness."


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