Often one hears of a rock star doing something decades after they first came to prominence on arena stages. Like, they might sell a line of flavored vinegars, a very good product, but you think, "hmm. Didn't see that person doing that."
When Queen guitarist Brian May became an astrophysicist, we thought, "Yes, that feels exactly right." And then when he co-authored a book that features stereoscopic images of an English village in the 1800s we again thought, "Yes. The only thing more Brian-May-sian than that is the center bit of 'Killer Queen,' or astrophysics."
Mr. May and his co-author Elena Vidal will be at the Downtown Independent on Tuesday, July 27 signing "A Village Lost and Found." Amoeba Records is hosting. Admission is $20, and you can purchase the book there.
The book's authors will also give a "3D Presentation," says the Independent. Bet the photos will pre-date all the other 3Dness afoot these days.
Of course, we in no way mean to pigeonhole Mr. May and what we expected his post-Queen interests to be. But in a world where 9,999 out of 10,000 famous rockers don't go into astrophysics or authoring books about vintage English villages, the guitarist's route has been truly bohemian. We're rhapsodic.