Friday Music Blogging: Jazz Edition

Todd emails from Los Angeles, scene of many a celebrity hijink. Yes, that is the seldom-seen singular form I just made up.

It must bore him JUST being a creative genius and a gazillionaire. “Hmmmmmmmmm, what should I do today? I know, I’ll count my money and then I’ll get my doctorate in something.”

The he to which we refer is Brian May, late of Queen and current defender of a legitimate thesis. Dig:

Guitarist and songwriter Brian May is completing his doctorate in astrophysics, more than 30 years after he dropped it to form the rock group Queen.

May was due to finish carrying out astronomical observations at an observatory on the island of La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Islands, today, the observatory said.

May said he planned to submit his thesis, Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, to supervisors at Imperial College London within the next two weeks.


May, 60, told the BBC that he had always wanted to complete his degree.

“It was unfinished business,” May said. “I didn’t want an honorary PhD I wanted the real thing that I worked for.”

Then he’ll get back to counting his money and becoming Dalai Lama.

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