Saturday, August 15, 2009

Man Arrested For Loving His Car, Literally - Albuquerque, New Mexico - Danny Brawner, a 46-year-old New Mexico man has been indicted on sex charges after he was caught "humping" his car in a grocery store parking lot.

According to Albuquerque police, witnesses saw Brawner "humping" his car's trunk while swinging his arms in the air and shouting in the parking lot of a Smith's Food And Drug store in Albuquerque.

Investigators say witnesses out in the parking lot were alarmed to find Brawner engaged in a simulated sex act with his car while his pants were down around his ankles with his genitals exposed. An off-duty police officer and two children in the parking lot also witnessed the alleged sex act.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Brawner passed out next to his car. When officers awoke him, he appeared to be intoxicated, according to a police arrest report.

Brawner's criminal history includes a sex offense, armed robbery and various drug and alcohol related offenses, according to state records. He was booked into jail on two counts of aggravated indecent exposure and one count of indecent exposure.

Queen - I'm In Love With My Car

"I'm in Love with My Car" from 'A Night at the Opera'(by Queen) is amongst Roger Taylor's most famous songs in the Queen catalogue. The song was initially taken as a joke by Brian May, who thought that Taylor was not serious when he heard a demo recording.

Taylor played the guitars in the original demo, but they were later re-recorded by May on his Red Special. The lead vocals and the majority of the harmonies were sung by Roger Taylor, with assistance from Freddie Mercury and Brian May in the harmonies of the second chorus. The revving sounds at the conclusion of the song were recorded by Taylor's then current car, an Alfa Romeo. The lyrics were inspired by one of the band's roadies, Johnathan Harris, whose Triumph TR4 was evidently the "love of his life". The song is dedicated to him, the album says: "Dedicated to Johnathan Harris, boy racer to the end".

When it came down to releasing the album's first single, Taylor was so fond of his song that he urged Mercury (author of the first single, "Bohemian Rhapsody") to allow it to be the B-side and reportedly locked himself in a cupboard until Mercury agreed. This decision would later become the cause of much internal friction in the band, in that while it was only the B-side, it generated an equal amount of publishing royalties for Taylor as the main single did for Mercury.

The song was often played live during the '77-'81 period, again for the Queen + Paul Rodgers tour in 2005 and the Rock the Cosmos Tour in 2008. Taylor sang it from the drums while Mercury played piano and provided backing vocals. Roger would recover the song for his concerts with The Cross and solo tours, where instead of drums he played rhythm guitar.

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