God Save the Queen(s of the Stone Age)

I, apparently unlike many people, am not interested in Princess Kate’s pregnancy. I wish her all the best, but I have more important cultural events on my mind, like how Fringe has only five episodes left. How can they possibly wrap it up? How will I live without their faces? HOW? I’ve never been fascinated with real, in-my-lifetime royalty of any kind, but I do enjoy many a royal thing.

Here are some of my favorite “royals”:

“Royals” in Books

SummerKnight

Summer Knight by Jim Butcher is the 4th book in the Dresden Files series, an urban fantasy series that is in its 14th book and has never let me down.

Queenpin

Queenpin by Megan Abbott. Abbott has written six very good books, the first four of which are noir. Queenpin, her third, won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original.

GirlWhoLovedTomGordon

I can’t not mention Stephen King. I’ve only read two of his books: The Green Mile and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and I enjoyed them both.

“Royals” in Films

PrincessBride

Buttercup, Princess of Florin in The Princess Bride. There’s a certain set of people who can quote “The Princess Bride”; those are my people.

Photo source: imdb.com

Photo source: imdb.com

Princess Caraboo. I know what you’re thinking, but I watched when I was a youngish and I remember it fondly. Plus, it’s based on an actual story and it has Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline in it.

Photo source: fanpop.com

Photo source: fanpop.com

Cate Blanchett‘s Elizabeth. This was Blanchett’s breakout role and while my Lord of the Rings knowledge is sparse, I’m pretty sure her character in those films, Galadriel, is a royal, too.

Photo source: http://kingarthur.wikia.com

Photo source: http://kingarthur.
wikia.com

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I was fairly old when I was introduced to this telling of King Arthur and his knights which is probably a good thing because who wants a seven-year-old running around saying, “watery tart”.

“Royals” in Music

Photo source: http://www.qotsa.com

Photo source: http://www.qotsa.com

Queens of the Stone Age. They will rock your face off with subtle lighting.

Photo source: http://www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com/

Photo source: http://www.sharonjones
andthedapkings.com/

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. They will also rock your face off, but in a different way.

Prince

Prince. I don’t think this needs any explanation.

-aisha, who thinks her “royals in music” list would be a great lineup for the new royal baby’s christening

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2 responses to “God Save the Queen(s of the Stone Age)

  1. Eric

    I am VERY pleased that the Dap Kings were included on the list here! I was lucky enough to see them twice this year and I was blown away both times. Great post!!!

  2. They are on an increasingly long list of bands I’d love to see live. Lucky you.
    -aisha

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