So one of my Canuck in-laws is actually Swedish… AAAND for the past year, I’ve been light-heartedly teasing him about Swedens lack of musical imports (though I was always kidding, it was fun, a fake rivalry of sorts, though, oddly, I tend to defend Canada’s music, not the states. I’m not a very good patriot). “ABBA, you Swedes always fall back to ABBA, that’s all ya got! HA!”
Now, I’m no ABBA freak, though I seem to know all the songs… I learned that this weekend when la familia headed out to the movies to watch Mamma Mia! (on Saturday, and Dark Knight today) and I felt myself singing along in my head as Meryl Streep sang, “Mamma Mia, here we go again, my my, how can I resist ya!” Good times. Yeah, the movie lacks certain key things, like a consistent plot, but the actors (Pierce Bronson singing ABBA is worth the money right there) are having so much fun, you kinda get caught up in it, bobbing your head and smiling like a doofus. My youngest also really enjoyed it (she’s actually singing ABBA right now while she works on building an outfit for her dog with TsuruBride).
Going back to my in-laws… My birthday rolled around in May and for a perfectly perfect present, they gave me their old ABBA record collection, 3 albums and a greatest hits (the Atlantic one). It seemed extraordinarily fitting to give the greatest hits a rip, but what ABBA listening session would be complete without listening to “Dancing Queen”? None, I say! So, I popped on Arrival and ripped that one too! How one can listen to ABBA without wanting to dance around your room like an idiot is beyond me…. So, let’s close out the weekend (another wonderful one, thanks baby, and thanks Canadian maw-maw and paw-paw for the wonderful birthday present!!) with some wonderful Swedish bubble gum with extra snap, crackle, and pop, shall we? As…
Side One1. S.O.S.
2. He Is Your Brother
3. Ring Ring
4. Another Town, Another Train
5. Honey, Honey
6. So Long
7. Mamma Mia
Bonus from Arrival (Vinyl)
Tons more vinyl (and non-vinyl) down in the Society!
But first, go show ABBA all your love here, here, and here now!