Monday, March 17, 2008

So when you're near me

darlin' can you hear me S.O.S?
The love you gave me nothing else can save me, S.O.S.
When you're gone, how can I even try to go on?
When you're gone, though I try, how can I carry on?

Just be thankful I haven't figured out how to add sound files to the blog. Yet.

It's a sad day for ABBA lovers around the world. We're making Swedish pancakes and drinking vodka and mourning the loss of one of our own. Ola Brunkert, drummer and one of only two musicians who played on every ABBA album, passed away today in his garden. And while his death was a tad bit Spinal Tap-esque, it's a great tragedy nonetheless.

Ola, girls who used to practice their best roller skating moves in bell bottoms to ABBA in their parents' driveway thank you for the music.

I can't decide which piece of news is more traumatic: Ola's death or the fact that ABBA is John McCain's favorite band. Mamma Mia.


Tapperass said...

Very sad day indeed. I think McCain is saying that he likes ABBA so he can get a slice of the Gay and Lesbian vote.


Anonymous said...

I thought McCains favorite was the band that did
bomb,bomb Iran.

Anonymous said...

That would be the Beach Boys and they are more his generation. ABBA's music did appeal to a broad population. My mother loves it and my grandkids like the ABBA kids redos. Do You Hear the Drums Fernando is so poignant that I get a little teary. Don't tell anyone. LOL

Anonymous said...

Have you gone to see Mama Mia? I didn't want to love it, but I did.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen that yet, but if a reluctant ABBA fan loved it, it must be good.

Kristabel said...

Keri and I went to see Mamma Mia in New York a few years ago. It was fabulous!

Kristabel said...

Oh, and anon.'re in the right place. We all get teared up at Fernando. Sniff.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to put my name in up there. The crybaby is me. LOL

Anonymous said...

Turn your sound up and click on the blue line.

You're welcome!

Anonymous said...

fernando, For you crybabies.

Keri said...

Good thing that tax refund came in the mail today. Now I can buy a plane ticket to Sweden for the funeral. I'm sure Burt won't mind.

Should I go ahead and get two Kristabel???


Anonymous said...

You are so SWEET, Sweet. Thanks!XOX

Anonymous said...

I just ordered ABBA's gold album. It has all those great songs on it! I'm a fan- I forgot how much I like ABBA. Do they still play or have they long hung up their microphones?


Kristabel said...

I'm pretty sure they've hung them up, but sometimes Bjorn Again plays in the bay area.

Road trip?