Monday, June 30, 2014

Two more rare Agnetha pics :)

These pics were probably taken around mid-1972 judging by her hair and how pregnant she is.  :) 
   She has such a beautiful smile.  :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Contest: Pick my next animation!!! :D

  I've finally had enough confidence to do this.  :)

Say hello to my first ABBAFan456 equivalent of a contest!!! :D This one is about YOU being able to pick the song for my next next next animation. I mean next^3 for a reason because I want to do "Suzy-Hang-Around" and "What About Livingston" as soon as I can. Those are great songs, right? ;)

It has to be an ABBA song. Not the Beatles, not the Rolling Stones, not the Monkeys, not Fleetwood Mac or any other band. However, songs like "The Heat is On" and "I Know There's Something's Going On" or any song that the ABBA members' have done during their solo careers and previous bands is completely fine. If you list a song that I've made an animation out of, then I won't remake it unless it is one that I feel needs remaking. :P

This is my first video to be posted with COMMENTS!! That's because comments are needed so you can leave the song you want down in the comments below. :P

And just so you know, if the song is over 4 minutes long, then I *probably* won't end up picking it because songs like that (Ex. "The Visitors", "The Day Before You Came", etc) take FOREVER, and I mean FOREVER to make. Ever wondered why it took so long for Eagle v.2 to be made...?

Anyway, the "contest" ends on August 31st of 2014 (duh). Have fun! :D
-- ABBAFan456 :)

Bjorn the Organization Founder

Look, Bjorn has been upgraded from Musical Artist to Organization Founder in YouTube's tag system.  :P

Rock'n Roll Band & Intermezzo No.1

  Have you ever heard the beginning of "Rock'n Roll Band" and thought that it was "Intermezzo No.1"?  Well I have.  Several times.  At the moment, I'm listening to three different versions of the song, the B&B bonus edition released on the CD version of "Lycka", the regular version from "Ring Ring", and the live version where Frida sings.  And each and every time, I think that "Intermezzo No.1" is playing.  :P  Boy are the beginnings of those two songs similar.  :P

Thursday, June 26, 2014


:P  Just gotta love these. ;)  And these are only some of them. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I am upset

  Thanks to the ABBA4Ever forum, I found this awesome website with TONS of rare pictures - BUT THEY'RE ALL THUMBNAILS!!!!!!!  >.<  They're all so tiny, but they're all so rare!!!!  :(

A big thanks to...

  I would like to give a very big and giant thanks to this wonderful and awesome facebook page, ABBA - The Scrapbook run by Nils Kristian Fearon.  My reason for thanking this facebook page is because my work (animations, merchandise, videos in general, etc) have been praised several times there.  For example, "Amazing Videos - including many Lego Animations".  ^_^

  There is also this terrible forum out there which has said some very terrible and nasty things about my artwork and dolls which has hurt my feelings quite a bit.  But when I see all the lovely things that "ABBA the Scrapbook" has said about my stuff, I brings me so much joy to know that I'm not hated upon.  So thanks again, ABBA the Scrapbook and Nils Fearon, for all the joy your bringing.  :)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Meryl Streep.

  I'd like to wish Meryl Streep a very happy birthday.  I personally hate and can't stand her role in Mamma Mia! the movie and especially HATE her singing voice (Sorry, I'm a negative person when it comes to Mamma Mia!), so that's not why I'm wishing her a happy birthday.  I'm wishing her a happy birthday because of her excellent role in "A Series of Unfortunate Events".  So happy birthday!!!  :D

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Young and sweet, only seventeen...

38 years ago, ABBA performed "Dancing Queen" on the night before the King and Queen's wedding.  :)  Yay!!!  These costumes are now on my "To do" list of costumes to make.  ;)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Agnetha's music

  Something I just noticed is that almost all of the songs that Agnetha has wrote are about sadness and divorce and breaking up.  Even her early songs.  But why?  "Jag var sa kar" I understand, but why everything else?  Hearing those songs kind of make me want to cry.  And then most of her later music are about the above, even those that she didn't write.  Poor Agnetha!  :'(  Oh yeah, her voice really got deeper over the years.  I was just listening to "Maybe it was Magic" and now I'm listening to "Doktorn".  Quite a change in pitch.  Or maybe she's putting on the high voice...  Stop speculating, ABBAFan456! :P


Apologies, just had to put this in.
I'm so excited for the live CD coming out!!!!!  Just seeing this picture has made me even more excited than before!!  But that's not all that's making me excited.  I might be getting this.  ;)


Mine are cuter.  I'm self-centered.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Bjorn Identity

  Even though I happen to terribly dislike tribute bands - mainly because they always have to focus on the As' behinds and they always get the costumes wrong and all of them say that they are the best ever which they are not - I happen to really enjoy this one, The Bjorn Identity.  They're a cute little bunch, they look okay (their wigs could be a better), but they got the kimonos terribly wrong (Agnetha and Frida wear pants with their kimonos, and they the kimonos are not the cat dresses).  But besides that last bit, they're pretty good.  When the two girls, Karen Rush and Diana Nesbitt actually sound like Agnetha and Frida when their voices are combined.  Especially when they do "Dancing Queen".  ;)  Ms. Rush definately doesn't have as high a voice as Agnetha does, but it's close.  Not so close, but close.  I've also noticed a few similar facial features between the ABBA members and the Bjorn Identity members.  I have to admit that Ms. Nesbitt does a good job at playing Frida in both looks and sound.  And so does Ms. Rush.  So do the guys... just not as much.  Sorry about that.
And the part that I find super cute is the fact that their Bjorn and Agnetha are actually married in real life.  ^_^ 

  So if I were to choose a favorite tribute band, The Bjorn Identity will have to be my favorite.  :)

Friday, June 13, 2014

An old picture

  I've decided to repost this picture again.  I took it back in April, 2012.  I've got to do these more often... :)
They were so clean back then!  :'(

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Confusing costumes.

  I have a huge collection of pictures that people have taken of ABBA the Museum and this one has got me thinking quite a bit.

  First off, why does Agnetha's purple outfit have only one strap?  I thought it had two.  (I'll get to that later).  Second, who's outfit is this white one?  If it's Bjorn's, why does he have this one as well?
  I thought that he wore a jacket with this white jumpsuit as well, but apparently I'm wrong.  He has two outfits that he wears with the white set of costumes.  This one and
this one.  It looks just like the one in the museum.  But then I
saw this picture and that their are purple stripes which got me thinking that he must be wearing a jacket with the jumpsuit from earlier.  But the pants are way too loose to be the jumpsuit.  So, I've concluded that one side of the white outfit in the museum had purple stripes on it.  I wouldn't have to do all this thinking and concluding if I were just able to go to the museum myself!!!!  >.<

  And now for Agnetha's jumpsuit-thingy-thing.  Why does it have only one strap when on all the pictures and videos I've seen she has two???

  I originally thought that maybe it had ripped over the years, but I'm wrong about that, too, because of this picture I saw.

  So now I have concluded that maybe that part is removable and Agnetha took it off because of the hot stage lights and then she lost the part.  o.O  That sounds really dumb, but whatever.  Boy is this getting me confused!!!

  I've also seen that a lot of people are getting confused as to what year this costume is from.
  I know, though.  :)  It's Benny's outfit from this batch of costumes that they wore for a bit in 1979.  I'm smart.  :P

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ABBA live at the Wembly Arena

  A new live album will be released in September!  EXCITED!!!!  :D  And the super cool thing is that I'm Still Alive will be officially released for the first time!  :D

And for the tracklisting...

1. Gammal fäbodpsalm
2. Voulez-Vous
3. If It Wasn’t For The Nights
4. As Good As New
5. Knowing Me, Knowing You
6. Rock Me
7. Chiquitita
8. Money, Money, Money
9. I Have A Dream
10. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
11. SOS
12. Fernando
13. The Name Of The Game
14. Eagle
15. Thank You For The Music
16. Why Did It Have To Be Me
17. Intermezzo No 1
18. I’m Still Alive
19. Summer Night City
20. Take A Chance On Me
21. Does Your Mother Know
22. Hole In Your Soul
23. The Way Old Friends Do
24. Dancing Queen
25. Waterloo

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My new picture frame ;)

  I just put this up yesterday.  And no, these aren't the original pictures - they're scanned and retouched versions.  
Look at the top right - Bitstrips Agnetha!  :P

Monday, June 09, 2014

The heat is on

  Ugh, what I would do for some ice cream!  I am melting - I feel like the Wicked Witch of the West, however I want a bucket of water to be tossed on me.  :P  It's only the beginning of summer and it is so HOT!!!!!  >.<  How much hotter will it get in July and August???

I was happy and proud, to be with the boys...

It's done, what fun!  I just finished and uploaded "Me and Bobby and Bobby's Brother".  :)

Next up is "Suzy Hang Around", plus I need to do my "Drawing the Definite Collection" vids.