Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I'm still alive - I keep them on the floor beside my bed

Am I the only one who finds a similarity between Agnetha's two songs, "I'm Still Alive" and "I Keep Them on The Floor Beside My Bed"?  They both have very similar intros by Agnetha on the piano, and I dunno, they just seem... similar.  Lol.  :P

Monday, June 29, 2015

Agnetha :)

Just a picture I put together with some illustrations I did for my book, the Story of ABBA. :)

My collection has enlarged!

  Guess who got ABBA the Scrapbook!  Me!!! :D  This book has got to be one of my favorites (I used to get it from the library, but we don't go to that library anymore...), and now I get to own it!!  I'm so happy!!  ^^
The book has a few bends and creases in it, but that's because I got it used. :P

And also, the side of the book is a little broken...

But what I was mainly excited for was the content inside with nice HQ pictures, interesting text, and some rare stuff, too!

Friday, June 26, 2015

New favorite Frida songs

"Jag Är Mej Själv Nu" and "Min Egen Stad".  I've been listening to them over and over again while rewriting the section about Frida in my book. :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

2 down, 35 to go

I rewrote 2/37 pages of my book today.  :P

Another reason as to why I want to rewrite my book

Just now, I was reading through my book, "The Story of ABBA For Young Readers" and realized that there, right on the 6th page staring right at me, was a spelling error. 
"Their band name, ABBA, was an acronym of the member's names."
It should be members' because it is an acronym of four members' names, not just one member's name.... 

Okay, it's a tiny error, but it looks terrible.  I took a course in English grammar and it has turned me a little bit into a grammar critic.  Yeah, I'm not too cautious when writing on my blog, because it is just a blog where I can ramble all I want, but in a book that is now published for everyone to buy!!  Ugh. 

I shouldn't blame myself - I was young then.  I didn't know that much about writing like I do now.  :\

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Gracias Por La Music vs. Thank You For The Music

Today I was listening to the Spanish recordings of Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Hasta Manana, Move On, and all those, and I realized that something sounded a little off.  Not just because the songs are in Spanish and I'm more used to the English one. 

In the normal ABBA songs, Bjorn and/or Benny are singing in the background, too.  In the Spanish versions, you can just tell that something sounds different, even though in the English versions, B&B's vocals aren't too prominent. Without Bjorn and Benny, you don't get the true ABBA sound.

You get what I mean?  :P

Monday, June 22, 2015

Man Vill ju Leva Lite Dessemellan

I haven't listened to this song with good headphones before (I lost mine a few weeks ago and finally found them behind the couch) and I LOVE IT!!!  :DDD

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy birthday, Gorel!!

Happy birthday to the wonderful Gorel Hanser!!  She's such a sweet and kind lady and she has treated me nicely the few times I've written to her about my book, and my drawings.  ^.^

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Frida's 1979 costume

2 down, 2 to go, plus a few accesories.  :)

Perfectionist, perfectionist, ooh lala perfectionist

  Today, while working on new illustrations for my book, I realized that my entire book, not just the illustrations, but the text too, is just sooooo cheesy.  It's childish!  I mean, yeah, the book is for children, but I never intended for it to be written like a 5-year-old wrote it  - no offense to 5-year-olds.  Okay, this was my first (and only, atm) published work, so it's silly.  Now, I'm determined to entirely redo my book so that it doesn't seem like it's written by a 5-year-old...  :P

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wembley Concert Recreation: TYFTM

Due to copyright issues, I can't upload "Thank You For The Music" on YouTube, but I should be able to post it here, right? :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Progress Shots

Follow me on Instagram to follow up with my progress on "The Story of ABBA - for young readers" v.2!! :D

Monday, June 08, 2015

I have a dream...

I had a dream today where I got to see the Bjorn Identity tribute band perform live on stage and when the concert was over, they took me backstage and showed me around!!  ^.^  I love dreams like that! :D

Friday, June 05, 2015

49 years ago...

Björn and Benny met for the first time ever.  Wow, they've been friends for 49 years.  :D 

Thursday, June 04, 2015

ABBA Live at Wembley Concert Recreation

When listening to the ABBA Live at Wembley album, I find that you can't get the full concert experience without seeing ABBA perform live on stage in front of you.  This is my try at recreating the entire November 10th concert with whatever footage I can find, be it "ABBA in Concert", "ABBA in Japan", even fan footage from way back when.  :P

Unfortunately, Windows Movie Maker has been so glitchy that it turns everything dark and pixely.  :P  So far I have only 4 videos, but it totals up to around 1 hour of concert.  :)