Sunday, October 30, 2016

My ABBA Collection so far

My ABBA collection has grown considerably since I last put up pictures, so I figured it was time I do yet another updated post.  :)

Take a look at that! :D  Not included are the The Album and Greatest Hits Vol.2 records.

Many thanks to my dear friend Eleonore for helping to expand my collection by giving me so many goodies, like the "Dancing Queen" poster on the right!  The poster on the left came from ABBA the Treasures.

My ABBA/ABBA related CD collection, ABBA Gold being my first. 

My large-ABBA book collection, including the first Story of ABBA for young readers and the new one.  (What do you think of the new cover?)

My copy of ABBA Intermezzo which features my book, and Bjorn's Pop Story and ABBA by Calvero.

And of course, my most prized possessions: ABBA's autographs!  I will never be able to thank Gorel Hanser for her incredible help in getting me Benny, Bjorn, and Frida's autographs!
 So that's my updated collection.  I hope you enjoyed it! :)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Happy 5th birthday, Bjorn Udollus!

 Happy birthday to my cute little Bjorn doll!  It's hard to believe it's been 5 years!  I still remember the day I first made him!  :D
Also a happy 3 year anniversary to when I got Fluffy Bjorny!  He arrived on the same day as Bjorn Uldollus' 2nd birthday. :)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Andante Andante" with Frida and Arturo Sandoval

Arturo Sandoval, a jazz trumpeter, is releasing a new album in February of next year featuring a duet with Frida!  :D  The song is "Andante Andante", one of my favorite ABBA songs!  I really look forward to hearing it! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

40 Years of Arrival

Happy 40th anniversary to Arrival, ABBA's 4th studio album! :D

Monday, October 10, 2016

Thank You - A Tribute to ABBA

I was listening to the song "Thank you" by Alcazar and was inspired to make this video. :)  I personally believe that Alcazar themselves wrote this song as a tribute to ABBA as I shall soon explain after the video:

In the song, Alcazar say:
"I'm paying my tribute for loving like I do
'cause knowing you was knowing me."

 "Knowing Me, Knowing You"...

Then there's the line
"Since I remember was always a happy new year
No one had ever been singing the music so bright and clear"

ABBA have the song "Happy New Year."  I know it's just a phrase that doesn't necessarily refer to ABBA's song, but I'm using it to support my reasoning. :)

"When dealing was done over doubts
They were gone and the winner waves so long"

Sounds very much like "The Winner Takes It All."

Even if I'm wrong about this song actually being a tribute to ABBA, it still makes a good song for a tribute video.  I hope you enjoy the video I made! :D