Sunday, November 27, 2016

"Summer Night City" Art Print

I've released another illustration from my book, the Story of ABBA for Young Readers, on my RedBubble shop.  This photo is of ABBA in 1978 performing the song "Summer Night City" on a Japanese TV show.

Monday, November 21, 2016

"TopPop" Art Print

In preparation for The Story of ABBA, I've put up another illustration for sale on my RedBubble shop.  This picture didn't make it into the book, but it's such a good picture.  I even put up a colorizing video for this one.

The original image is of ABBA performing on the TV show TopPop in 1974.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Agnetha sang "The Winner Takes It All" at ABBA the Museum 3 years ago

So a few days ago ABBA the Museum wrote on Instagram:
"A few weeks after opening the museum we had a very special visit from someone who sang "The winner takes it all" in this songbooth, guess who?😊🎶"
Many people guessed it was Agnetha, some guessed it was Katy Perry, others guessed Mick Jagger, and a day after, the museum replied in a comment:
"The answer is Agnetha!!😀🙌👏 Agnetha was here together with Lollo Murray and Ingmarie Halling. They had dinner in our nice restaurant Pop House Food&Bar and then walked through the museum and stopped at the songbooth to sing "The winner takes it all." To quote Ingmarie: "It was an epic moment" 🙏👏❤"
and I'm just soooo happy about it! :D  The fact that Agnetha sang that song again makes me extremely happy!  Unfortunately, there isn't any video (I know because I asked and the museum replied to me. *blushes*), but just knowing that this happened is enough for me! :D

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Story of ABBA RedBubble Shop!

In preparation for the Story of ABBA for Young Readers, coming out in one month, I've opened up a shop on RedBubble to sell artwork that didn't make it into the final product.  I'll be putting out more as it gets closer to the release date.  This picture which I currently have up for sale is of ABBA in 1977.  The original image was used for the "Take A Chance On Me/I'm A Marionette" single.

Happy 71st birthday, Frida!

Wishing the happiest of birthdays to our dear Princess Frida, and many many more to come!  I hope she has a fantastic day! <3  Thank you for the music, Frida!

Sunday, November 06, 2016

The Sun's Shining in the Middle of the Night

This has got to be by far one of my favorite Tomas Ledin songs!  Agnetha and Frida's voices in the background are gorgeous!

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

ABBA's Return in Digital - My thoughts

I'm sure you've all heard the news about ABBA's Digital return!  In case you hadn't, you can read about it here.  And no, ABBA are NOT reuniting.  (A lot of people seem to be confused about that.)

At first when I first heard the news, it didn't sound to exciting to me.  But now that I've given it some thought, it sounds like such an amazing idea, plus it gives fans of this generation (like me) a chance to be able to see ABBA in concert again!

I'm still a bit confused as to how this is going to work, whether ABBA are going to take old live recordings or record new audio completely!  It's most likely the first one, since I don't think ABBA are gonna be recording anything new.  I heard some rumors that ABBA will be releasing a 1977 live album next year, so I'm thinking that maybe they're using the 1977 audio for this project! :D  That would be really cool!

I'm also quite surprised to see that a lot of fans aren't too happy about Digital ABBA.  They say that it's going to be dumb, but they don't have an basis to be saying that.  None of us even know what it's going to be like!  I say we give it a chance, and I'm sure that it's going to be amazing!  I'm really looking forward to seeing what ABBA have for us in the coming year!