Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Happy birthday Stig!

Today would have been ABBA's beloved manager Stikkan Anderson's 86th birthday.  Happy birthday Stig.  We miss you. :')

Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy 6th birthday, Agnetha Dollskog!

6 years it's been since I made my Agnetha doll.  It's hard to believe it's been this long!  :D 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ABBA Live in Eskilstuna Audio Rework UPDATE

I finally found the recording of Sitting in the Palmtree, found the complete versions of Hey Hey Helen and Honey Honey, and found the correct set list, which means my Live in Eskilstuna Audio Rework is now complete! :D  Here it is once again and I hope you enjoy the complete version!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

ABBA Live in Eskilstuna Audio Rework

The fan recordings of ABBA performing live in Eskilstuna, 1975 have always been among my favorites since it gives us a chance to hear what ABBA was like performing live before the 77 and 79 tours.  Of course there are the few live TV performances, but in my opinion these have a "richer" sound if you know what I mean.  (Especially the few flubs that they have when performing live.  I personally think those are beautiful, lol!)  The recordings we have access to, however, are a bit low in quality as they are amateur recordings, plus the speed and tempo are a bit off on several.  So I decided to challenge myself to fixing up the audio as best as I can and this is the end result.  I can't say it's perfect, but I think it sounds pretty good.  I hope you enjoy it and if anyone has access to the recording of "Sitting in the Palmtree," please let me know!  :D

Friday, January 13, 2017

Stikkan Anderson

So I came across a post where someone had some pretty nasty stuff about Stig Anderson, and I thought I'd speak up about that.  I figure I should mention that ABBA wouldn't be ABBA without their manager Stig being there.  Stig was a wonderful man who took great care managing all of ABBA's stuff and everything involved with the music business.  Sure there may have been some arguments since no one ever said the behind the scenes work was easy, but ABBA loved Stig.  Stig contributed so much to the band!  The song "Hasta Manana" wouldn't be the way it is if not for Stig's help.  So if you've got something against Stig, please remember who you're talking about and how important Stig was to ABBA's success.  Thank you very much for reading. :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

How to buy the Story of ABBA for Young Readers Black Cover Edition

I've noticed that Amazon has made it a little hard to view/purchase the black cover edition of my book The Story of ABBA for Young Readers, showing only the white cover edition in search results.  So I'm just gonna show you how to easily get to the black cover edition.
Step 1: Select the white cover edition. :)
Step 2: click the tab that says "See all 2 formats and editions."
Step 3: click the arrow next to "Paperback."
Step 4: Click the button that says  "Paperback, December 16th 2016."
And there you go.  :)

Monday, January 02, 2017

ABBA fans should be allowed to speak their minds

Random title there.  Anyway, I wanted to speak up about something that happened regarding tribute bands about a year ago.  Be warned, this is a bit of a rant.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy new year!  :D  I'd like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and truly amazing 2017!  Let's try to make this year better than the last!