Not that long ago (ok it was long ago but my blog, my rules) when I was a little boy, I went on a long drive with my dad to go look at cattle he was thinking of buying. I was having guy time with my dad, very important to a little gay kid, just me and my dad, with no attention hogging older sister around to show me up. On our way back home as part of our big adventure we stopped into a restaurant for supper, where I probably got a hamburger and orange crush because when ever I ate out, that's what I wanted. While sitting there eating, an old fashion jukebox with the dome shape lights was playing music. If you are too young to know what a jukebox is, I hate you, go away never to return to this blog again. It's like a giant Walkman, if you don't know what a Walkman was, I hate you, go away never to......
The jukebox played music on its own or you could put a quarter into it for a song you wanted to hear. While sitting there everything went silent, then as if from a distance, this absolutely beautiful song began to softly form in the air, it was Fernando by ABBA, the first time I heard an ABBA song, I half expected to see angels appear. As a little kid, I was spellbound by the beauty. My dad said to me something along the lines of, "that's a pretty song". Somewhere deep inside of me, my baby gay DNA went, "ahhh, we have been stimulated, activate endorphins". A few nights later we were watching a variety show, and they were introducing a band that was trying to break into the North American market. I heard the beautiful song starting again, I sat down and was dumbstruck as four of the most beautiful, tall blonde Swedish people I had ever seen came out and started singing, (they were all blonde at this time), they not only sounded like angels to me, they looked like them as well. Again my baby gay DNA was awakened, "activate pop group imprinting for life long devotion"! Thus started my love of all things ABBA, yes it wasn't cool but I couldn't hide it. I think in my teen years, it was almost as bad to like ABBA as it was to be gay.
Imagine then when I heard that ABBA is about to release two more songs after 35 years. I try to be reasonable about it and wonder if they haven't gone senile. However that little boy from years ago is squealing with absolute delight in my head so I am not going to ruin it for him. I hope the songs are completely typical for ABBA, we could really use a good ABBA song lately. I hope it has that signature foot tapping, emotion building, pop filled chorus like all the old songs did. I hope it causes those happy, happy feelings! La la la.
Little Steven: "now can I"?
Older Steven: "alright go ahead".
Little Steven: "new ABBA songs, shrieeeek"!
Saturday, April 28, 2018
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Mama Mia!!!! Does Your Mother Know you like ABBA? I Have A Dream that one day this would happen...as I have been a Dancing Queen to many of there songs. Maybe they are coming back for the Money Money Money...but I say Gimmie, Gimmie Gimmie. But Knowing Me, Knowing You, we will both be excited!!! Till it's release, I'll try to be a Super Trooper and not send out any SOS's. I'll try to remain composed, after all, isn't that The Name of the Game?
In the meantime Fernando is going to Take A Chance on Me and wants to play with my Chiquita, but I'll give it to you instead..... So Lay All Your Love on Me and we'll enjoy some Voulez-Vous. In the end The Winner Takes it All.
yeah.....I'm just a small fan of ABBA!
I can't top Mistress Maddie's comment above, but I'm Super Trouper-ly thrilled to have two new ABBA songs on my playlist.
No one could ever top Maddie! Did I really say that?
I love ABBA too, I wish I could say I was a wee lad when I first heard them.
I have another association with ABBA. We lived in rural NC for most of George W. Bush's presidency. In 2004 Bob made a crypto political statement that wouldn't get our beat up pickup truck run off the road. He put a sign with ABBA in big letters in the truck's rear window. Anybody But Bush Again. We giggled whenever someone asked us if we were ABBA fans. Not that clever but it got us through some difficult times.
Well this settles it! I am definitely not a gay anything, no matter what that nut in England says about the effects of Lyrica! I guess I'll just pull out my old transistor radio and listen to Ed Ames, again.
It was fun commenting on your blog, but I guess I am banned now. I'm sorry you hate me.
Just kidding. I have seen ancient reruns of Happy Days on Youtube, so I know what a jukebox is. But what is an ABBA?
Maddie, I was going to respond in the same way but it's Sunday morning and my brain is on reduced energy mode. Plus that was impressive. I guess the ABBA sounds waves activated your gay DNA as well. Anyway it's funny how many people claim to not like ABBA and yet it took a long time to get tickets to see mamma mia and also a cover band that came to my city.
Walter, I hope they are happy pop songs, I hope they don't try to be deep in the song's lyrics.
Mike, (giggle) well Maddie always does say that he is a size queen so you better.... I will just stop there. Oh no Mike you brought shame to the good ABBA name lol.
Deedles, oh wow Ed Ames! Ed Ames! Who the heck is Ed Ames? I have to google him lol.
Mr Lurker, I am surprised you know what a jukebox is, I figured you would stick with the phonograph you got in high school. An ABBA is the greatest sound weapon ever released onto straight males by the gay population! :)
ABBA was a big part of my younger gay life.
Re. Ed Ames. I actually met him backstage. He was in a Broadway show with my cousin. Carnival, ca. 1962. He seemed like a nice man. He had two large peanuts dolls in his dressing room, he gave them to my baby sister. Charlie Brown And Lucy.
RJ, I think it may be a gay membership requirement, lol!
Mike, there's the problem, my parents weren't even married yet in 1962, I didn't come along until years later, before my time. I'm not teasing you about your age, I'm hoping Deedles reads this and feels age teased! :)
Sorry, Steven, but I have to talk to/at Mike for a minute. YOU MET ED AMES?!!! I was six in sixty-two, but a few years later I discovered him on Daniel Boone. Tall, gorgeous and a beautiful deep voice, pushed me right into puberty. My Cup Runneth Over is a particular favorite song for me. I still get goosebumps when I hear it. Okay, gushing done.
It's ok Deedles, all positive communication is awesome! :)
Deedles, I was 11 and already in love with the stage, those musty old theaters, singing and dancing. You had to have a big voice in order to reach the last row in the top balcony. Now it's all Disney, over amplification, dancing scenery. I don't enjoy it anymore. I'd give puberty another try, however, if I could skip high school.
I'm seriously going to have to google this guy.
I thought the announcement was an article from "The Onion" but I was glad to hear it is legitamate.
I remember my first ABBA: mother brought home the arrival album for she had danced to it in aerobics class. As she - and I - danced about to Money, money I knew at some level this was a magical moment of much gayness.
Dr Spo, what you were feeling was the ABBA sound waves activating your DNgAy! Hahaha.
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