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Mamma Mia! The Movie

Being older than most of you bloggers out there, I can still remember my older brothers and sisters buying ABBA singles - vinyls with one song on each side. We had S.O.S.; Bang-a-boomerang; Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight), Waterloo – that’s the ones I can remember…

Anyway, how’s this for an embarrassing ABBA related memory… at a festival in Belgium, Bjorn Again were playing (a bootleg band that do covers of ABBA), so I went along to have a good time. I also fancied myself as a bit of a dancer, and hoped to impress some tasty young lady. I spotted some likely ones and positioned myself close to them and started getting into the swing of things. Unfortunately, the night before had seen some serious partying and after waking late I had skipped my shower that morning (OK it was a festival after all!) and, when I raised my arms to sway with the rollicking beats… awful BO wafted out and I saw the girls suddenly look and me and grimace to each other, holding their nose... yeewww…

After that, I invented the patented How-to-shower-with-one-bottle-of-water-behind-a-car technique 8-)

So, what am I looking forward to in seeing Mamma Mia! ?
1. Reliving some of those funky disco dance tunes
2. NOT stinking out unsuspecting bloggers with awful BO!

Hope to see all of you Nuffnang people there!

Oxygen from the past

Recently I chased up some old friends, and yesterday I got a call from an old friend who lives in Paris now. Since he was a teenager he had always been playing music, and now he’s in a band that’s being relatively successful in France – he’s just come back from playing at a festival this weekend, they even got a clip played on MTV France the other day!

Check them out on their MySpace or their official website (there's more music to listen to on their MySpace site) – their music is kind of slightly trippy 80’s style rock, and that throbbing bass is Stéphane :-)

He told me that he was going to take the plunge and quit his job to go full-time on the musique – so I wish him and the band… Bonne Merde! :-D