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I'm not at all sure what just happened but I seem to have watched several ABBA videos on YouTube. I'd forgotten how much I like them.

How could I ever refuse? I feel like I win when I lose.





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spot;1475339 wrote: I'm not at all sure what just happened but I seem to have watched several ABBA videos on YouTube. I'd forgotten how much I like them.

How could I ever refuse? I feel like I win when I lose.





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Must be funny in a rich man's world. ABBA started a new era, but if weren't for the quality of recording and instrumentation they might have been laughed out of existance before they got started.
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I think it hinges on the part of your quote that says "Watched"

If it were only Benny and Bjorn I am sure you would have listened only.
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Bruv;1475357 wrote: I think it hinges on the part of your quote that says "Watched"

If it were only Benny and Bjorn I am sure you would have listened only.


Well that's it. I've got Alzheimers alright. I only just now understood the implications of the OP's intro. Spot said that he "seems to have watched several ABBA videos". And the final clue to the puzzle comes from you, Bruv ....... "watched".

Who else has access to your computer, Spot?
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I've never been a fan of Abba.
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WEre they the 'Take a chance on Me' folks .... I'll have to go look now.. :)
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Ahso!;1475359 wrote: I've never been a fan of Abba.


You have to remember that ABBA came at a time when Demis Rousous and Julio Igensias were also popular. They were OK .... but that Baccara! Uhhhhhg! They were even worse than Amanda Lear and Nina Hagen! Worst was Baccara's ABBA imitation tune "The Devil Sent You To Lorado", obvioulsy a rip off of ABBA's "Fernando".
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The "seem" comes from not having noticed the time pass as I was watching. And, of course, listening, but it was the outfits that caught my attention visually. I used to dress like that.

There are a number of Scandinavian groups I admire. High on the list is Aqua. I even have a couple of their CDs here somewhere.
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spot;1475364 wrote: The "seem" comes from not having noticed the time pass as I was watching. And, of course, listening, but it was the outfits that caught my attention visually. I used to dress like that.

There are a number of Scandinavian groups I admire. High on the list is Aqua. I even have a couple of their CDs here somewhere.Like a pimp?
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Link a video to look at.
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spot;1475364 wrote: The "seem" comes from not having noticed the time pass as I was watching ...............


A-ha. I thought now that YouTube shows "watched" (on the videos you've already seen) that someone else was using your computer and watching ABBA and that "seemingly" was your way of saying so. :wah:
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Ahso!;1475366 wrote: Link a video to look at.
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A good way to break an Abba addiction.

Watch the movie, "Mamma Mia" with Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.

It cured me.
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It infected me. I special ordered "ABBA The Movie." Actually, that is a WAY better show.
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Which one did Spot dress like, the blond or the brunette? I doubt he looked as good in those outfits. But then again, I prefer women to men. Not that there's anything wrong with either attraction, that is.
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Ahso!;1475366 wrote: Link a video to look at.


This is the youtube trace from my browser history last night. Perhaps I strayed off topic at some stage. I have no idea where my mind was headed but, for an ancient folk rocker, it's an odd selection.

Steve Harley - Make Me Smile

Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us

Suzi Quatro - Can The Can

Middle of the Road - Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime

Albert Hammond - The Free Electric Band

Sailor - Girls Girls Girls

Gary Shearston - I Get A Kick Out Of You

Hurricane Smith - Oh babe what would you say

Wizzard - See My Baby Jive

I can see I was revisiting a bit of my past but I can't recall much of what happened that far back. It looks like 1972-4.

As for how I dressed back then, it involved a lot more colour than what I put on these days.
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I could listen to these singing all day................

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I commend your selection........some are classics of their time.....a couple are all time classics
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Bruv;1475379 wrote: I commend your selection........some are classics of their time.....a couple are all time classics


You try telling that to kids today, they haven't a clue.
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So who did you dress like? Sailor or Wizzard? Or was it the Jane Fonda look-a-like?
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Bruv;1475378 wrote: I could listen to these singing all day................

bad outfits for two pretty women. No wonder Spot wandered away.
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spot;1475380 wrote: You try telling that to kids today, they haven't a clue.A lot of today's music is quite good
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Ahso!;1475381 wrote: So who did you dress like? Sailor or Wizzard? Or was it the Jane Fonda look-a-like?


Georg Kajanus, the singer in Sailor, is one of my all-time wow what a guy blokes. As far as I'm concerned he rarely put a foot wrong musically and Sailor's nickelodeon sound was as magical as their lyrics. I suspect I was far more a Roy Wood lookalike back then. I'll vote for reincarnation as Suzy Quatro next time round.
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Us Wood folk do tend to be good-looking people. ;)
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Here's one:

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Here we go...................another selection for your delectation.

Fat Larry

Hot Chocolate

Sad Sweet Dreamer

Eddie Holman

Andy Kim

George McCrae

Bit more of a soul boy ?
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Good God....

The lion sleeps tonight

It will take a while to wash that out of my head. Who on earth was Tight Fit, and why!
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Want to see what's happened to funk? My daughter sent me this yesterday.

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spot;1475380 wrote: You try telling that to kids today, they haven't a clue.


:wah: :yh_rotfl :wah:
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Bruv;1475390 wrote: Bit more of a soul boy ?Evidently so, yes. You missed an Isaac Hayes track. Any from Hot Buttered Soul would fit perfectly.
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spot;1475393 wrote: Good God....

The lion sleeps tonight

It will take a while to wash that out of my head. Who on earth was Tight Fit, and why!


And strangely enough they are still going.........................HERE
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Bruv;1475390 wrote: Here we go...................another selection for your delectation.

Fat Larry

Hot Chocolate

Sad Sweet Dreamer

Eddie Holman

Andy Kim

George McCrae

Bit more of a soul boy ?


You forgot one my favourites of the time ...... drum roll please .....

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But all the others actually sang on their records.
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Bruv;1475400 wrote: But all the others actually sang on their records.
Say what you will about Bobby Farrell, he had some amazing dance moves. Here's a stage performance - if I could move like that I'd not mind whether I could sing too.

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spot;1475405 wrote: Say what you will about Bobby Farrell, he had some amazing dance moves. Here's a stage performance - if I could move like that I'd not mind whether I could sing too.

a funny dude. I am literally laughing my ass off.
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spot;1475405 wrote: Say what you will about Bobby Farrell, he had some amazing dance moves. Here's a stage performance - if I could move like that I'd not mind whether I could sing too.




That was an embarrassingly long 30 second introduction...............then it went down hill very quickly

You wanted 'Moves' ? ...............here you are
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spot;1475393 wrote: ..... The lion sleeps tonight ....


If we're going in that direction then here are two of my childhood favourites:



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Thankfully your horizons widened
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Bruv;1475408 wrote: You wanted 'Moves' ? ...............here you are


My word. Golly. Those outfits belong in the V&A collection at least. I'm reminded of Max Bialystock's timeless advice in these situations - "That's it, baby! When you've got it, flaunt it, flaunt it!".
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The best movers ever:

I can do that. Practice, that's all it takes.
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Somebody will have to ask me to desist......I'm on a roll.

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That's wonderful - I'd played that Flying Pickets track not an hour earlier.

I do hope that Roger Whittaker one doesn't include the word Streets in the title.





eta: Or Durham, now I think a bit.
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I don't think I've seen Roger Whittaker without his guitar before. Or looking that young. The James Blunt of his day.
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spot;1475425 wrote: That's wonderful - I'd played that Flying Pickets track not an hour earlier.

I do hope that Roger Whittaker one doesn't include the word Streets in the title.





eta: Or Durham, now I think a bit.


Street ?

Here you are HERE One of the most over rated records of all time.......nice but over rated in my opinion.
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How they can sing it at primary school assemblies baffles me.
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Gotta change it up a bit.



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Where have you put Abba ???




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Sorry about just putting the link for the YouTube track but I've forgotten how to take stuff off YouTube on Forum Garden !
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Ahso!;1475394 wrote: Want to see what's happened to funk? My daughter sent me this yesterday.




That was great. Thanks Ahso.
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LarsMac;1475450 wrote: Gotta change it up a bit.






BETTER STILL:

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G#Gill;1475452 wrote: Where have you put Abba ???




:-6 :)



Sorry about just putting the link for the YouTube track but I've forgotten how to take stuff off YouTube on Forum Garden !


Copy the link as you've done. Click the "film strip" thing, paste the link in it and give it the OK. But before you actually send it remove the "s" from https >>> "http". That's all there is to it.
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