Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Take A Chance On Me

Okay, so here's the thing: I'm definitely not an ABBA fan. I mean, I'll dance to "Dancing Queen" if it comes on at a party, but I won't have much self-respect for several hours. And don't get me started on Mamma Mia, which I will not be seeing even if I like crappy movie musicals and Meryl Streep.

With that in mind, I'd like to admit that I am losing my shit over this song and video:


First of all, this song is The Shit. It has CHANTING and, even though it's only four minutes long, it seems to go on forever, which is indeed a good thing. And the video? Fantastic. I love how you'll see old music videos from the '70s and '80s and think, "Man, this is so DIY," when it probably took a crew of forty Swedes to put this together. Doesn't it look like the Bjorns (I know one of those dudes is named Bjorn, but I can't remember which) filmed the ladies themselves? I bet it took a whole week to clean the Vaseline off the lens.

You may be asking why I found this song in the first place. Well, like "Honky Cat," I've gotten into this ABBA classic because of a Julie Klausner performance at The Loser's Lounge, as seen below:


In all seriousness, I listened to this song three times on the way to work. It's like the perfect Spring hit, if Spring was really a 34-degree morning in Chicago. (It's the first workday in MONTHS that I haven't worn long underwear!)

In an unrelated note: I deleted Vampire Weekend from my computer last night, and I feel really good about it. (Although I did keep "Oxford Comma," but let it be known that I do, in fact, give a fuck.) It's not that I hate Vampire Weekend, but I do think they are kind of silly. And that's clearly saying something when you realize that I kept the Free To Be Friends song, "Boys and Girls are Different in the Pants."

1 comment:

Yeti said...

you know what's silly? alt-country