"My life is rolling on..."

They weren't really the mop-tops, the rubber lips, another brick in the wall; they didn't just call to say hello or get into orgasmic ecstasy over love to love you baby. And yet, 40 years later music lovers are celebrating the start of their journey.

I had written my reminiscences, mainly about Donna Summer, here. ABBA was mentioned, yet it is most of their songs I recall. I mucked up the lyrics, but they filled up pauses in my sentences. Or even explained what I was too shy to state...”Mother said I began to sing long before I could talk...”...or a note of hope... “Chiquitita, you and I cry/But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you”... or just to express angst...“Where is the spring and the summer/That once was yours and mine?”... And of course “gimme, gimme, gimme” for things one did not even want.

The best fun was the “ahan” after ‘Voulez-vous’. Such permutations were discovered!

Then there was ‘Chiquitita’... “Now I see you've broken a feather/I hope we can patch it up together...”

And, to end, these words that do not end:

“Even if we had to lose, there’s no regret. If I had to do the same again, I would my friend...”


  1. void *Al {return NULL;}10/04/2014, 01:23

    FV, A trip down memory lane I see...was one of my favorite bands as a kid -- the other one was Boney M (ra-ra-rasputin...). Pulled out the "Honey Honey" vinyl and dusted it and listened to it after reading this one. Missed all the gulli-danda playing with the horde of kids in the neighbourhood back then for a brief moment...that passed quickly...now back to looking at humanity with a jaundiced eye...

  2. Al:

    Yes, it was all kinds of memories, and I am happily still there in one corner of my mind. Try it. Or do the Bus Stop...unless you want to move on to the macarena!


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