Still can’t believe Miranda Priestly, James Bond, Mr Darcy, Molly Weasley, Dr.Erik Selvig & Diane Lockhart minced about in Greece & totally rocked out to some ABBA tunes for the feel-good fest Mamma Mia.
I was asked to make a playlist containing my all-time favourite songs - so I did. It’s 26 hours long. It contains songs from, amongst others:
ABBA, Alt-j, Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Aretha Franklin, The Beach Boys, The Black Keys, Blondie, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, The Cure, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Dire Straits, The Doors, Eddie Vedder, Édith Piaf, Fleetwood Mac, Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz, Hot Chip, The Jackson 5, James Blake, Jamie XX, Jimi Hendrix, Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Lorde, Lou Reed, Madonna, The Mamas & The Papas, MGMT, Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Otis Redding, Pearl Jam, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, The Police, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, The Smiths, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Vaccines, Vampire Weekend, The War On Drugs, Wolf Alice and The XX
-Thor being an actual FANBOY for “Midgardian television” and saying “ As if I’d let anything happen to humans, you’re my favorite species!”
Seriously , guys, Thor watches Sherlock , Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead .
Also, tattooed! Thor and GINGER Thor
- Daughter of Loki who is a Muslim!!!!!! AMAZING
Samirah , shapeshifter, badass, and her hijab is MAGIC!!!!!! SHE IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN I LOVE HER SAMIRAH AL-ABBAS FOR PRESIDENT
Honestly though she’s just perfect
-MAGNUS CHASE, this sarcastic child ….Yet another character in a Riordan book with a dead mom ??? WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST MOMS RICK???? Anyway, he’s the child of spring and summer and he’s brave and so done with everything in general and YES he’s got a good heart he learned sign language for his friend!!!!!!!! And he’s nice to Samirah in a brotherly way and doesn’t immediately judge her for her parents or her religion and MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIM
-DEAF. SORCERER. ELF. HOLY FREYA. I LOVE THIS GUY! Hearthstone is just everything I wanted in fantasy movies as a kid but never got???? He’s disabled and badass and sweet and he needs hugs. Hug him, Blitz. Hug him. Also probably gay??? Or bi? He’s got a big crush on Blitz anyway. He’s so smart and brave and I just can’t even …..PROTECT HIM
-Blitz !!! A dwarf who loves fashion. Oh gods. This precious kid. A child of a love goddess who is strong and tough and KIND and can totally FIGHT but would rather help you update your closet . A male character. With traditionally FEMININE traits . Who is loved and accepted for it. Also low-key has a thing for Hearth? And I SHIP THAT
The dude has a tanning bed for his elf friend at his house so if Hearth visits and needs some sunshine he can get it and Blitz is the best
-Talking sarcastic sword . Jack.
I love THAT idea!
Sword that fights on its own and is occasionally unhelpful with commentary? YES
-THOR TELLING MAGNUS THAT LOKI AND HIS CHILDREN AREN’T ALL BAD
-THOR MISSING LOKI
-Thor talking about how he and Loki got along so well people just assumed they were brothers !!!!!!!!!
-Loki being helpful ? And not the BAD GUY? YES
Loki thanking Magnus for being good to his kid!
Loki talking about how the gods aren’t all good or all bad and not sugar coating it.
This is the best I could do to minimise the red glow in a candid picture of Agnetha Fältskog that Renè [goabba of ABBAChat] founded, through photo-manipulation. What date is this photo in particular? :-)
joining the mello watchers club!! i mostly do it to check if i can still understand swedish lol but it is also useful as a reminder that my country’s selection is way worse and there is still some hope in the world:-) and tbh this year i haven’t found any song that i love YET, but looking forward to deltävling 3!
aiste now i am quite curious how you know some swedish girl!! tell me haha. i think sometimes we swede’s get a bit spoled because we are “always” use to having good songs and winning, (or even coming to the eurovision in the first place) so sometimes we forget all the other countries struggling, doing their best and we are all here singing ABBA songs
My father, on the other hand, would have some oddly un-rock'n'roll musical enthusiasms. In 1975, the house was filled with the sound of Abba. “‘SOS’ is the best pop song ever written,” he will still insist. “It has all those Swedish folk elements that tap into whatever elemental musical self we have.”
Emma Townshend on her father Pete Townshend, who geeks out over ABBA like the rest of us.