I am delighted to say I’ll be back doing a One Week One Band week soon (You do know OWOB, yes? Of course you do!). It is about ABBA. I thought I’d so something a bit different with the format and ask YOU to nominate ABBA songs to write about. So please do! One per person, I will work out how many I can fit in - I’m hoping to do 3-4 short entries per day.
The exception: I don’t want to write about anything I’ve written about for Popular - so that means please don’t nominate Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take A Chance On Me, Knowing Me Knowing You, Fernando, The Winner Takes It All, or Super Trouper. That’s a lot of famous ones, I know, but it would be a bit tedious to revisit them all so I’ll just link them in the first post I do.
So - what ABBA song do you want me to write about?
It is possible that on occasion in this Tumblr or on my Twitter inattentive readers might feel they have detected some anti-Olympic bias or even a level of antipathy towards the tireless workers at LOCOG as they protect us all from unbranded or rogue IP incursions onto our multi-platform Games Experience TM.
Nothing could be further from the truth! I am looking forward to the Olympic Games immensely and am sure they will be a credit to a Great Global City as well as a showcase for some of the most prestigious Partner Brands in the world. And there’s going to be some sport too to round things off.
My change of emphasis - not that it is one as I hope I’ve made clear - is of course nothing to do with my just getting some tickets to see Great Britain play Brazil in the women’s football.
It’s very good practice to include one and I ought to have done so. But in this particular case it’s not an issue (he says cryptically), if you don’t like any you can just look at the results or not as you wish!
“”OLD Prickly is a trad. pale ale brewed by Hobson’s to celebrate the
30th anniversary of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society”
Hello Tumblr, I haven’t been around much lately, partly this is because I’ve been BLOGGING. Your loss is a scattered handful of readers’ gain!*
I’ve got going again on Popular, my blog about the UK’s #1 hits, currently in 1993. I haven’t yet had a commenter turn up whowasn’t born when I started the blog but it’s only a matter of time.
And I’ve taken over my work’s blog, Brian Juicer. My remit here is to talk about stuff that interests me and the people I work with - or at least that slice of ‘what interests me’ which intersects with work, so no posts about the Buggles record I’m listening to. It’s a bit less editorialising than most of the things I do but it’s intended for, er, ‘lay people’ not marketers/researchers. So you might like it!
*or your gain is etc etc.
I’m going to be very gauche and link to something I wrote on Kraftwerk back in 2000, because I think it’s germane to what Dan Fox is saying here.
A student asked me to help with a school project about the MUSIC BIZ, and I said I would answer some questions, and then I was too busy, but I finally got round to it almost certainly too late to help them.
So here is the Q&A on the offchance someone might find it interesting. I don’t think I’ve read a business-oriented piece since I gave up the columns, and even then it was with duty more than pleasure, so this is probably out of date and ignorant. But there you go.
wearedevo replied to your photo: This is the image that shows up on the front page…
I’m seeing a bunch of people in India playing cricket, which doesn’t really make much more sense to me. The iphone concert photo though at least seems to encapsulate everything I find *wrong* with Twitter, so perhaps it’s successful in that regard.
Now you mention it I’ve had that one sometimes too! But in my head I thought it was a photo the BBC used. Both of these feel like the background photos on iPlayer idents, to be honest.
I probably see more Indian cricket score updates on Twitter than annoying iPhone concert pics, which is a sign of how out of touch I’ve got.