When you tell people you have never met before you are Swedish you get some standard reactions and questions. Of course this varies a bit on how you look or what gender you are. In my case it tend to go a bit like this, if a woman; “oh Swedish, I thought all swedes were tall and blond? ” if a man; *dirty look and sly smile* “don’t you have the wrong hair colour?”. Then this is often filled with general musings about Ikea, meatballs, Bjorn Borg or ABBA. Oh ABBA, lovely ABBA, all of the world loves ABBA. I don’t love ABBA, I don’t dislike ABBA, but I don’t really feel much either way. I own one good thing ABBA related, and that is the Erasure EP with Covers. Lay all your love on me is beautiful.
Anyway, there is a lot of ABBA everywhere because of the Mamma Mia film coming out. I was reading an article about how that musical was made, a woman begged Bjorn and Benny for years to make it, she got a another woman to write the story that ties together the music. I have never seen it so maybe I shouldn’t say anything about it. But for me it seem like a easy way to do a musical. The hard bit would be to write the music. Let’s face it a lot of musicals have crap stories, like Cats. So if the music is already written putting it together with a story around it shouldn’t be all that hard. Oh btw I haven’t seen Queen, we will rock you either, for this reason.
This was how I wanted to make a musical when I was 11 years old. I was really bossy and made my friends do dances that I thought out in my head(no not the polka ;P), and I was working out some story line to stick the very random songs together. I don’t remember any of it now sadly. But I used to spend hours planing this. I was very obsessed with musicals after seeing fame.
But what is next after ABBA and Queen?
Ace of Base? All that she wants – the musical – a story about a desperate woman’s search for a baby, will she get one before she turns into a womb raider?
Roxette, It must have been love- the musical, a story about hairspray, bad hair and joyriding.
Depeche Mode? Blasphemous Rumors – The Musical, Martin Gores fights with his own personal Jesus and tries to overcome his issues with God?
nah I don’t know. I think what they really should do is Angst in my Pants – The musical, THAT I would go and watch!