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William Scott Scherk sings ABBA, Objectivishly

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Actually, not. I lied in the subject line. This is actually another dumb test -- a video.

With regard to my lies about ABBA's greatest hits, I regard all of the big sellers as love marches, and have imagined these marches as great propaganda tools for occupying armies. Love love love. March march march.

Just think "Voulez Vous" as the slow march of stern objectivish love, with lyrics to help the conquered understand that the new regime took over out of benevolence towards the suffering people of, say, Venezuela or the adjoining Lusitanians . . .

Try to imagine an ABBA quartet uniformed, with peaked caps and braid, striding off of a military transport, bringing joy to all Central America with "Chiquiquita" . . .

When Abba take London, imagine: "Knowing Me, Knowing You."

France: "Waterloo."

European Union: "S.O.S."

North America Union: "Money, Money, Money."

To the sad, failed states of the Middle East: "The Name of the Game."

India, and the asian Tigers, "Take a Chance on Me."

Etcetera

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Actually, while it is almost impossible to do Abba as well as or better than the original, you should check out Sinead O'Connor's version of "Chiquitita" sometime. It comes close.

As that's unfortunately not online, we'll have to make do with her making a pinned butterfly of

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Actually, while it is almost impossible to do Abba as well as or better than the original, you should check out Sinead O'Connor's version of "Chiquitita" sometime. It comes close.

As that's unfortunately not online, we'll have to make do with her making a pinned butterfly of

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I was a punk-rocking country boy in 1978, and remember that Waterloo was the only song that had rocked in the desert of late seventies pop. Then I learned that they recorded on a 108 tracks on a private island. I agree, nothing comes close.

Thanks for Sinead. I had no idea of her cover, infidel as I am re: music since 1986, when I retired from performing.

I am afraid to look at the Cobain link, gawd . . .

PS -- hey, who have I prossed with my "Love March," would you know?

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