2/15/2010

Agnetha not really a blond?



I was surprised to look into my 2010 Pocket Pal datebook to find a quote from the noted philosopher, Agnetha Faltskog. There on the page for February 11, 2010 is a quote attributed to Aggie that says, "There is a danger in changing too much in search of perfection." I don't recall the original source of the quote-perhaps it is from her biography. I don't know if she originally said it in Swedish, and it was translated into English. I don't know what she is referring to exactly-perhaps the recording process.

Still, It's not the first time I have heard something intelligent from her. On my ABBA-The Albums website , I quote her as saying-"The myth is that Frida and I were there as a front for Björn and Benny's music. But the truth of the matter is that we were the people that could bring over precisely what they couldn't do with their previous bands".

I love the Hep Stars and admire much of what B&B did as a duo, but I get exactly what she is saying-is that even as genius composers B&B could not succeed internationally without having the amazing vocal sound that is only provided when you get that rare and aurally astounding combination of Agnetha and Frida singing together.

I suppose it's not a big deal that Aggie is quoted in a Pocket Pal-the quotes are from famous people of all stripes including Emeril Legasse, Tom Brokaw, Brad Paisley, and Billy Crystal. Maybe a ABBA fan compiled the thing this year. Still the whole thing is a confirmation of a kind that Aggie might actually be a thoughtful person on occasion.

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