Showing posts from July, 2010

Alejandro and Fernando!

Lady GaGa has a new top ten single out from her Fame Monster album. Released in April 2010. It is called "Alejandro" and is clearly influenced by ACE of BASE's arrangement of the Diane Warren song-"Don't Turn Around". There is also an intentional ABBA reference in the song-one of the names spurted out along with "Alejandro" and "Roberto" is "Fernando". This is not the first song to reference "Fernando". Apparently, this was an intentional ABBA reference by Lady GaGa. Yet another 2girl/2boy quartet- "The Brotherhood of Man had a # 1  British hit with a "Fernando" style song called "Angelo". Lady GaGa's main collaborator- RedOne, the co-writer of this song-emerged out of the Swedish music scene, even though he was born in Morocco.

New german DVD's!

Various Artists- Musikladen Boxsets, ARD Video, German DVD sets  Planned for release August 2010, but cancelled?
3 DVD box sets were supposed to be  released containing all 90 Musikladen programs from 1972 to 1984 on August 19. Each box was to  contain 10 DVDs and  be purchased individually or together at a discount. The first box was to  contain episodes aired between 1972 and 1976, including the well-known "Best of ABBA" episode from August of 1976. The second box features ABBA's performance of "Chiquitita" from 1979, while the third will feature the Agnetha and Frida solo appearances on the program from 1982-1984.The last I heard was this DVD was canceled at the last minute due to legal ownership disputes.