Hey there, I’m blogging at

http://smedcards.wordpress.com

It’s about baseball cards.

Enjoy.

Next week, I’m unveiling the new improved music club…I think!

Hey all.

Still workin’. However, a revelation hit me just know as I was in a half-sleep daze listening to “Black Love” by the Afghan Whigs (no, don’t take anything out of context there – it just as easily could have been “Led Zeppelin III” or “Pet Sounds”).

I may change up the format – make it more conducive to writing and less dependent on videos which get taken down without me knowing it.

So, yeah…

Haven’t abandoned anyone, but work is winning out.

Next week, I PROMISE!

Sorry, been busy but wanted to send my condolences on the death of Alex Chilton.

Some vids:

Title: Hey, Hey Helen

Artist: ABBA

Album: ABBA

Year Released: 1975

What It Is: A surprising hard rockin’ track from the Swedish hit-meisters. This wasn’t a hit, but was a crowd favorite, I suppose. At first, it really sounded a bit like it would be a Gary Glitter stomper. Anyway, it’s nice to hear an ABBA song that wasn’t played to death either during it’s time, or in all of the tributes, etc.

Riffage / Hookage: Well, you know it has a hook, since it’s ABBA. But it’s surprisingly riff-a-licious too! And it’s also kinda funky in the middle.

Cowbell?: Nah, but heavy drums, man.

Words Of Wisdom: “So at last you’re free
It’s the way you wanted it to be
And the price you pay
To become a woman of today
Is it worth the pain to see the children cry
Does it hurt when they ask for Daddy “

Well, maybe that’s why it’s not on stuff like Mamma Mia, eh?

Mixology Report: Oh, yeah, because people will be a bit surprised at hearing the heaviness.

Top Five Genius Results: Olivia Newton-John – If Not For You
Albert Hammond – The Free Electric Band
Carpenters – Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
ELO – Yours Truly, 2095
Bee Gees – Spicks & Specks

For The Good Of The Order: ABBA will be inducted into the rock-and-roll HOF, but there will be no reunion. Agnetha doesn’t like to fly, and Bjorn has some family thing-deal-bit, so Benny and Anni-Frid will be there.

Here’s a vid from Don Kirchner’s Rock Concert. Yeah, they’re miming. Oh, well…

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