Monday, July 23, 2007


So Saturday night, we're watching our recording of that night's Top Of The Pops 2 Disco Special, and I'm about to fall asleep for the third time. So I turn off the tv.

Betty is disappointed as she's more awake than me and Steve Wright's just started showing the video to ABBA's Summer Night City.

But not even the beautiful Benny & Bjorn can keep me awake and we go to bed.

So Sunday night, we watch the video. B&B's stunningness doesn't diminish over the years and this is one of the highlights of the show, yes even better than Disco Duck. Betty says to me "I bet you were one of those people who did everything the NME told you to do and bought the Junior Giscombe and Linx 12 inchers. Adrian Thrills was your God."

Yes, of course, I was young and easily influenced, after all it was only a matter of a few years before that I'd seen Genesis live! Besides, those Junior and Linx songs hold up pretty well.

Sunday night is a night of fitful sleep. One dream is memorable.

I am watching the video to Summer Night City. As the band sing the following...

When the night comes with the action
I just know it's time to go
Can't resist the strange attraction
From that giant dynamo

...I see Agnetha cycling onstage for all she's worth. She's sweating like Olivia Newton John in the Physical video. Yes, she wears a headband. She's cycling because she's powering the band's instruments by means of a giant dynamo.

Go, Agnetha! Go, girl!


  1. I should state here and now that I do NOT have a hankering for Benny or Bjorn.

  2. I feel vaguely unsettled, but I don't know why...

  3. Is it because you can imagine THE BOTTOM?

  4. You could use that dream for an A level Physics lesson.

    What was it about Agnetha? Whatever it was she had it... but I preferred the other one.

  5. Are you sure you weren't watching a re-run of The Generation Game?

  6. Summer Night City was one of my fave songs of the era. I used to imagine a dynamo a bit like the dynohub on my old Raleigh bike!

  7. Betty - Not even Bjorn's peach-like arse cheeks?

    Doris - But it's all perfectly innocent!

    Arabella - I didn't get the view from the back.

    Kaz - I preferred the other one, too. Now I can't imagine tearing them apart.

    Murph - That was "Anthea" and I wouldn't like to see her on a bike generating Bruce's electricity.

    Llewtrah - I never had a dynamo but I did have Sturmey Archer gears. Maybe Agnetha does, too!

  8. Agnetha kicks ass.
    She's powerful enough to do so after all that cycling.

  9. I'd like to see Agnetha kick Bjorn's ass!

  10. I'm three quid worse off now...and it's all your fault.
    That's what it cost me to buy a Scott Walker CD in Asda yesterday.

    Think I'll stick with Agnetha if it's all the same to you.