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Here I go again
Yesterday, I met my folks and a handful of their friends in town. Our mission? To obtain tasty food and beer and then go to the Colonial Theater to see Mama Mia, a musical based around the music of ABBA. Seriously... theater created whole cloth around 1970's pop ballads.

I enjoyed it. Granted, the story was a little contrived and some of the performances left a little to be desired (Sophie's enthusiasm seemed forced, and the guy that played Sam the NY architect had a painfully nasal quality to his voice), but it was fun. Powerfully so. It probably helped that I know and actually like their music.

I'd say that I'm losing whatever cool, indy-rock cred I might have (and that would be very little), but I have at least one cool, indy-rock friend who's seen Britney twice and did (on one occasion) admit to liking Dashboard Confessional. That being the case, I'm going to chalk it up to no one truly understanding the true genius of Swedes singing smaltzy pop-melodies about love and love lost, and how their music remains relevant even if none of the singers knew a word of English.

My fallback position will be one of nostalgia, and a nostalgia that predates Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and the disco revival movement.

So there.
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wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: June 27th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
So envious! I've had a hankering to see Mama Mia since it came to town last year. With your recommendation, I'm sure I could convince someone to go with me.

don't forget the Christina Aguilera/Justin Timberlake tour ;)
komos From: komos Date: June 27th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I need to find someone to go to see kabuki with me.

And don't worry, your secret is safe.
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komos From: komos Date: June 29th, 2004 09:09 am (UTC) (Link)

The correct answer is: The Dead Kennedys

"Hippy" kind of strikes me as a neutral term, mostly because I've heard it used so many times in response to buying organic produce. Incidentally, I've also heard "yuppie" used for the same reason. On some level, the two have to cancel each other out, right?

I think I just rail against classification in general, since more often than not, it's not accurate.
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