I guess, for most people out there, Agnetha's solo projects can be called "perky Swedish Schlager music" (at least the once before 1983). For me it's sweet, nice melodious "thee" music. I call it "Thee music", as it reminds me of the English who can have a relaxed cup of thee any time of the day and act like they don't have a care in the world. I kinda like the attitude.
"En Sang Och En Saga" is playing and I hear myself taking a deep breath letting all the tension in my body flowing away like water from a mountain top. While the music is like a tender warm rain, her voice is like a soft cool breeze nurturing a tortured soul.
Hmm I wonder If I should delete that last phrase and limit the chance of being ridiculed by my friends. On the other hand, what are the odds that my "friends" will ever read this....
Wow, today my better half revered to the Agnetha pre-ABBA music as "Zen music" and in the most possible way. She said; "I like coming home and that Zen music of yours is playing. It's very relaxing". Although I don't have the illusion that she knows exactly what she is listening to, I wonder, would it be possible this music will grow on her like it did on me? I'll try exposing her to some more. Of course, the trick will be not to over do it.
zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
Billie Eilish is the talk of the town these days. Well at least what my teenage kids concern. The generation gap couldn't be any bigger. I can't by the life of me understand the attraction, specially by seeing those weird video's that accompany her songs. The only thing that slightly intrigues me, is the fact that she started conquering the world by the age of 17. Decades ago there was another young girl that recorded her first record and started to make a name of herself, by the age of 17. Other than that, there is absolutely no resemblance between the two what's so ever. Thank God I would almost say, of course, my kids will beg to differ.