ABBA is coming back

As an 80’s kid, is there anyone who is not excited about the news? ABBA is making a two-song-return after 35 years. They are (not were, still) one of my favorite bands and I’m proud to say I still listen to their songs (even sometimes sing them on #smule).
One of two songs of the group (Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad) is “I Still Have Faith In You“ and is said to be released in december this year.

“It resulted in two new songs and one of them, ‘I Still Have Faith In You,’ will be performed by our digital selves in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC aimed for broadcasting in December.”

Now it all comes down to how the songs are going to be. Will they have the same 70’s taste, as we like to hear from ABBA, or will it have a more 2000’s sound? If so, will it break the Abba spell? Would be enough to break the spell anyway? Or does it really matter how good or bad the songs might be?

ABBA are a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad: the group name derives from the first letter in each of their names. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982. ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 at The Dome in Brighton, UK, giving Sweden its first triumph in the contest. They are the most successful group to have taken part in the competition.

Well, personally I don’t mind much! There will always be plenty other songs of theirs that are ready to watch on YouTube. There I’m leaving you with one of them. Let’s thank them for the music 🎼

Good Morning Lisbon

A short video about our belated honeymoon in Lisbon, Portugal. It was a marvelous 6-day-holiday. Well, it was almost entirely rainy but we still did enjoy a lot. Watch our video on what to do in Lisbon and where to go. If you are lucky enough to have more sunshine, you will possibly have more to do.

¿He roto con youtube?

Desde hace mucho tiempo (más de 3 meses) no he estado grabando vídeos para mi canal en YouTube (Good Times) Pero tengo razones. Primero, ha habido unos cambios de reglamento que interesan a los youtubers. Para que tú ganes dinero por su canal de YouTube, ahora necesitas un par de condiciones, como la cantidad de los suscriptores, el tiempo de watchtime etc. Y como un principiante, esos números no es tan fáciles alcanzar.

Además, he tenido una experiencia de 5 días en el hospital. Era algo aterrador. Ahora estoy bien pero me afectó mucho. Por ejemplo tenía que dejar de fumar (eso es una buena cosa de todos modos) y mi dieta cambió totalmente… ya consumo alimentos mucho más saludables… muy muy bien pero en este periodo, no podía hacer nada de vídeos.

Pues la respuesta de la pregunta (mira el título) será “no”. No he roto con YouTube. Ni YouTube ha roto conmigo. Sin embargo me tenía que tomar mi tiempo, para recuperarme, para recopilar ideas para nuevos vídeos etc. Y yo volveré. Seré mejor. Salvo no sé cuanto tiempo más necesito. De momento podéis ver los vídeos anteriores AQUÍ.

My very own Oscars

Right after the Oscars, you must be here to read some serious review. Well, let me begin with saying “you won’t be finding here”. Instead I will share with you my humble comments on the movies I have watched sofar.

Get Out (Best writing – original screenplay)

So the best picture award goes to “The Shape of Water”. I haven’t watched it yet but I saw 5 other movies in this category. The Post was a big disappointment to me as I love Meryl Streep. I quite liked the Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri but had a feeling like it was too Oscar-ish. Instead of Dunkirk, I might like to see The Killing of a Sacred Dear in the list, which also starrs Barry Keoghan. The movie Get Out is definitely too much me but not really sure if it has the Oscar material. But above all, my oscar winner was Call Me by Your Name. I don’t know, maybe watched it at the right time and place. I was so moved…
In the actress in a leading role, I’m really sorry about Meryl Streep but I told you, the movie was a disappointment for me. Whereas the winner Frances McDormand, obviously deserves the award. Good movie… good acting. (Lesbian?)
In the animated feature film, the oscar goes to Coco! What a great movie was that. I guess it is a well deserved award. But on the other hand, thinking of all the great work that had been put to it, I can’t help but feel sorry for Loving Vincent. But these are not our measures, right?

Few other notes:

  • Victoria and Abdul, how could it miss the Costume design
  • Lady Bird doesn’t get any awards?
  • Never Again is not even candidate on Music (original song)

Check out my Youtube channel

Aaah! When was the last time I made an entry here, I don’t even remember. But in fact this silence was for a good reason. Lots of things happened in this period. The biggest obviously being moving countries. Yes, I left Istanbul about a year ago and moved on to Barcelona. Obviously it’s a really “heavy” time of my life. Not just physically but also emotionally…

Musically speaking, moving also worked positively in my case. In fact I had a plan to release an album (which I still have) but there is this little twist in plans. I have initiated a youtube channel. I was planning this one as well. No surprises :). It’s name is “Good Times”… Here’s the link so maybe you want to come and watch some videos (and some new songs) of mine and who knows, maybe even subscribe :). So as a bonus I will be sharing my lastest song, Wish You Were Gone.

Come and join to Good Times… it’s really fun out there…