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    A dozen years ago I was part of a fairly dysfunctional and heavily moderated mailing list for ABBA fans run by a bloke called James Preston.

    Although the vast majority of organised “hard core” ABBA fans are gay men there’s also a large number of fans who feel somewhat uncomfortable with that reality.… Read the rest

  • Stockholm Pride – Day One

    Stockholm Pride – Day One

    As soon as I saw his name in the program, I headed straight for Pride Park. I’m talking about Carl Magnus Palm, the author of six books about ABBA, including “Bright Lights Dark Shadows”, the definitive ABBA biography to date.… Read the rest

  • Sardine Sunday

    Sardine Sunday

    So far I’ve managed to avoid “Sardine Sunday”, as they’re calling it: the day when there are half a dozen major events happening in Sydney, including the Mardi Gras harbour party, the arrival of two cruise ships and cricket at the SCG.… Read the rest

  • Long Weekend

    Do you know how hard it is to buy a screw driver in Surry Hills on a Sunday morning? I woke early yesterday, and while having a cup of coffee and reading email, my computer went bung.… Read the rest

  • Eurovision Countdown

    It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m in the midst of cleaning my house ahead of tonight’s Sydney ABBAMAIL Eurovision Party. I’ve lost track of the number of parties I’ve hosted, but it must be six or seven by now.… Read the rest

  • Catchup


    It’s Sunday evening and I’ve just woken up from a late afternoon nap, at the end of several busy days. It comes at the end of a few days in Newcastle (work-related) which was both enjoyable and hard-working.… Read the rest

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