We’re then told to switch our perspective – “to see that girl, watch that scene” – to imagine ourselves as the Dancing Queen, only 17, feeling the beat of the tambourine. Maybe we once were. Maybe we still can be, even if only in our wedding disco-lit memories, or our glittering imaginations.Abba’s fourth album, Arrival. Released in the summer of 1976, it got to No 1 in 15 countries including the UK (where it stayed at the top for five weeks) and the US. It first came to life a year earlier, when Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson were in their tiny songwriting cabin on the Swedish island of Viggsö, trying to craft their own take on early disco. They loved the loose, languid drumbeat of George McCrae’s 1974 hit Rock Your Baby, and used it as an inspiration (it was even played in the studio before Dancing Queen’s final recording for them to capture its atmosphere). … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 9, Abba – Dancing Queen
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First they found that there were people more radical than themselves (they called them Anabaptists) who began using the newly available text in startling ways. Such people often took the Bible very literally, and might argue, say, that only that which is expressly permitted in it is permissible. Radicals naturally rejected any role for tradition in their thinking. They might feel, for instance, that if polygamy was good enough for Hebrew patriarchs, it was good enough for them; more commonly, they rejected military service, or withdrew completely from ordinary society; and often, they denied the rightness of infant baptism, since it was more or less impossible to prove from the biblical text. All this forced mainstream reformers back to the role of tradition in making decisions about Christian belief. … [Read more...] about The King James Bible’s language lessons
Most scientists say the novel coronavirus passed from bats to humans through an intermediary species that was likely sold at a wet market in Wuhan late last year. … [Read more...] about China’s ‘bat-woman’ researcher warns coronavirus ‘just tip of the iceberg’ and world will soon face even worse pandemics
On April 2, the World Organisation for Animal Health said: "Now that Covid-19 virus infections are widely distributed in the human population there is a possibility for some animals to become infected through close contact with infected humans." … [Read more...] about Mink with coronavirus ‘infect two people in Europe’s first animal transmission’
Search aboard cargo ship ends with no Pakistani stowaways found - so what were those 'knocking' sounds?Multi-agency search of cargo ship's containers turn up nothingVille D'Aquarius arrived yesterday in Newark as crewmembers reported hearing knocking from what may have been peopleCoast Guard spokeswoman says officials knocked on container in routine check and 'heard a knocking back'Ship came into Newark after stops in India, Pakistan and EgyptSecurity concerns raised after suspect arrested last year, who claimed he stowed away on a ship that arrived in same port By Daily Mail Reporter … [Read more...] about Search aboard cargo ship ends with no Pakistani stowaways found – so what were those ‘knocking’ sounds?