It is a weird feeling, being an evangelist for ABBA—surely they don’t need my help—but this song is one of their lesser-known works.
If you like my musical stylings, please consider backing me on Patreon? I’ve been pouring the funds raised there right back into the music: my patrons have covered the costs of ukuleles, microphone stands, and even a guitar, though I’m still just starting to figure out how to play that. I’m hoping to overhaul my recording setup in the year to come, and you can be a part of that!
I was on the #DoubleclicksLive livestream the other week and made a shameless appeal for more YouTube subscribers, so I could get a custom URL there. (“Like a grown-up!” Laser chimed in.) I am pleased to say that my subscriber count has passed the necessary threshold, and you can now find my videos at https://www.youtube.com/SundayComesAfterwards. If you were a part of that, thank you very much!
If you weren’t part of that, you’re still welcome to subscribe, so that YouTube will present you with my latest videos. The newest one is a rewrite of a jingoist country song. I fixed it!
(This is the sort of canny cross-genre outreach you need to make it big on the small screens. Country music fans are known for their love of liberal politics, right? It worked out so well for the Dixie Chicks…)
I haven’t been keeping this website updated very well, partly because my day job is particularly busy right now, but mostly because I haven’t really figured out what to do with this website. At this point, its primary purpose is to link to my YouTube channel, Twitter account, Facebook page, and Patreon page.
But my favorite band covering a song I wrote—particularly a song that I think is Good and Useful, a song I devoutly hoped other people would cover—definitely ranks a post here. I am so thrilled! It racked up more than 2,000 views in its first five days, and it’s gotten lots of positive comments from around the world.
(If you’d like to cover it yourself, please do! Here are the lyrics and chords. Feel free to change all the names and use different pronoun sets, if you’d like.)
A new song to go with the name of my act! Like “Friday” before it, this uses the ’50s chord progression, AKA the Ice Cream Changes, AKA the Heart and Soul chords, among other names.
(In this case, it also uses the same key and strumming pattern as DeAnne Smith’s “Nerdy Love Song.” This wasn’t deliberate, but if you haven’t heard Smith’s song, I commend it to your attention. As a bonus, it features an adorable kitten!)