Thursday, August 11, 2011

THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL


ABBA -- THE MAGNIFICENT

This was a very unusual poignant song sung by Agnetha of ABBA in 1982-- a timeless classic. 

In my opinion this is the most underrated song ever. 

There is an indirect reference to a man who appeared one fine day and overturned the mundane dull life of an ordinary woman.


Basically it is her own story.

The unsaid is stronger than the worn out usual words.

As she is singing live on stage she is aware of the piercing and crushing realisation of the impending final split-- and that this is their last lap.

You can feel the melancholy and see the sadness in her eyes.  This is the reason why this song at Saarbrucken Germany is chillingly beautiful and heartbreaking.

It touches you at the deepest human level. Watch her lip movements and facial expressions.

Agnetha looks so vulnerable, and hurt from her facial expressions-- yet she does not falter on stage.

The other three can feel her shredded emotions, but they pretend all is hunky dory. Still Bjorn (with red tie)  on the guitar looks very sheepish.

SHE PUTS SOUL INTO THIS SONG--

-- rather it is a glorious sunset..





ABBA was a band formed in 1972 by Frida ( brunette --Anni-Frid Lyngstad) , Anna ( blondie- Agnetha Fältskog ) , Benny ( bearded on keyboard --Benny Andersson ) and Bjorn ( guitarist -- Björn Ulvaeus ). They were married couples . I had seen them live in Australia in 1976.


ABBA is the 2nd best selling band in history. They made the best music ever on this planet for 10 years . There can never be another ABBA— this young and exuberant band ruled the world stage from 1972 to 1982 .

The English speaking countries lost their vice grip on English pop music. ABBA was 35 weeks on Britain's charts, a feat which can never be beaten.
 

The platinum haired Swedish blondie Anna (Agnetha Faltskog), with her gap toothed smile was my favorite -- for she had the ONE IN A BILLION crystal clear, RICH high pitched voice. ( not like the pathetic THIN voice of our Lata Mangeshkar who can never be popular in any other country except India ).

Her voice would ride above and captivate the audience.  

Millions of men were in love with this graceful lady.


In 1979 Anna and Bjorn got divorced. The gorgeous blondie Anna was emotionally mangled by the split, as Bjorn took in another woman within a week-. leaving their young children Linda Elin Ulvaeus and Peter Christian Ulvaeus in the lurch.

She did not see the split coming.

The other 3 used her emotions to record hits sung by simple Anna herself like-- THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL and ONE OF US IS CRYING.



The JOY of ABBA suddenly vanished with such painful emotional songs and the band broke up in 1982 after recording " The Visitors" . Brunette Frida and bearded Benny got divorced in 1981.


In 2000 ABBA turned down an offer of 1 billion US dollars for a reunion tour. The blondie did not have the emotional strength and was just not willing for healed wounds to be reopened -- and further heartache.

The below video is the original.



This song was the requiem of the group, as they broke up after that -- professionally and personally.

Today Agnetha is a recluse, and has forgotten English.


WILL THIS PLANET EVER PRODUCE SUCH A MELODIOUS BAND ,  OR A FANTASTIC SINGER LIKE BLONDIE AGNETHA AGAIN ?


The Day Before You Came Lyrics

I must have left my house at eight, because I always do
My train, I'm certain, left the station just when it was due
I must have read the morning paper going into town
And having gotten through the editorial, no doubt I must have frowned
I must have made my desk around a quarter after nine
With letters to be read, and heaps of papers waiting to be signed
I must have gone to lunch at half past twelve or so
The usual place, the usual bunch
And still on top of this I'm pretty sure it must have rained
The day before you came

I must have lit my seventh cigarette at half past two
And at the time I never even noticed I was blue
I must have kept on dragging through the business of the day
Without really knowing anything, I hid a part of me away
At five I must have left, there's no exception to the rule
A matter of routine, I've done it ever since I finished school
The train back home again
Undoubtedly I must have read the evening paper then
Oh yes, I'm sure my life was well within its usual frame
The day before you came

I must have opened my front door at eight o'clock or so
And stopped along the way to buy some Chinese food to go
I'm sure I had my dinner watching something on TV
There's not, I think, a single episode of Dallas that I didn't see
I must have gone to bed around a quarter after ten
I need a lot of sleep, and so I like to be in bed by then
I must have read a while
The latest one by Marilyn French or something in that style
It's funny, but I had no sense of living without aim
The day before you came

And turning out the light I must have yawned and cuddled up for yet another night
And rattling on the roof I must have heard the sound of rain
The day before you came

Check out the timeless " KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU "

A voice engineer's delight-- perfect sawtooth blend of a "crystal clear high pitched upbeat super-voice" of Agnetha and a "deep sultry lower tone" of Frida--

YIKES!


CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS -- THE BEST WE HAVE NOWADAYS IS THE BULLSHIT VOICE AND SONGS OF LADY GAGA!!.



CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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17 comments:

  1. Beautiful music sir, I have some thing to share unrelated to this post.

    I was reading some where that the coral reefs of Ram Setu/ Adams bridge is 1,750,000 years old.

    If this is true then the original time line of the "Yugas" would be true, and that kali yuga has about 4,29,000 years left to complete.

    We are in the first phase of Kali yuga, and it is further sub-divided into different phases.

    And Now "Ram Setu" being called "Adams bridge" would be a christian attempt to over shadow and assimilate Sanatan Dharma.

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  2. Hi capt.
    A totaly offtopic question!
    Which phone is beter htc one or galaxy s4?? :)
    Actualy im planing to buy a new phone!
    Regards, viki

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    1. hi vv,

      Samsung Galaxy S4 has EXPANDABLE MEMORY and LARGER SCREEN . Supports REMOVABLE BATTERY . While travelling when your battery runs out remove the dead battery and put in a charged one.

      HTC One has BETTER CAMERA and DUAL SPEAKERS. Battery is NON-REPLACEABLE which makes it a shit phone with an FM radio. Smaller screen size but this has NOT reduces the size of the phone when comparing with the competition. Better screen viewing in sunlight.

      Take your pick.

      I guess we all know the critical importance of taking a spare charged battery when we travel.

      capt ajit vadakayil
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  3. Hi capt.
    Thnx for the suggestion, Ur the best pal.
    Im not a great traveler so a phone with beter camera will do, I hope htc's ultra pixel 4mp cam will be beter then S4's 12mp cam.
    Regards, viki

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  4. kap, this is your fault. when i played this song of abba, something in me had become melancholy. it seems that i was transferred in another time and i couldnt hold back a tear or two. it seemed like i was under regressive hypnosis but i did not see myself in another lifetime.

    in our country, we do not approve of divorce(but we are tolerant of legal separation; gays, lesbians and other perversions.

    BTW, i saw on youtube that miss agnetha has a new album for 2013 but havent heard her songs yet. i am sure that youll post about it sometimes. if you did, i havent read it since i am still in 2011, aug.

    needless to say that i am a big fan of the group. bought ALL their albums(cd), unfortunately, my friends borrowed them and i am left with nothing. anyway, i think these are available on youtube for download. hurray for internet(www).

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  5. just tweeted Agnetha.
    I like the song too, and her gap toothed smile which is now covered. given the age, she looks awesome even today.

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  6. Hello Sir,

    What the hell have you done to me, i am only listening to ABBA since yesterday.. before this never listened a single song from this band.. probably wasnt even aware of them. Very difficult to choose best songs from them.. but both you posted in here along with SOS are already on top in my favorites charts. Some of the things are made forever. This music is never going to get old.

    I like your taste of music and movies.. you had suggested 'my cousin vinny', since then i have watched it five to 7 times.

    Thanks a lot captain.....

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    1. hi tf,

      A MOVIE LIKE "MY COUSIN VINNY" CAN NEVER BE MADE AGAIN- EVER .

      EVERYTHING WAS A CLASSIC MASTERPIECE -- EVERY CHARACTER WAS PERFECT .

      THIS MOVIE HAS MOULDED MY MINDSET .

      http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/01/my-cousin-vinny-capt-ajit-vadakayil.html

      I ASK ALL MY READERS TO SEE THIS LOW BUDGET HOLLYWOOD MOVIE .

      capt ajit vadakayil
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    2. yes, she was that good. it comes in the category what we can really call a music.

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    3. Hi Ishan

      This is real music. This just proves that you dont need to take clothes off to produce touching music.. have been listing to ABBA since last 3,4 days... once you start you dont want to stop. One things for sure about ABBA, Its very difficult to choose one song as favourite .. :)

      cheers

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  7. Namaste sir

    my wisdom teeth is growing . It is causing too much pain . i am unable to eat properly from past 2 days .
    is there any ayurvedic remedies to get relief from intense pain .


    nelson singh
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    1. hi ns,

      Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties

      Partial eruption of the wisdom teeth allows an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection, which results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, and general illness. Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum diseas,e because their hard-to-reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult.

      Do OIL PULLING with virgin coconut oil in the morning one hour before brushing your teeth.

      God gave humans wisdom teeth to keep the teeth in between in position. Removing wisdom teeth has becomes BIG BUSINESS and dentists are laughing all the way to the bank.

      Before going to sleep swish warm water infused with salt.

      If you feel there is an abscess ask your dentist to prescribe an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory tablet.

      capt ajit vadakayil
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    2. thanks a lot sir . just finished doing swish warm water with salt .

      Subha ratri !!

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  8. Respected Sir,
    Is it ok to have powdered methi in tea everyday
    thank you

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    1. fresh methi leaves as sabji or part of curry

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  9. Dear Captain,

    Greetings.
    I chanced upon the blog on ABBA today (although I had seen the link earlier as I'm not a great fan of Westrn music), while reading on the Loneliness.

    I just understand the plain lyrics and may not read between the lines (becoz of Culture / vocabulary); however could feel the singer's emotions and the background scoring is excellent.

    Your assessment of their body language was immaculate.

    Listened to this song around 10 times, until I cried myself (the longingness!!!)
    As you rightly said, only that person who is going through the kind of emotions, connects easily.

    (Somewhere deep within sometimes feel void and kind of lost; I only HOPE, things start moving in the right direction)

    Many thanks for the blog on the wonderful song / ABBA.

    G night, Captain.

    Grace & Peace,
    JTA

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