I was astonished to discover how many Abba songs I not only enjoy but could enthusiastically sing along with the girls from Porpoise Spit when I first saw Muriel's Wedding years ago--
You are the Dancing Queen
young and sweet only seventeen
feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah
you can dance, you can jive
having the time of your life
see that girl, watch that scene
dig in the Dancing Queen
© Copyright 1976 for the world by Universal/Union Songs AB, Stockholm, Sweden. All rights reserved
This year, Dancing Queen is the moniker for a cute and clever little film shot on a mobile phone by filmmaker Sumit Roy. Dancing Queen took top awards at Pangea Day, a day in early May this year on which the world was united through films simulcast from various spots around the globe.
I was inspired to start my own mobile phone documentary project. So far, I've shot some turtles sunning themselves on a log in the C & O canal (curb your enthusiasm).
Watch this space!