It's a slow day in Advancement, so here's something not exactly Advanced from the BBC:
Madonna has admitted that she wrote a grovelling letter to Swedish superstars Abba asking if she could sample their music on her latest single. Gimme Gimme Gimme features on new track Hung Up, only the second time Abba have allowed another act to use their work.
"I had to send my emissary to Stockholm with a letter begging them and telling them how much I love their music," she told Attitude magazine. "They never let anyone sample their music. Thank God they didn't say no."
Would that be Yahweh or Thor?