Björk


Björk, originally uploaded by blue eyes.

Björk debuted her latest album, Volta last Monday here in Reykjavik. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go. I actually haven't talked to anyone who did go, so I can't report on how it was. I do know that the album is officially due out May 7th but that it leaked early onto the internet. It seems there's some confusion about the artwork for the album and a general kind of fuzzy buzz on music websites and such. Whether you love or hate her sound, it's always got a certain amazing power and definite originality, so kudos to her.

A little story: I was at Sirkus, one of our favorite little scrappy bars one night about three years ago when a smallish person appeared next to me as I finished ordering a drink. A quick glance showed me that this person had something odd going on in lieu of a hat. I looked at her and said calmly, "Excuse me, but you have a polar bear on your head."

"Yes, I know," she replied.

We lifted our glasses slightly, made quick eye contact and moved on into the night. Yes, it was Björk.

(By the way, the image is courtesy of www.bjork.fr/Wallpapers.html)

4 comments:

Kurt said...

"Excuse me, but you have a polar bear on your head."

Classic. If anyone can pull that off, it would be Björk. She's pretty remarkable...few musicians today have her visual creativity. I'm sure she does a lot of visual direction in her videos.

The Thor said...

Björk is king,

Well or Queen.

Happy to have her back :D

Tony said...

Incredible...I can't get over just how intense this picture is...and to be able to just meet her casually must have been something else! I just started reading your blog recently and I have to say it has been one of the most frequented websites on my computer since :D

Barry said...

What a great story! Very cool of her to show up in a normal bar, but wearing a polar bear on her head isn't a very good disguise...