On traveling to Bjork's homeland

Article: On traveling to Bjork's homeland

Angie Grant was a friend of mine in 9th grade. She had a blunt-cut died black bob and wore black and white striped tights with black Creepers. She stained her lip cherry red and idolized The Cure’s Robert Smith.

At 15 Angie had found a look. She’d created a strong visual that invited ridicule and attention. I admired her greatly. And when i found out a few years back she’d died a little piece of me too also left this world.

I was thinking of Angie Grant this past weekend as I traveled to Iceland for the first time. Angie gave me Bjork’s album Debut when we were high school kids. And it changed my world. It was one of those crystal-clear moments when you easily look back and remember finding a new world.

They do eat puffins

Article: They do eat puffins

Inspired by Iceland Video from Inspired By Iceland on Vimeo. On a whim a few weeks back my friend David and I booked a 3 day trip to Iceland. We both have a love of design, oddities, and natural wonders so we figured our curiosity would be satisfied in spades there. And with a 5-hour…

Celebrating Bjork

Article: Celebrating Bjork

Bjork and Ennio Morricone received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf earlier this month. The award is not just recognition but also comes with some cash, 1 million kronor ($136,000). Bjork sat in the audience looking like a glam doll. The highlight of the evening were the three musical performances honoring the Icelandic songstress. Swede Robyn tackled the opus “Hyperballad.” Ane Brun did a convincing reading of “Jóga” and “Human Behaviour” was reinvented by Wildbirds & Peacedrums.

Kristin Wiig comes to primetime

Article: Kristin Wiig comes to primetime

Kristin Wiig is Saturday Night Live’s strongest performer. She’s funny and awkward. She does impersonations effortlessly (see Bjork and Kathy Lee). And she takes skits that could be awful (Penelope, Target Lady) and makes them funny as all hell. Just check out her Bjork appearance above. There is something gay about Wiig too. She’s not…