iceland’s most awesome bodies collaborating: my mind is blown.
Just a quick little thing:
Today, at work, my father was challenged to a dance off.
He’ll be dancing for his life tomorrow. I’ll keep you updated.
So there was this segment on foreign language music on the radio and if you need to sing in English to have a “big hit” etc.. So some clips of songs were played and John Murray and some other guy (Jim Carroll) discussed them. One of the songs was Hoppípolla by Sigur Rós and they gave their take on that… then they start chatting about Gangnam Style and lots of other things.
Kind of interesting, anyway, the Sigur Rós thing is at about 5 minutes.
At the end there they made a comment about the lack of Irish language music which is a bit sad tbh. I mean there is some but not a great deal.
Go to Iceland in March they said, it will be spring they said
I transcribed today’s interview with Georg from BBC 6 Music for Kevin, since he can’t listen to it. I guess maybe it only works in the UK? Anyhow!
Stuart Maconie: Sigur Rós and Gobbledigook, and I’m delighted to say that Georg from Sigur Rós…?
SM: Is that right? All my life, or rather that portion of it when I’d heard your music, I’ve wondered if that’s the right pronunciation.
G: Well, in Iceland we say “Sigur Rós” .
SM: “Sigur Rós?”
G: Yes, so there’s a soft “s” at the end.
So Kjartan Sveinsson is off studying composition and that sort of thing. That’s good news, if he starts composing more stuff like Credo (or even not at all like that) I’ll be very happy.
“And all becomes clear. Wish I could make you see this brightness. Don’t worry, all is well. All is so perfectly, damnably well. I understand now, that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions. All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention, if only one can first conceive of doing so. Moments like this, I can feel your heart beating as clearly as I feel my own, and I know that separation is an illusion. My life extends far beyond the limitations of me”Cloud Atlas (2012) directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.
What a fantastic film.
trust the people who make the Irish syllabus to make the one film we have to study moderately disturbing :)