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Watch Bjork Explain How Television Works

The World According To Bjork
Watch Bjork Explain How Television Works
"This looks like a city. "

Most of us would look at the inside of a television set and see a mess of wires. But the rare, exotic creature Bjork looks inside a TV and sees a miniature city with houses and elevators. In this vintage video, the singer explains how television used to scare her because an Icelandic poet told her some screwed up stuff about what happens when you watch it (the program you’re watching becomes about you!?). Then she read a Danish book and found out the “scientifical truth” what was really going on in that tiny city full of wires. And that my friends, is why you shouldn’t let poets lie to you. I want to carry Bjork in my pocket all day and consult her about all the mundane things that happen, so she can make thinks like brushing my teeth and riding the subway seem magical and transformative. Her accent alone is enough to do the trick. [The Atlantic]

That’s A Lot Of Look: Bjork Hails A Cab Dressed For Multiple Seasons

Bjork At McQueen Memorial
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Bjork's "Mutual Core"
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You would think Bjork is committing multiple offenses with this outfit — a heady mix of winter wonderland + summer rave party with a splash of PTA mom. But this is Bjork, and generally the rules do not apply to her. I must take issue, however, with the horrible, beat-up sneaker-clogs she’s sporting. It’s not just that they’re made out of awful jute, but they’re in really bad shape, too. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Bjork’s “Mutual Core” Is Weird And Gorgeous, As You Might Expect

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Bjork Is Back!

Icelandic singer Bjork is just a weirdo and I love her for it. She just released the video for her new song “Mutual Core,” which depicts a beautiful but terrifying natural disaster erupting all around her (donning a crazy blue wig, natch). Coral-like pieces rise up and cave in and slow-moving lava-esque sludge trudges, as slow gently falls. MTV may not play music videos anymore, but if they were all as visually engaging as this one, maybe they would change their minds. [Flavorwire]

Pussy Riot Found Guilty Of Hooliganism [UPDATED]

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A judge found three members of Pussy Riot — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich — guilty of “hooliganism,” while hundreds of people protested outside the courthouse, calling for “Russia without Putin.” The judge in the case, Marina Syrova, said the three defendants “committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred.”  The sentence has yet to be handed down, but Putin himself has publicly called for leniency in sentencing, though many believe he wishes to make an example out of the punk collective.

The women have been held in prison awaiting trial for the past five months, and prosecutors in the case have asked for a three year sentence, though they could face up to seven years, according to Russian law. The women of Pussy Riot have amassed an international cadre of supporters, including musicians Bjork and Madonna, actress Chloe Sevingy, and even Russian chess champion Gary Kasparov.

UPDATE: The women received a sentence of two years in jail, with the judge saying that they had “crudely undermined social order.” [Huffington Post]

Unlikely Style Icon: Bjork

Yeah, everybody knows Bjork for her wackadoodle swan dress she wore to the 2001 Oscars, but there’s so much more to her.Take this outfit she wore to the Webby Awards earlier this week — a futuristic Iris Van Herpen dress paired with wild multi-colored locks. It’s totally not something that most of us could wear, but it’s completely Bjork-appropriate and somehow it works on her. And hey, she owns it. In a 2005 interview, she said, “I guess I was a bit of a lost case from the start really, I started really young dressing up in my grandfather’s clothes. I remember my grandpa had like woolen really thick pants, you know, and I cut off the legs by the knee and then they were long for me.”

Bjork’s just magical like that, and she teaches us all that if you want to wear something a little different, a little crazy, you just have to own it — just like Bjork completely owns her unique way of singing.  After the jump, more of our fave Bjork style moments, and not a whiff of that swan dress among them.

Björk Is Back, And Ready To Attack


Raise your hand if you are excited for Björk‘s new album, Biophilia, which will drop in late September. Luckily, she has cut the suspense, releasing her first video from the album, “Crystalline,” this morning. Not only is the song thorougly embedded in my head now, the video is also dope. Not that I should be surprised—it’s directed by the amazing Michel Gondry. Enjoy. [Village Voice] Keep reading »

Bjork Sings “Gloomy Sunday” At Alexander McQueen Memorial

At the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen‘s memorial service on Monday, Bjork sang a moving rendition of Billie Holiday’s “Gloomy Sunday” for the glamorous gathered to mourn at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. For her performance, she wore a pair of “angel wings” created by McQueen, who took his life earlier this year on the day before his mother’s funeral. You can see a close-up of the singer’s wings here. Keep reading »

Another Magazine’s Next Issue Will Be Bjorkalicious

Another magazine goes full of love for Bjork, who graces the cover of the autumn/winter issue. Dressed, apparently, in an accordion. [Another Magazine] Keep reading »

Bjork Enlists Moomins To Star In “The Comet Song” Video

If you ever read Finn Family Moomintroll as a child, you’ll surely recognize the characters who populate Bjork‘s latest music video, “The Comet Song.” The Moomins children’s book series was created by Tove Jansson and went on to gain worldwide popularity, primarily due to its main characters: soft, white, fluffy Mommin creatures that live in Finland. The song appears in “Moomins and the Comet Chase,” a new movie compiled from a stop motion Moomin TV series that ran in Poland from 1977 to 1982. It stars Moomintroll, Moominmama, Moominpapa, Snufkin, Sniff, a Hemulen, the Hattifatteners, and more. (But where’s Little My?) [Your Music Today] Keep reading »

PS22 Chorus Sings Björk’s “Jóga”—Cue Tears


Ready to start the day off with a little cry? Check out the latest from YouTube musical sensation the PS22 Chorus—this time, the kids are belting out Björk’s “Jóga.” Hearing little voices sing “State of emergency … how beautiful to be” will inevitably make you choke up. In a good way. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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