Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Sorry about the long delays in posting! On May 19th, I had a chance encounter with a Sugarcube - einar orn. He was playing at Cafe DuNord in San Francisco with his band Ghostdigital!

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

It has been almost a year since I was first in contact (via email) with Siggi from the Sugarcubes. He has always answered my mail and has been fantastic at recognizing and making feel good a fanatic fan like myself.

I found someone selling two promotional posters on ebay and asked Siggi if he sould sign them for me. I was surprized to find out that he had graciously sent the posters around to other members so they could sign it too.

It's 4:44 a.m. here in Northern California, and I just woke up and decided to check my mail and saw his responce to me in my mail cue. Being a fan and having this type of thing happen is absolutly fantastic!

I have no idea if anyone will ever see this entry at all, but I just wanted to share my happiness. I became a Sugarcubes fan late in life, but I honestly have to say I listen to their music every day on my commute to and from work.

I will be updating my website after I get the posters photographed and framed!

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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Talk about a long time for an update! I have recently been in contact with Siggi the very active drummer for the Sugarcubes. I had written him to ask for an autograph, and for some reason he doesn't have any set pictures for this purpose. I have a friend who used to follow the Sugarcubes and Siggi's independent projects around the globe. I sent him one of his pictures and he really liked it. I was hoping that he would like the picture and use it, but he really liked it and wanted to see the other pictures my friend had. I am stil awaiting the autograph!

Visit Dialog with Steintryggur for his new group project. The recording sounds great!

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Sunday, October 12, 2003

A few months back I received an email from the BJORKRING (Bjork's one time offical webring) run by the MadWebCarpenters at Bjork.com. They were giving up on running the webring and was asking fellow web ringers if they would like to take it over. I said yes and never heard back from them again.

About a month back I went to check on my webrings and I had complete control over the BJORKRING. I was never informed that I was given charge, but it looks like it now! If your sight is in that webring and you see this post, let me know and I will feature your site.



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Tuesday, August 12, 2003

I heard from Ólafur J. Engilbertsson, the LOBSTER OR FAME exhibit designer today. He liked my website about the exhibit and told me that it might go on the road! If you love The Sugarcubes or BAD TASTE in general, contact them and tell them you want the exhibit to come to your area!

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Saturday, August 09, 2003

I finally got to see Bjork live for the first time last night at pier 32 under the Oakland Bay Bridge overlooking the bay and the city lights. The show started at 7:00 pm with a rather nice sounding big band. About 8:00 Bonnie Prince Billy came on, he wasn't that good but I have to hand it to the man, he was brave to face the crowd on his own.

The evening had a chill about itself, but the winds calmed down about sunset. Bjork finally came on at 9:11 and was off quickly at 10:28. Honestly the show was too darn short for the $50 ticket price, but 17 songs seems to be her exact limit. Three song were highlighted by on-stage pyrotechnics and nice and upclose fireworks: Joga, Hyper-Ballad and Pluto.

She relied very heavily on Vespertine, which was a nice recording if somewhat sleepy. It really seemed like a 180 degree turn from her best stuff. I just wish some old Sugarcubes tunes would be included anywhere! The Icelandic String Octet sounded fantastic! Matos stayed in the background and Zeena Perkins did a god job too when I come to think of it.

Overall for a short show, the soldout crowd was overall pleased. My son got lost on the MUNI system and only caught the last 40 minutes of the show. The outskirts had the usual overpriced food and drinks, but with such a beautiful setting and such a great attraction like Bjork how could one go wrong?

This was a great end to a summer that included a week long trip to Reykjavik Iceland. Bjork is a must see! You might have to wait though, but at least she will play in large venues not unlike her last tour of small hard to get into places.

My ticket

Almost forgot.... the setlist:

01. Unravel
02. I've Seen It All
03. Jóga
04. Sídasta Ég
05. Aurora
06. Desired constellation
07. Cocoon
08. All is full of love
09. Hunter
10. 5 Years
11. Pagan poetry
12. Bachelorette
13. Hyper-ballad
14. It's In Our Hands (SPT mix)
15. Pluto

16. Generous palmstroke
17. Human behaviour


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Thursday, July 31, 2003

I have completed a website with all of the "in focus" pictures that I have from the exhibit in Reykjavik. I hope that you will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed the exhibit myself!


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