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Tuesday, May 29th

more

Björk, “The Gate,” interview, TV show (Later . . . with Jools Holland, BBC), 5/26/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

 

Monday, May 28th

what’s new

Is anyone in pop music farther out?

Björk, “Blissing Me,” TV show (Later . . . with Jools Holland, BBC), 5/26/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

I am flowering and dying.

—Peter Gizzi, from “Tradition & The Indivisible Talent”

Tuesday, January 2nd

what’s new

Like her or not, you’ve got to give her this: she’s unafraid to go her own way.

Björk, “Arisen My Senses,” 12/20/17 (video)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Berkeley, Calif.

Tuesday, November 28th

what’s new

Björk, “Blissing Me,” 11/16/17

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Mortality is fatal
Gentility is fine
Rascality, heroic
Insolvency, sublime

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 2 (Franklin), excerpt

Wednesday, September 27th

what’s new

Björk, “The Gate,” 9/20/17

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Said is missaid.

—Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), “Worstword Ho” (1983)

Wednesday, June 14th

like nobody else

Björk, “Notget” (video, 2017; audio [Vulnicura], 2015)

Friday, June 19th

what’s new

Björk, “Stonemilker” (360 degree virtual reality), 2015

Wednesday, 8/22/12

It’s impossible, sometimes, to separate our experience of music, especially pop music, from the surrounding circumstances. The other day, for instance, I was taking my son Luke back to school in Bloomington, Indiana. He was playing dashboard DJ. As we rolled through the hills of southern Indiana, nearing our destination, this came on after a long stretch of hip-hop (Lil Wayne, Eminem, Young Jeezy, Tyga, et al.), and the electronic intro, the Björk-like voice—they lit up the highway.

Ellie Goulding, “Lights”

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lagniappe

art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago (after a hearing at the nearby federal court building)

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective (through 9/3/12)

Look Mickey (1961)

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Artist’s Studio “Look Mickey” (1973)

Thursday, 7/12/12

If, someday, Björk invites you over for tea, don’t be surprised if she wants to show you this.

Martha Argerich, at home with then-husband conductor Charles Dutoit, Switzerland (near Lausanne), 1972

‘Recently I have been guilty of watching a lot of YouTube,’ Björk says. She’s been exploring Martha Argerich (1972 home movies) . . .

—Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise (blog), 11/13/11

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Happy Birthday, Suzanne!

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