Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 14June07
Bjork! Bjork! Bjork! Dang nothing happened. I thought maybe I could conjure up the faerie queen. Well, she’s probably to busy right now to be conjured. She’s still touring and doing all kinds of press.
For starters, you can find a fabulous interview with Bjork in the amazing online magazine Dummy Mag. It’s a virtual magazine that you actually turn the pages of. I love these tree-free magazines! Her interview is on page 66, but you might not want to skip ahead. There are articles/interviews with Bonde do Role, Justice, Maccabees, Dizzee Rascal, Skull Disco and more with lots of big glossy looking photos. Surprisingly it loads super fast. I need to learn that trick. Must be a flash thing.
Over on the opposite side of the web (literally, from zmag.co.uk to apple.com) Alan Pollard profiled the technical arrangement of Volta for Apple Pro. Alan Pollard has an insider’s perspective as Bjork’s technical director for a full 10 years. He must be pretty good at his job. He’s in charge of the technical aspects of her music, and is especially important to her on tour. In this feature, he talks about how he packs the entire faerie kingdom into a laptop (lemme guess, a MAC laptop) and the details of how to make all her mechanization work seamlessly with her human performance. It’s a stellar read for studio and gear buffs.
M.I.A. Opens For Bjork In France
And, If you are able to catch her 2 shows in Nimes France in August, you will also get to see M.I.A. when she opens for Bjork at these 2 shows!
Bjork Tech Profile
All The Bjork News
Bjork news and reviews on HearingTest
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Posted by Molli Fire on Thursday, 17May07
Sizzla’s Judgement Yard website has posted audio from Irie FM’s “Entertainment Buzz” where Sizzla spoke about various projects that he is working on. According to Judgement Yard:
In the interview, Sizzla touched on everything from Rise To The Occasion III, his annual earth strong celebration which will be held this Saturday, May 19, 2007 on Windard Road, to ‘The Overstanding’, which is Sizzla’s latest album to date. Sizzla also answered questions directly from the fans who phoned into the show regarding various projects such as the development of the youths in Judgement Yard and the building of a new Tabernacle here, as well as current plans in the works for his new clothing line and magazine.
You can download the audio in 3 parts in mp3 format from Judgement Yard.
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Posted by Molli Fire on Tuesday, 1May07
NPR Radio – Live Broadcast Plus New Interview/Article
Community radio giant NPR announced today that they will be transmitting a live broadcast of Bjork’s full concert from the United Palace in New York. It airs approximately 8pm ET on Saturday, May 5th. Until then you can get your Bjork fix for the day by reading the lovely article NPR has posted, where they discuss the upcoming album with Bjork herself. She relates more about the creative energy and turbid state that inspired this more aggressive and more political side of her. As she tells NPR at one point :
“It’s about being exhausted with the self-importance of religion, and thinking, ‘okay, wait a minute, maybe we are one tribe, and we’re actually part of nature, and trying to suggest some kind of patent for that.”
Definitely check that out on NPR. The concert series will also be broadcasting a solo concert by Ben Gibbard, live from Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club on Thursday, May 10. More about that on this NPR page.
Volta Audio Links
You can also listen to these songs from the soon-to-be-released Volta –
MOG posts that have Volta tracks :
One More New Article And Interview In NYTimes
Plus, these audio interviews with Bjork from the latest NYTimes article:
It’s a great article with more snippets like these interspersed throughout. Check it out at NYTimes<
Finally, here is a video of Bjork performing “Innocence”, from the Laugardalsholl concert on 9th April 2007:
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If you like to get live concerts broadcast for free on public radio, and you would like to continue enjoying the great programming that stations like NPR provide, then you better get your rear in gear and SAVE INTERNET RADIO! Everybody is qualified to perform at least one of the actions being promoted to help stop the Copyright Royalty Board from sabataging our access to non-commercial radio from around the globe. To find out what you can do, visit SAVE NET RADIO – and hurry! There are only 13 days left until the retro-active fines are imposed. That’s only 13 days until the day the music died if we don’t speak up loudly!
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