from Monday, March15th of the year2010.
I know, I know, I know, I shouldn’t always do this every time somebody writes something about my friends, but here is a funny and – mostly great article – from the In. D. Pendent about Jónsi’s upcoming album, which begins:
Deep within the basement of an East London working-men’s club, two men who have never been inside such a place before sit beside one another having pink make-up applied to their faces, glitter to their cheekbones, and feather epaulettes to their shoulder pads. Frequently, they catch one another’s eye and giggle in a manner that would doubtless prompt censorious disapproval here on an average night.
Ho! I had literally just been in that same basement with the most outlandish drag queens not a month prior to the publication of that article! One of them had me eat popcorn off her implants! If you’re going to start a paragraph talmbout where I do and do not pass the evenings, at least have the courtesy to ask a bitch!
Second, I’m shocked that nobody’s fixed the toe-curling rendering of the Icelandic title of Sigur Rós’s last album. I’m not asking for Eths and Thorns and Umlauts everywhere, but “Meo suo i eyrum vio spilum endalaust” sounds like a Portuguese streetwalker’s solicitations performed through novocaine. MeÃ° suÃ° Ã eyrum viÃ° spilum endalaust could just as happily be rendered with the eths (Ã°) as d’s; the o is just too much. I feel especially badly when Valgeir Sigurðsson gets rendered out as Sigurosson; it’s cruelly lazy! English people! Spell their names right or, at least, close to right or you’ll never get your IceSave Reparationz!
But also: everybody get excited for Jónsi’s album. It’s gonna be so great. I’ll write more about it closer to the time.
March 16th, 2010 at 3:49 am
I agree wholeheartedly, it’s pure laziness. If you and me can get it right, they can.
Ordered the deluxe-edition of JÃ³nsi’s album the minute it was available – it’s gonna be awesome! Can’t wait for the live show in Amsterdam 🙂
March 16th, 2010 at 4:21 am
hah! well said! i donÂ´t know how often my name has been spelled Guonadottir
March 17th, 2010 at 6:07 am
Can’t wait to see JÃ³nsiâ€™s concert in Toronto, April 30th, though the venue sucks (pardon my vulgarity!).
March 17th, 2010 at 1:42 pm
Nico asks: who dat.
March 18th, 2010 at 1:57 pm
Would it be horribly gauche to transliterate it as th?