is Iceland’s oddball musical genius and heir to his nation’s musical kingdom - if he keeps spinning his melodic yarns as tightly as his seven LPs so far have demonstrated.
«Ítrekun» was released in 2009.
Humans / Monkeys – used to have one when I was a kid. / Dogs – just love them. / Fish – They got the right kind of humor, when you fish them they go: «what». / Chicken – they are so full of hope, they are birds but they can’t fly, but even though you cut their head off they'll still keep on trying for a good while. I think that’s cool.
The Matthew Herbert Big Band is the biggest band I know / Kippi Kaninus / Funerals / Mum / The Cod
«Tabula Rasa» by Sigurður Gudmundsson / «The Little Prince» by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry / «Fools – the art of saying fuck you» / «Heimsljos» by Halldor Laxness / «Thyne Eyes Saw Me» by Sjon
Isafjordur (you got to like where you live) / Kyoto (the people there where so nice to me) / Malaka in Malaysia – mix of Asian and Portuguese culture, so nice / Flateyri – the people there are always willing to give everything a change and dance / St. Pedro in Capo Verde – you got to love a place that give you monkey.
Water / any kind of beer / Orange juice / Whiskey / Coffee
dream / imagine / darkness / buddy / love
Electricity / the telephone / the piano / Letters / Bullshit
I really like all of them, but 5 best would be: October because my girlfriends birthday is in October / May for it’s promises / December for the warning / February for the humor / August for the tees / January for the reggae... ups! is that six?
My laptop computer / headphones / my wallet that is full of ideas and memories / my guitar / my «love me tender» pocket music box
the second I got in the world and cried. / the moment I split my tongue in half by biting it. / love giving me lessons by fucking me up many times. / when my mom went to the hospital and nearly died and the moment we knew she was going to be alright. / learning how to smoke and get addicted to it and the million times I’ve tried to stop.
when I take a shower / when I relax (which is not often) / my jacket / my ass / my eyes
cars / airplanes / whenever people are in groups - that’s just scary - especially when it regards religion or politics, it just don’t make sense to me. Don’t get me wrong! I want people to have opinions and pray. But once they're in a group they get power and power is most often used to condemn each other. / armies - their only mission is to kill. Killing should never be a solution, violence is never good (except your best friend sleeps with your wife or something). Anyway I think the leaders of the world should not have meetings, they should meet up and go to Karaoke, get drunk, hug and kiss each other, have some fun and then try to make decisions that make sense on a humanistic level, not money or power level. / to perform live – it just gives me the creeps, sometimes I am so bad and get depressed, but sometimes I am really good and I’ll be happy for a few days. It’s scary and exciting most of the time, but if I don’t get used to it it’s going to have some dramatic effect on my body and soul.
finishing an album that I am really proud of and getting it released. / waking up every morning. / meeting my best friends and spending time with them. / still wanting to make music even though it turns out to be more business than a soul-filling mission /
I am very scared of cars and airplanes but I still go on them and burn all my energy feeling I am going to die just to do gigs and try to make a living from the music.
say «good bye» - with tears in one eye. / go with her to buy the wedding dress – pay for it and then say «you’re just too nice for me honey» / say «I have turned gay honey» – she’ll become my friend and say she always suspected it. / move to a different town and lose contact. / talk backward until she leaves.