Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Biddy, amused

Filed under: amusements — alison @ 23:35

Mark bought two tickets to Sigur Ros, one of his favourite bands. He keeps insisting that I like them because the lead singer is a woman, but I find them dreary and dissonant and generally difficult to listen to. The lead singer doesn’t even sound like a woman, but like a man singing falsetto. They aren’t bad, I don’t hate them, but in general I would rather be listening to Macy Gray.

Finding someone to go with turned out to be surprisingly difficult. He asked me again to go with him, so I said that he could tell his single-parent friends that I would babysit – but that yes, if that didn’t work, I would go.

It didn’t work. So tonight I prepared by drinking half a beer, taking acetominophen and ibuprofen, and buying earplugs. I sallied into the night to do my best at enjoying an outdoor concert with my beloved.

It was quite nice, really. This old biddy had a good time. The music was somewhere between Bjork and whalesong, and the lead singer is a man singing falsetto.


  1. I had the good fortune to meet Jónsi (the lead singer) while in Iceland in 2006. He is a very aware, down-to earth person, just about the opposite of what you’d expect in a pop-star.
    If you want to see where these guys are coming from, find the DVD Heima, which shows them in Iceland at various locations. It’s absolutely stunning.

    Comment by Professor Batty — Sunday, September 21st, 2008 @ 11:16

  2. You’re so funny.

    I woke up today homesick. You’re not helping.

    Comment by Kathleen — Monday, September 22nd, 2008 @ 01:56

  3. LOL … Bjork and whalesong … love it :-)))

    Comment by bea — Monday, September 22nd, 2008 @ 12:15

  4. […] To her surprise Alison liked it also. She even wrote about it. […]

    Pingback by Sigur — Sunday, September 28th, 2008 @ 23:57

  5. Thanks, Dr. Batty – I think I’ll check it out.

    Comment by alison — Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 @ 06:40

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