laugardagur, mars 13, 2010

In the name of the father: OOR Popencyclopedie 2010 about Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Don't believe the encyclopaedias
Today I went with my friends to Ghent.
I saw the new OOR Popencyclopedie, Edition 2010 (Published November 2009 in Dutch) @ FNAC Shop & checked the item about Björk.
Surprised to read about the collaboration with the Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar: claiming that the pianist of the trio Guðmundur Ingólfsson is the father of Björk Guðmundsdóttir.
She's the daughter of another Guðmundur, Gunnar's son (Gunnarsson), an union man.
Easy to check, for instance in Martin Aston Björk's Björkgraphy (1996).
Guðmundur's last TV Performance (he died in 1991)

They also write that Einar Örn Benediktsson is the only founder of the Smekkleysa Label.
An encyclopaedia with some mistakes: sloppy Dutch journalism. What about the other 559 pages?
Björk about the credits/journalism
Comment by Grapevine Magazine on Björk's letter on Music Journalism/Sexism
Photographs from Bjorkish Website

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