Sunday, April 4, 2010


"Jónsi" Birgisson, the lead singer of Sigur Ros, has a new solo album out called "Go" on Parlophone/XL Recordings. It's a bit different from Sigur Ros, much more upbeat, but his voice is definitely recognizable.

I can't embed the official video for his single, "Go Do" but you can watch it here. In the meantime, you can watch this beautiful trailer for a full length movie based on the album.

I'm always really pleasantly surprised when I come across a celebrity or musician who's openly gay. Jónsi and his boyfriend Alex have a very creative and collaborative relationship. They released an instrumental album together called Riceboy Sleeps. They also have an adorable website, that includes a recipe section and some raw/vegan cooking videos.

Jónsi & Alex Recipe Show - Raw Strawberry Pie from Jónsi & Alex on Vimeo.
In terms of celebrity personalities from my formative years during the 1990's, Jonsi reminds me of a cross between Bjork (for obvious reasons) and Billy Corgan (in that awkward, Addams family kind of way).

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