Sunday, May 07, 2006


Yesterday I signed a contract on an apartment in Salt Lake City. Ironicaly I've moved out of desk 10 in the studio and into Apt. 10 at this new complex. More (much more) when I move in permanently. My internship at GSBS begins on May 23rd and I can hardly wait! To celebrate my sister and I saw Sigur Ros in concert at The Depot, a block away from the GSBS office.

For those who haven't heard of Sigur Ros this review is courtesy of Salt Lake City Weekly.

Iceland might be green, but judging from the country’s most popular musical exports, its terrain is more like a snow globe—delicate, playful and surreal. Some enjoy the winsome peculiarity of artists like Björk and Sigur Rós. Others find the latter too bizarre. Until recently, the nymphlike quartet wrote lyrics in Hopelandic, a nonsensical language built on high-pitched vocals. With Taak, vocalist Jón Bor (Jónsi) Birgisson switches to Icelandic. Of course, most people still can’t understand a word he’s saying, but that’s really not the point. Sigur Rós creates ambient, aural landscapes where dreamers can escape if only for the duration of one truly magical show.
And magical it was. There is no way to describe Sigur Ros, especially live. Ethereal is the closest word there is. We were right up front by the drums and there is nothing like an intimate venue to experience live music. It was just amazing. Opening act Amina were a revelation as well.

Download some songs and listen for yourself. Their music is featured on the Life Aquatic and Vanilla Sky soundtracks.

I do have a new concert pet-peeve though. Even worse than people drunk talking at the back are the people up front on their cell phones. It's a concert. You paid to get in, turn it off for a few hours and listen!


Karen said...

When do you leave for SLC?

Holly said...

I have some things take care of here first so I'm going to play it by ear. We need to get together soon!