BJORK: Hallo, my name is Bjork
and I've come here to communicate.
wilhelm: How aware are you of the various
manifestations on the Internet of fans of yours? Do you ever
spend much time "surfing" - either fan sites or more
general explorations and do you ever read the alt.music.bjork
BJORK: No, but I got a computer yesterday.
saucytrt: Dear Bjork, can
you tell us about your biggest source of inspiration for Homogenic?
BJORK: Daily life.
lunargirll: This is just a rumor, but is it
true that you didn't put "So Broken" on the album
'cause Howie B found it too emotional to hear it?
BJORK: That's rubbish.
Ahura: How have you been lately, Bjrk?
BJORK: I have been brilliant.
TZB: Bjork, have you ever
tried your hair in the same style as on the cover of Homogenic?
BJORK: I flirted with it when I was in the
Robbie: My favorite songs on Post
were the ones with string arrangements by Eumir Deotato. Although
I don't have a copy of Homogenic yet I'm pleased
to see that there are more songs with string arrangements by
Deotato. How did Bjork become involved with
Deotato and are these recordings about all that Deotato has been
BJORK: Well. I called him in '95, and asked
him if he would arrange with me some songs. I did that after I
heard Travessia with Milton Nascimento. But on this album I
arranged half and Deotato the other half and I am getting better
and better in being self sufficient in these things.
gunnar_a: What happened to the Bond cover
"You Only Live Twice?" (it's actually a favorite of
mine, kind of reminds me of Isobel, It's the strings I guess).
BJORK: I learned the hard way that you should
never cover your favorite tunes because they are good already.
Cover bad tunes and make them good.
tvguide: Do you enjoy producing or creating
the music more?
BJORK: I look at it as the same thing
sometimes. People enter a studio already to take part in creating
something exciting and then afterwards you have to sit down and
label who did what, which can be quite tricky sometimes. Most of
the time I think its unnecessary.
Chile: What's your favorite music in Homogenic?
BJORK: I can't pick.
_mikha_: Bjork, are u
planning to visit RUSSIA / MOSCOW?
BJORK: Yeah, maybe next summer, but it
zoo2: Why does Bjork not
wear shoes on stage?
BJORK: Ever since I started singing I found
it difficult to wear jewelry, hats, make up, shoes, and speak
language while I sing. It gets in the way. I am getting better
with the language thing.
MeisterK: Do you like to communicate with
your fans? Or is it "part of the job"?
BJORK: I am very curious, that's why I am
here. But also I have strong opinions on keeping the proportions
of your time spending healthy. Most of the time I prefer writing
songs and playing them to people than talking to them.
Cloth: What are your present musical
influences, if any?
BJORK: The ocean and looking forward to the
Amazing: Was it your decision to use no
producer on Homogenic, and will this trend
continue for future albums?
BJORK: I was gonna write on Homogenic
these big letters "THIS ALBUM WAS NOT PRODUCED, IT WAS
DONE." I prefer that way of looking at things.
_mikha_: Bjork , who is
author of "Joga" video and is all landscapes computer
BJORK: Michel Gondry.
TheLonePsycho: What is your favorite song to
BJORK: I have got tons, it depends what mood
I am in that evening.
Adi: How is Sindri?
BJORK: He is great.
rilka: Have you done anything with RZA yet?
BJORK: We did one tune. We just have to see
where it goes.
gunnar_a: Hi Bjrk! My name
is Gunnar. First of all thanks a million for all the great music
you've created. Are you still excited about the new album and the
songs, or are you already thinking of and working on the next
BJORK: I still want to tour this one, and
arranging for live gigs is exciting so the songs are still
growing. I have written 5 tunes for the next album. It's a bit of
both I guess.
zoo2: Has Bjork turned away
from songs like "It's Oh So Quiet" on purpose? Because
she was gaining too big a fan base? Or was there a different
BJORK: I haven't turned away from it.
AHTOH: Why did you choose the word Homogenic
as a title of your album?
BJORK: Because it's one flavor instead of a
collection of different things.
dubstar: Are Venus, Isobel and Joga in any
BJORK: Yeah, they have loads of connections.
It's hard for me to pick any out.
Nickolausi: Bjork, what are
the criteria after which you pick people to remix your songs? Do
BJORK: I decide and it's just the ones that
turn me on, the ones I would be listening to myself.
niko: How does your son feel about you being
so successful in what you do?
BJORK: I guess he doesn't know anything else.
But he was brought up with most of the people around him. having
obsessions. work-wise so I am not really odd one out.
HyperTech: Bjork, can you
tell us who Joga is ? Your credit her/him on Post
BJORK: She is my best friend.
over: Can anyone even endure true love?
Miho: What was the most beautiful scenery
that you have ever seen besides Iceland?
Andrew: Bjork, will you ever
release the work you did with Kent Nagano?
BJORK: We are going to do more work. It's
just a problem finding time.
Morrisine: When will the USA tour begin?
BJORK: In December.
alucila: Do you plan to do any more things
with other hip hoppers?
BJORK: I don't know, I guess I am a bit
retarded when it comes to styles I don't think in styles, rather
if people have got integrity and creativity, I get excited.
MsMorrisine: What future sacrifices do you
think you'll need to make while managing a busy singing career
with the "Hunt" for and "Holding" of the Love
you often sing about?
BJORK: Live in Iceland for a start, that's
what I am made of.
lunargirll: Would you reckon it is healthier
with having your "fans" online so they can express
their feelings and talk it all out or would you rather have it
they mind their own business and keep it all cooped up inside?
BJORK: A bit of both. I guess communicating
takes both parties to make an effort.
MeisterK: Besides music and Sindri, what is
the most important for you?
BJORK: Friends and family, it's hard to pick.
I don't want to sound cold but Iceland, nature is very high on
Animuz: Bjork, do you plan
on releasing more remix albums like telegram?
BJORK: I don't know, I try not to plan to far
Jenna: Are there any specific roots to the
lyrics of your songs?
BJORK: Reaction to daily life.
dubstar: What's going to be your next single?
BJORK: I have to go off now off to my
gorgeous private life to cuddles and that bye bye to nobs and the
buttons bye bye.