Today is her birthday, they’re smoking cigars

I’m not sure what the big deal is with the Sugarcubes reunion. Even Bounce is reporting on it. The reunion is a one-off concert for charity. Yes, Björk is performing with her old band for the first time in 14 years, but I think it would be a bigger deal if they decided to record and tour.

(I hear Einer Örn’s debut solo album from a few years back is decent.)

It’s like every time Bill Berry shows up to drum with R.E.M. for some random event. Granted, Berry’s departure from the group signaled a true turning point for the band and not in a good way. But what’s the big deal with a random reunion here or there? Log it under a bullet item and move on.

I’ve mentioned this to friends time and again, though — it wasn’t until Homogenic that I took Björk seriously as a solo artist. Debut was far too polished and had none of the rawness of Life’s Too Good, but then she wrestled free of Nelle Hopper’s boring ass and came into her own. Were the Sugarcubes to reform, it would be something of a step back for her.

Unless she pulls a Shiina Ringo and forms a new band. What’s the Icelandic word for "incidents"?