While a beer in any of Reykjavik’s oh-so-cool bars will set you back an arm and a leg plus your first born, the Reykjavik Grapevine is free. The Grapevine is an English language street press loaded with useful information for the small ex-pat community and entertainment hungry tourist alike.
An Open Letter to the Reykavik Grapevine from Björk Guðmundsdóttir.
I saw in the last issue of iceland’s newspaper in english : “grapevine” , that valgeir sigurðsson was credited for having written all the instrumentals for my album vespertine . could i please offer a correction : ...
...i´d like to say that he didn´t write it or produce . he was a computer programmer for a third of it and a recording engineer for a third . The other two thirds were done by other engineers and programmers.
Björk then offers some suggestions as to why this miss truth has existed for so long covering: ignorance, sexism, and laziness.
...i hope this correction will be a positive input into more discussion about this
Read a full re-post of the statement on björk’s website.
What do you think - are music journalists ignorant, sexist or lazy?