I used to think Bjork was a bit of a dork in the 1980s, although I appreciated her alternative artistry bringing a new dimension to pop music. Now, our paths seem to have converged, as Bjork has found Utopia after I published XaW Files: Beyond Humanity. Bjork said her muse Gate to Utopia was walking around the Icelandic countryside, where XaW Files had ended just before Bjork wrote the Utopia album.
Of course, Bjork is Icelandic, and has been a megastar for twenty years, so she has much more right to Icelandic inspiration than me, as well as creative pedigree, but her Utopia album did follow my XaW Files. Not that I think Bjork drew inspiration from my book, and she probably hasn’t heard of it.
The biggest coincidence I found wasn’t that Bjork had named the album Utopia and drawn her biggest inspiration from the countryside, but that the Gate and Utopia videos had a very PinkyOrangePurple theme, just like XaW Files ended with, after initially starting on a pop art travel quest. Here’s the videos:
The Utopia album has done okay in sales, and has been lauded by critics, which is how I think XaW Files should have done, but the modern Multicultural Fascist child-abusing British culture ignores it, as they have done the industrial scale grooming, rape, torture and prostitution happening on Blighty’s streets for the last twenty years, turning ordinary people and patriots into racists and criminals.
Remembering greenYgreyism, and being fair to my birthplace, I think Blighty is better than Iceland for animal welfare, but not environmentalism; hopefully more whale-watching tourism etc will continue to inspire Iceland to lessen the animals it hunts and eats, although meat-tourism can also fuel it; in what is a very tough, but incredibly beautiful, place to live, weather-wise.
I can provide a foreign second opinion to Bjork’s that the Icelandic countryside does seem to still have magic there, perhaps because they’ve retained their paganism more than any other European country, and will hopefully bring you some evidence soon…