Bjork’s tattoo is the Viking/Germanic Vegvisir – a Runic compass, to help you find the way no matter how hard, rough or stormy the weather. Beautiful, right? She is into Runes, mythology and astrology…Remember her talking about her ultra-Scorp chart? And of course, this is a woman who wrote and performed a song called Pluto…Here are some more Scorpionic thoughts from the lady.
“I love secrets and mystery.”
“I don’t like in-between stuff. I love really, really sweet stuff like chocolate cakes and then I love curry, vindaloo, do you know what I mean? I guess I’m an over emotional person. I’m very, very happy or I’m very, very this or very, very that. Always two verys. Even when I’m miserable it’s over in five minutes. It’s like brraaaaaagh! And, then it’s over, I go all the way to the bottom but then I go whooooooosh! That’s a very Icelandic thing. A Viking, hardcore, don’t-feel-sorry-for-yourself attitude. When I laugh, I laugh really loud. You have to hurt yourself laughing or it’s no good.”
“Medúlla is primitive, like before civilisation. It’s the soft squidgy thing in the centre. After Vespertine I was going to do an album with intuition only, no brain please. I was thinking more visceral, flesh and blood, pregnancy… death metal.”
“I was going to call the album Ink, because I wanted it to be like that black, 5,000-year-old blood that’s inside us all; an ancient spirit that’s passionate and dark and survives.”
“I’ve got a lot of courage, but I’ve also got a lot of fear. You should allow yourself to be scared. It’s one of the prime emotions. You might almost enjoy it, funny as it sounds, and find that you can get over it and deal with it. If you ignore these things, you miss so much. But when you want to enjoy something, especially when it’s something you’ve just been introduced to, you’ve got to have a lot of courage to do it. I don’t think I’m more courageous than most people. I’m an even mixture of all those prime emotions.”