If you are as big of a fan as Icelandic singer Jonsi as I am, you’re going to love this news:¬† Jonsi will be scoring Cameron Crowe’s latest film “We Bought a Zoo.”¬† The film will star Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, and Elle Fanning.¬† “We Bought a Zoo” is scheduled for release on December 23, 2011.
My amazing sense of timing has given me another great experience! ¬†On November 10, 2010, I met singer Jonsi (of Sigur Ros).¬† ¬†Jonsi is performing on his own these days and I was very fortunate to catch his first solo show in New York earlier this year. ¬†As I was walking towards the Hammerstein Ballroom, I saw Jonsi walking down the street with his friend! ¬†He was extremely nice and posed for the above photo with me. ¬†He also autographed 4 photos that I took of him when I saw him over the summer and he complimented me on the photos. ¬†WOW! ¬†Thanks again so much Jonsi for putting on such a great show, for all the great music and for being so very nice!
Jonsi is performing at the Hammerstein Ballroom on November 10, 2010. ¬†Don’t miss him!
In case you missed seeing Jonsi at Terminal 5 last night for his first solo New York show and cannot make it for his 2nd and final show tonight, never fear! Here’s a video of “Go Do” from May 8, 2010. ¬†You can see more pictures of Jonsi here. Enjoy!
Icelandic singer Jonsi of the band Sigur Ros¬†played his first ever solo show in New York on May 8, 2010 at Terminal 5. Before I start my review, here are 3 fun facts about Jonsi: ¬†His real name is Jon Thor Birgisson, he is openly gay and he is blind in his right eye. ¬†What do these three things have to do with each other, you ask? ¬†Nothing! ¬†As ¬†Jonsi took the stage, you could hear a pin drop as the audience watched the singer perform the first song “Stars In Still Water” acoustically. ¬†Though Jonsi didn’t say much to the sold-out crowd during the show, he more than made up for it with his music and really cool stage set up. Using really cool screen projections, the backdrop looked like war-ravaged window panes that morphed into flooding waters, woodsy scenes and fire! ¬†He took to the stage at 9 pm and played for about 85 minutes. ¬†According2g, as I watched Jonsi, I felt like I was being transported into a movie and the songs he sang were the perfect soundtrack. ¬†His voice has a quality to it that is so beautiful and honest, I was really captivated throught the show.¬† His debut album “Go” is out now. ¬†There’s one more show at Terminal 5, on May 9, 2010 for those who want to catch this great show. ¬†Stay tuned for a video of “Go Do” coming soon to this website. ¬†Watch out for it. ¬†In the interim, enjoy some more pictures of Jonsi and see the set list after the jump.