"Alice Kassius Eggers devour Annah björk's ”You must move on you”
"the Relationship between music and history are both completely seamless and abysmal. Seamless because the traditional music has never been just about the music but just as much about biography, anecdotes and consensus. "
"Avgrundsjup because the documentation of the music always made on the basis of the prevailing power structure. "
"Annah björk's You must move on you is an ambitious attempt to change both of whose stories are written and how they are written. The book is based on short chapters where artists from Kathleen Hanna, the figurehead of the riotgrrl movement in the 90's, to Zara Larsson share concrete and personal stories from a filthy music business as a whole. Skivbolagsmöten, plays, intervjusituationer so marinated in sexism that it makes even a hardened cynic like me wonder."
"In the documentary The punk singer 2013 explains Kathleen Hanna how to just this for a long time been a paralyzing fear. Imagine if you open the lid, it shows up throughout his life story of abuse and oppression, and someone says to you exaggerating? ”I didn't want to tell the entire story because it sounded crazy, like who would believe me? And then I thought – other women would believe me.”"
"the First time I heard her say it went a shiver through my body, and when I read You have to move on you, I realize that I share the feeling with superstars. The insight will be a sudden ticket to the radical freedom that makes to Tove Los bröstflashande is not an invitation but a fuck you, Molly Sandén don't care that the record company does not believe that kroppsångest sell and give out single Freak yourself. To Marit Bergman says, ”the 14-year-old in Frillesås who listens to my songs every day and crying, she is my employer”."
"the Sisterhood and the technology has proven to be a winning concept, Björk returns to the relationship to the fans and how a common denominator for several of today's stars is that they communicate directly with their audience. It is not only an effective way to move power from the skivbolagsbossar to the artists themselves, but also a visibility of a large group of musicians of girls that for decades dismissed. "
"once Again, the story is written based on the prevailing power structure. To think about his love for Bob Dylan together with the other dudes can give a book contract on the large publishers, while a generation's obsession with the Spice girls is embarrassing and should preferably be passed over in silence."
"In light of this, it is of course sad that the publisher is not shown björk's book, more respect, and I hope that future editions (which I expect will!) invest in a proof reader who checks if not Kelly Carlsson named Kelly Clarkson, and question why someone who lives in Västerås, sweden would be in the groups of women in Sörmland."
"For björk's book is not only slukvänlig as a detective story, it is also a book that is absolutely contemporary in its day, and certainly historical in the morning."