Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Icelandic Musicians Leave Local Singer Cold

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Iceland’s music scene is red hot thanks to Bjork and Sigur Ros, but one of the country’s hottest performers says the racist attitudes of the locals leave her cold.

India-born Icy Spicy Leoncie has been popular on the island nation for 22 years but claims she can’t get a break because of “institutionalized racism” from the government and other musicians.

Iceland subsidizes many resident musicians like Bjork – who Leoncie refers to as “that creature” – but Leoncie claims she can’t get a break because she’s half-Indian.

So now, Leoncie is giving up on Iceland and looking for another country capable of appreciating songs like “Madonna Is Dead,” “Safe Sex, Take Me Deeper,” and her current hit, “Radio Rapist,” which is about a disc jockey she doesn’t like.

Leoncie feels her voice and sexy image are best suited for Nashville, especially because her next single, “Wrestler,” deals with World Wrestling Entertainment.

She figures the country music crowd will appreciate the song more than Icelanders, who, in her words, “don’t know what wrestling is.”

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