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Pop star seeks bluewater adventure

DEC. 13 -- Eccentric Icelandic pop star Bjork is learning how to captain a boat she plans to sail around the world.

The singer is currently enrolled in a 10-week course on how to captain a 30-ton vessel, news reports say. Bjork says she plans to sail the globe with her boyfriend, artist Matthew Barney, and their 3-year-old daughter, Isadora.

“The course I’m taking tests whether I have the balls to do this,” Bjork says in a news report. “So I’m having to work hard and behave myself. My life’s always changing — I’m constantly looking for new things. I’m never still. My theory is that life on a boat could be great.”

Bjork also plans to take a laptop on board and hopes her voyage will help inspire her next album. “Technology allows me to take my music anywhere,” she says in a report. “With a laptop, I can set up anywhere in the space of two hours.”

“Sometimes I feel I need to go to the end of the world on my own, with a recorder, and do vocals,” Bjork adds. “That’s what I’m like.”

— Jason Fell