ringlunatic: (Radiohead!Group)
Nnnnnnnngggh, you guys! I found this amazing pro-shot bootleg of baby!Radiohead in 1996, and they played Climbing Up The Walls (which is my Absolute Favourite Song by them) and it's mindblowing and amazing and ♥♥♥♥♥.

ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Victioria Park June 25))
CAPSLOCK OF SQUEE!

Radiohead have revealed they are working on new material and planning a summer tour.

Guitarist Ed O'Brien told Newsbeat the Oxford band would be hitting the studio soon.

"We are working on new material," he explained. "We'll be doing some more recording. It's business as usual.

"We've sort of finished the bulk of [In Rainbows] touring," he added. ""We will be doing a little bit of touring in the summer, watch this space!"

source


I don't think I really have to mention that I am fully prepared to travel far to see them again, right?
ringlunatic: (Thom!In Rainbows)
Reason #871,222,321 why Radiohead Owns My Soul.

From DeadAirSpace:
wish us all a safe journey if you still like us and you're not one of those people i have managed to offend by doing nothing xx


Thom


Awwwwww :D
ringlunatic: (Radiohead!Group)


Oh dear. This means that Radiohead is not on first, and that I do have to suffer through that boring award show. I don't give a fuck about the Grammys (although it would be nice if good people won things): I just want to see Radiohead play a song, live! D:

But there will be U2 (who totally don't deserve to perform, since they have done nothing for a couple of years! Next year, yes, this year: WTF?)

ETA:


I'm not sure what to do now. Stay awak (aka no sleep) or sleep (aka no live Radiohead)? My rational side is saying: I have a research to do tomorrow, my irrational side screams FUCK THAT it's RADIOHEAD (with bonus!U2)!

ETA2:
YAY Radiohead won Best Alternative Album and Adele won a thing too!

ETA3:
U2 looked and sounded great. This looks really promising for the tour. Very ZooTV :)

ETA4:
Oh God, I need a drink. How can anyone watch this completely sober? Seriously. How awful is this?

ETA5:
http://vimeo.com/3133824 - Radiohead rehearsing for their Grammy performance. EPIC! Thom's voice is spot on!

ETA6:
Seriously people, I like Coldplay, but Viva la Vida is really not that good.

ETA7:


Radiohead next?

ETA8: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So far the only good thing about the Grammys had been Twitter (seriously, that guy is hilarious), but OMG. HOW GOOD WAS RADIOHEAD? (Yes, I know I'm biased. Still best performance by miles of the night (second place for Adele). SO GOOD. And Thom's voice! Damn, I want to see them concert again now.

So now. Bed. Radiohead probably doesn't win anyway ;)
ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Victioria Park June 25))
Grammy rehearsals with Radiohead: 'There's a surreality to it all'



The 51st Annual Grammy Awards are Sunday night, and the rehearsal schedule for today is stacked with big names -- U2, Paul McCartney, Coldplay and Stevie Wonder -- but the day got off to an especially compelling start as Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead strolled in, shook off the rain and performed "15 Step" to the impressive accompaniment of the USC marching band.

Radiohead has racked up a fair number of Grammy accolades through the years (the band enters Sunday with five nominations for "In Rainbows," including its third career nomination for top album) but trophy galas are simple not its scene.

"I've called through years but the answer was always a polite no," said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the show since 1980.

This year, the answer was yes, and there was crackling energy in the venue as the band ran through its number.

Yorke arrived looking more like a fan than a star with his scruffy leather jacket, bed-head hair and khaki-colored backpacker. He danced a little jig in the aisles as USC's Spirit of Troy warmed up with -- of course -- the Fleetwood Mac hit "Tusk."

The crew of the show is hard to impress, but by the third take it was all eyes on the stage as Yorke gave an animated interpretation of the song, one that somehow sounds both cerebral and tribal.

"Can you make my voice sound a little bit less shiny," Yorke asked the sound team. "Take the top off -- I like the idea of belting it out with these guys."


The USC band members were clearly thrilled with the prospect of a national spotlight as temporary members of Radiohead. Afterward, Greenwood said the marching band was an idea that he and Yorke brought with them to L.A.

"It's something we've been wanting to do with this song for a long time," he said.

He also said he was a bit dazed by the Grammys and its big tent, which has room for the band as well as the Jonas Brothers and Lil Wayne. "We never encounter any of these worlds," Greenwood said. "There's a surreality to it all."

-- Geoff Boucher

source


I'm SO excited! In fact, if I'm able to find a good stream for the Grammys then I will probably suffer through it just to see their performance.

Picspam of excitement! )
ringlunatic: (Radiohead!Reckoner)


I'm really loving the ad campaign of the Grammys this year. I'm always really curious to find out what kind of music inspired the bands that I really love. I discovered some great (and some really awful) music like that over the years ;)

Speaking of music: the new Antony & The Johnsons is stunning. It's really ridiculously beautiful and dreamy. I'm very much in love with it.
ringlunatic: (Radiohead!Group)
Reason #387,892,918 why Radiohead is The Best Thing Ever:

Their drummer Phil can sing and play guitar and sound like Fleet Foxes and Iron & Wine!



If this song isn't on the 7 Worlds Collide album there is going to be a pandemonium. Just sayin'.
ringlunatic: (Radiohead!Reckoner)
The Jay-Z versus Radiohead Mash-up ‘99 Anthems’ was already a classic, ‘99 Problems’ mixed with ‘The National Anthem’. New York producer Minty Fresh Beats made a whole set of Radiohead/Jay-Z mashups available.

Under the name ‘Jaydiohead’ you can download 10 Jay-Z tracks mixed with 9 Radiohead songs and one by Thom Yorke. You can find them at Jaydiohead.com. Here’s the full tracklisting.

01 Wrong Prayer
02 99 Anthems
03 No Karma
04 Lucifer’s Jigsaw
05 Optimistic Moment
06 Dirt Off Your Android
07 Dreaming Up
08 Change Order
09 Fall In Step
10 Ignorant Swan

Source


It's basically Jay-Z's raps over Radiohead music, but it really works. I like it, at least.
ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Victioria Park June 25))
Behind the cut:
- my trips to Tuscany, London & Berlin
- the starting a mill-museum project
- concerts (apparently I went to 26 gigs this year)
- meeting friends, graduation and other stuff

my year in pictures (and some words) )
ringlunatic: (Thom!In Rainbows)
Guess who is going to the sold out concert of Morrissey next year??? :D

What a great b-day surprise!



Also, Radiohead's Amnesiac on vinyl is one hell of an eargasm. You and Whose Army and Dollars & Cents are definite highlights of the prettiness that is that album
ringlunatic: (Radiohead!Thom Yorke)
Grammys are lame, aren't they?

Also, why does the news mention that Lil Wayne has 8 nominations, Coldplay 7 (WTF? Their album really wasn't that good), Kayne West/Ne-Yo(Who??)/Jay-z have 6 and then forget to mention that Radiohead has SEVEN (plus bonus!Jonny Greenwood) nominations as well? WTF, news? Isn't Radiohead "cool" enough for them?

Also, I have a ticket for Coldplay in September next year. Because I'm an idiot (and they are really good live).
ringlunatic: (Radiohead!Reckoner)
I'm currently watching the first episode of Survivors and I'm way too easily amused. Besides the fact that it proofs once again my theory that if you vaguely recognize some actor in a British tv-show/film, it's probably because s/he has been in Doctor Who or one of it's spin off's.

But the best bit? This guy tries to seduce a woman, and he puts on some music. Radiohead's Talk Show Host to be precise. It immediately reminded me of their interview with Jonathan Ross where they 'complained' that their music was never used for anything fun. Somebody has been listening ;)

It also reminded me of this.
ringlunatic: (Thom!In Rainbows)
White to record with Yorke

Jack White will hit the studio with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke as soon as he is fully recovered from his neck injury.

The White Stripes singer is suffering from a slipped disc and has been ordered to rest for two months.

But he reveals Yorke will be the first person he calls when he's ready to perform again - and he's already got a few songs ready.

He says, "We've known each other for a while now. But the doctors said I couldn't perform for two months. I've been writing a lot instead."

source


If this is true... ZOMG yes please!
ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Amsterdam July 1))
Santa Barbara
Hello! To celebrate the end of a brilliant tour, we're [as in 'Radiohead'] going to webcast the last show here in America. We'll be playing live in Santa Barbara, at the Bowl. It's one of our favourite places to play; I think we've ended tours there before, once even playing a cover of ' cinnamon girl '. It's not too big, in fact it's very intimate, a small arena with a dirt floor, set in pretty countryside. It should be a special night, for lots of reasons, and we're going to try and share as much of it as we can on the webcast. Nigel, our producer, will be helping out getting it to you, so if it goes wrong....It's live!

Thank you so much to everyone who's come and seen us this year; it has truly been the most special and exciting tour for all of us.

Webcast details to follow...
x
Colin


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! That's TONIGHT! I'm not going to sleep! RADIOHEAD! YAY!!!

I love those guys so much
ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Victioria Park June 25))
Gosh, Radiohead/Thom Yorke should do a Neil Young cover album. How gorgeous is Tell Me Why?

ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Amsterdam July 1))
Radiohead Film Music
Radiohead score new Palahniuk film


12 August 2008 - Controversial Fight Club and Snuff author Chuck Palahniuk has revealed Radiohead have written brand new music for the soundtrack to the new movie adaptation of his book Choke.

Speaking to 6 Music on the Shaun Keaveny Breakfast Show, Palahniuk explained it all came from his love of the band’s music, saying:

“Clark Gregg, who directed the movie version of Choke which comes out in November, he knew that I’d written Choke while listening to [Radiohead’s 1993 debut album] Pablo Honey, with Creep, over and over and over.

“So Clark got Radiohead to contribute a song; to write a song for the very end of the movie, the final credits.

“Apparently Radiohead liked the movie so much, they’ve written the score, most of the ambient music throughout it. So it’s ‘Choke – with the music of Radiohead’“

When asked if he felt honoured to have such a respected band write music solely for his film, the author laughed, “I quit believing in my own life at this point! My life is just too incredible to be believable anymore. It’s a living dream.”

Palahniuk’s work is famous associated with alternative music, with his use of Pixies’ Where Is My Mind during the finale of the feature film adaptation of his novel Fight Club.

Source


Must read that book. I LOVE Palahniuk books! HEEEE! NEW RADIOHEAD MUSIC!
ringlunatic: (Futurama!Zoidberg)
[livejournal.com profile] naarmamo! You know you want to join it.

I went to the beach today. I got sunburned quite badly, but I had such a great day! Tomorrow I'll see The Dark Knight.

It's also exactly one month ago since I first saw Radiohead in concert. Still hasn't quite entered my brain yet. I have a good audio bootleg AND a video bootleg (ZOMGSQUEE!!) of both London dates and I actually start to remember the first night again as well. Before my brain just went into lockdown, cause it was a bit of unexpected!Radiohead and apparently that messes with my head a bit. But I keep remember more and more of how ridiculously awesome it was and how Dollars & Cents was the best thing in the whole wide universe EVER.
ringlunatic: (Radiohead!Group)
I'm seriously looking into how much it would cost me to go to Berlin on July 8th to see Radiohead at their last gig in Europe. *headdesk*

It's €159,- by train to get there and back from Amsterdam. This would mean I would spent more than 15 hours in a train, just to see 2 hours of Radiohead. The cost do not include a ticket, from a gig that is sold out anyway.

I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to do it. I'm not going to do it.

Support is Modeselektor.

Still, I'm not going to do it.

I'm going to be rational about this again (just like I talked myself out of going to Rock Werchter this weekend were, surprise surprise, Radiohead is playing on Saturday).

- It would cost me more than €200,- for a day out
- I still want to go on holiday with [livejournal.com profile] ilovesamwise (to Berlin, as it happens, only in August). If I go FOR ONE DAY I won't have money for that
- I've seen Radiohead three times already (OH MY GOD!)
- There will be bootlegs. And YouTube video's
- They will return to Europe again, once. And then I'm just going to see them a couple of times again. I might just plan a holiday around it, so that I can see them in various countries. I should just start saving money already.

See? I'm not going to do it.

I'll better work on my post on R.E.M.'s gig. And on my new layout (which is Radiohead-themed. Who would have thought, huh?)
ringlunatic: (Michael Stipe (REM))
Tonight there is going to be awful weather and I'm seeing R.E.M. Outdoors.

Radiohead sort of broke me yesterday. I even lost my voice now. It's clearly going to be amazing tonight ;)

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