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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radiohead - Paranoid Android

Classic video.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use to really like Radiohead,
now i jus think they're a bunch of life energy sucking leeches
feeding off the broken hearts of an ocean of middle class youth.
Its the melancholy of indifference, powerlessness and
an introverted neurotic rage. Thom Yorke is emotive ill give u that
and the music does express his troubled psyche in its jittery way.

But fuck me if im gonna stand in a field with fifty thousand people
a hundred euros poorer drinking piss weak beer watching a
middle class buffoon howl like a love smitten adolescent and
jerk around on stage feeding of mankinds virus-lie belief that we're all fucked .


I suppose THOM YORKE is the expression of a politically correct
middle class liberal having a breakdown. He's imprisoned in a
bullshit overload.

Oh sure its jus music isnt it? and music is not that important?????


I can see through you.
Some people see you.
To me you're just see-thru
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Music is very important Ark.

Sure, Radiohead gets more attention than lesser-known, possibly more talented bands. Do they still rock? Up to one's pov but a few pretentious flops here and there shouldn't keep you from listening. Nobody likes a complainer. Wouldn't that make you a bit like Thom?? Just get out there and make music. Do better than them if you can.

I used to be really into O.K. Computer back in the day, but frankly moved on from that band. Never got into "the smiths" much. Another band the lefty crowd seemed to like. Fuck that doom and gloom stuff for the most part.

I recall an interview in which THom Yorke (or was it Greenwood?) confess to "borrowing" a lot of their material from more talented musicians.
If some kid discovers Charles Mingus because his idol Thom Yorke name-drops him in an interview, that's still great.
Everyone takes their own influences and does their own thing. Some succeed more than others. Some succeed in their music but never reach corporate status. The best don't care.
Listen for some "Radiohead" in each of these clips:
Late RadioHead?
More Late Radiohead?
Mark Hollis= Thom Yorke after spiritual awakening

Lesson one: Radiohead owes Talk Talk a gazillion dollars.

bri wrote:
Fans of Radiohead give a listen.

Radiohead lost in time?



Music: What are we missing?
Submitted by SynthGear on July 17, 2009

Here is something very profound to think about. This story is about music, and how the set, setting, and our preconceived ideas can affect our judgement and our perceptions. It is in fact a music story, but speaks about more than just music:

Washington DC, Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007: He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:

the violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the till and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:

A 3 year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly, as the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced them to move on.

45 minutes:

The musician played. Only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk their normal pace.

He collected $32.

1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities. The questions raised: in a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments, then what else are we missing?
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