Friday, October 19, 2007

Radiohead start world tour in May ‘08 | Radiohead At Ease [In Rainbows]

Radiohead start world tour in May ‘08 | Radiohead At Ease [In Rainbows]:
"Radiohead will embark on an international tour starting next spring. Although details are still sketchy, expect the band to play multiple markets, in sizeable venues."

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sigur Ros at the New Yorker Festival

Almost forgot to post MY very own video from the night with Sigur Ros at the New Yorker Festival. Proud to finally contribute a (nearly) complete concert video. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Radiohead Tour 2008? or Save the Environment?

Gothamist: A Conversation with Jonny Greenwood:
Are you working out plans to tour in America at this point?
We’re talking about touring somewhere in the world next year. Now that the album’s out that’s what we’re talking about. I hope you’ll get to see some good shows.

Have you considered doing some sort of carbon-offset thing with touring?
We’ve heard bad things about that. I’m not sure that that’s enough; to buy off our guilt with money. That might not be the best way to do it. We’re kind of looking at a few other ideas. It’s interesting; we’ve had a report done on touring and how much pollution gets created and what would be the most efficient way to do it: playing small venues or big venues, playing venues inside a city or outside a city, playing a big venue and having lots of people drive a long way to get to see you or whether it’s better for us to travel to different places. There are a lot of things to balance out. Whether it’s better to play a festival. So we’ve got to factor that in as well."

Whether they wanted to change the music industry or not, they may very well have. I can see them doing the same for touring and its effect on the environment. They are definitely more passionate about saving the world...literally.

Radiohead's "In Rainbows"

Having listened to the bootlegs a ton of times since last years tours I was wondering how I would feel about the studio versions. For the most part I'm very happy (They could write shit and I'd still be happy). I'm most impressed by Reckoner. After the first listen through, that one stands out the most. I've always loved Nude/Big Ideas and I really like what they ended up with here. 15 Step has always been a fav and I guess we now know where they put that class of kids they were recording with (no clapping...but they got to cheer). I was disappointed a bit in Videotape...the live version is similar but by far better. My favorite live version was House of Cards which is duplicated here nicely...just missing the live ambiance that I got used to. I suppose it just reminded me of listening to it outside at the Marina in San Diego, which was lovely.

Anyone surprised that it is slightly stripped down? There are still the usual Nigel touches but alot less than I had thought there would be. Kinda nice.

I paid the 40 quid...can't wait for the LP to come.
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