Long time no Radiohead here, so let’s fix that shall we? Here’s Thom Yorke solo in Zermatt (Switzerland) playing songs from Radiohead, his solo-records and his new band (The Smile). If anything this is a testament to the great songwriter the man is! Also remarkable; he seems so much more at ease on stage now, maybe having accepted the spotlights which sometimes seemed too much for him to cope with. But then again the period of the great hype has passed and the spotlights now are likely very different from the ones he had to cope with in the nineties? Anyway, what a concert, no? I hope Yorke will perform solo in these parts one of these years!
But I can’t seem to find who’s playing that bass, is it all keyboard, even in the beginning where you here the snares of an upright?
When watching Eurosong a couple of weeks ago -while having a tapas-like dinner for hours and having great fun- one song stood out for me but I did not really enjoy the arrangements. But then a couple of days ago I heard “Saudade, saudade” (by Maro) in a complete live version and I was almost crying. So Eurosong not only is good for an evening of kitsch, fun and food, now and again it also lets the world get to know a beautiful song;
This is such a great song. I hear echos of Radiohead, Jose Gonzales and Jeff Buckley and yet it is a very original magnificently written and produced track with heaps of voice and guitar layers. Repeat!
This is how I “Bloom”…in mourning mode. Again. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again. Guess what keeps me alive…Naima Joris, Facebook
This is not just a cover of a beautiful song (which I consider one of the best ever by Radiohead), this is so full of emotion, so real, so painful. Naima Joris is a great artist!
When I heard this on PBB (I think, but it might have been WorldWide FM as well) I thought it was a nice hat tip to spiritual jazz of the sixties & seventies, but it turns out it’s a cover/ remake of a tune that was originally performed by saxophonist Albert Ayler (mostly known as free-jazz saxophonist and protégé of John Coltrane) and written (and sung) by his partner Mary Maria Parks back in 1969.
Over 20 years have passed since first seeing Magnolia which not only was a beautiful movie, but also a testament to the great songwriter Aimee Mann is. “I see You” is a song from her new album “Queens of the Summer Hotel” and it is just as great!
Just when I was starting to get a good old-fashioned cold I heard this on the radio while in the car. It didn’t stop me from going into hibernation for a couple of days, but man what a great tune!
Having (had) lazy eyes myself I cannot help but sympathize with this band of Aussie youngsters. And “Where is my Brain??” is some crazy psychedelic motorik-beat (with a fill) driven piece of geniousness.
OK, that might be somewhat of an exaggeration, but look & listen carefully headphones on and the volume turned to 11!