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!
Music from Our Tube: Nilüfer Yanya – Midnight Sun
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!
Music from Our Tube: Naima Joris – Bloom (Radiohead)
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!
Music from our Tube; Lianne gets Weird Fishes
I get eaten by the worms and … For 2 seconds the drums seem to announce this is just a cover but then the beat changes drastically and you’re left wondering what happened while the different vibe grows on you. You (almost) have goosebumps when the bridge happens and you stop breathing to hear it all and then, after that bridge, everything comes together and you’re floating on those familiar minor 9th chord arpeggio’s and those fabulous voices until all fades out and you hit repeat.
Radiohead Returns, The Witch burns
Thom Yorke playing new Radiohead songs in Paris
Thom Yorke played a solo-gig (well, Flea joined, so not entirely solo, but still) in the context of the climate-conference in Paris. He didn’t play the could-have-been Spectre title-song, but instead 3 other new songs were on the playlist, along with older material from both Radiohead and Atoms for Peace;
Have a blast guys & girls!
Music from Our Tube; Radiohead’s acoustic Subterranean Homesick Alien
Heard this on KCRW a couple of days ago and have it playing on repeat now; Radiohead with a beautiful acoustic version of “Subterranean Homesick Alien”.
Wanted: testers for WP YouTube Lyte (the one with the new YT API)
As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, YouTube is shutting down their old v2 API, forcing WP YouTube Lyte to swith to v3. The main change; users will have to get an API key from Google and provide that in the Lyte settings page.
Initial development & testing has been done (this blog switched already) and I now need some brave souls to test this. You can download the “beta” from https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-youtube-lyte.zip and report back here or on the wordpress.org support forum about how that did or did not work for you.
Looking forward to having to fix some nasty bugs until everything will finally be in it’s right place once again 😉
Music from our Tube; Karma Police, arrest this band
I’m not too big on reggae, but this Easy Star All Stars live cover of Radiohead’s “Karma Police” is really good.
Easy Star All Stars have a song-by-song cover album of OK Computer called Radiodread, I should have a listen.