Backstage Glastonbury 1994. Steve Double. (dewatermarked)
i printed thom and put in random places
RIP MY FACEBOOK MARRIAGE: JAN 22ND 2012 TO SEP 26TH 2013
please get a mediator and work things out, think of the kids! like this one.
From Entertainment Weekly:
Radiohead is playing “15 Step” with the USC marching band. I’ve been told it’s okay to talk about this now, and how I wish all of you could have been here at Staples with me this morning to watch Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and three dozen elated college kids take an already very good song and turn it into a jubilant, slightly menacing masterpiece.
When I walked in at 9 a.m., there were already tubas glinting under the shiny, American Idol-style metal gridwork of the space stage, the thunder of the rhythm section bouncing around like buckshot. They did a rough run-through with crew and directors clustered on stage, after which Yorke politely asked, “Can you make my voice sound a little less shiny? I like the idea that I’ve got to belt it out over these guys, you see.” Between takes, he beatboxed a bit into the mic; the band kids sat on the risers and mostly just grinned in disbelief. Yorke wandered down to the lip of the orchestra pit and asked a nearby stage manager, “Is it okay if I stand here?” Sure, said the guy, “but just so you know” — he gestured to the floor beneath Thom’s feet — “this is a wall that comes out of the ground.” Thom took a step back. “All right! Here we go! Standby!” said another stage manager, and the wall did indeed come up. The band members stirred with excitement. The wall had lowered again to reveal Thom making a my-head-is-exploding gesture to Johnny, I assume because even Thom Yorke still gets jazzed about the Grammys. And then a snare drummer in the front row counted things off, the bass players raised their sticks, and the awesomeness began.
Mad props to the USC kids for their talent and their stylish choreography, but mostly for being totally professional in a situation that would have reduced many grown men to pudding. Their directors just finished making tweaks to the musical arrangement last night, and tomorrow they’ll be playing with arguably the best band in the world on national TV, yet they completed take after take of the complicated rhythms with incredible poise. "Ecstatic" is how 19 year old Kelsey Anderson (communications major; bass drum) summed up the feeling of getting this gig. Her eyes had the slightly glassy look you see in people who have recently experienced a religious conversion, or seen the face of God. "I went out and bought In Rainbows on vinyl for Thom to sign. He wrote my name on it. I’m gonna keep it forever.” She was highly complimentary of the spiky-haired frontman, with whom they apparently had robot dance-offs in rehearsal. “He’s surprisingly down to earth, fun, and amazing to work with,” Anderson said. “Some people you think might have big egos, but he doesn’t. We we were just in awe of him.” As for whether her life has now peaked at 19, she laughed and said, “This is pretty much the coolest thing I’ve done so far.”
- ROBOT DANCE-OFFS WITH THOM YORKE. LIFE IS COMPLETE.
oh god I hope someone filmed that and some day the footage will surface…
this is the most depressing thing on this website
I just started crying again, I haven’t cried over this in 13 years
Where do you think you would be if it wasn’t for your music?