I have finally broken down and accepted that i really do – in regretable faux-hipster fashion – love Radiohead.
I’m not really sure how it happened. I definitely hated them actively in 2000, and was rather bored with them in 2001. I think the love was the combination of buying OK Computer and The Bends, and then really liking a lot of Hail to the Thief, and then finally being amazed by what they can do in concert. Bonnaroo only served to prove the point.
I feel like such a punk for liking them so much now, but it can’t be helped. I’ve got b-sides and everything. Much to the chagrin of Peter2001, I have to concede that some music is better if you give it a chance to sink in.
As a note, At Ease is the most terrific Radiohead site you could ever want, especially due to a fantastically comprehensive discography, songlist, and tour tracking.
(I’m thinking of incorporating a Radiohead song or two into my repetoire (though, their lyrics are so freaking hard to remember). “There There” is a favorite of mine, but i’d almost prefer to adapt something a little more obscure, but not quite John Mayer “Kid A” (which, incidentally, i can’t find anywhere, but i did find the highly useful The Hype Machine, an audio/MP3 blog aggregator)
Your suggestions welcomed. I have half the official sheet music, and the other half will arrive sooner than later.)