February 21, 2011
VIDEO OF THE WEEK: RADIOHEAD LOTUS FLOWER
Watching this weeks video leaves me asking more questions than I ever did watching Mulholland Drive. Questions like: Does it make me a bad person if I might be willing to sell my soul for the chance to borrow Doc Brown's DeLoreon for a day so that I could go back in time and perform this entire routine (hat included) for my wife on our honeymoon night? Would we still be married if that happened? If we dug up Michael Jackson's decomposing corpse what are the chances it dances better than Thom Yorke in this video? If I told you this video was courtesy of arguably the greatest and most influential band of the last two decades, would you believe me? Is this collection of convulsions considered contemporary dance? Would this production earn Thom a standing ovation and a one way ticket on the Hot Tamale Train if it was performed on So You Think You Can Dance?
It's nice to know that Thom Yorke is human... and clearly caucasion if there was ever a question. My wife asked my if this was a joke, but I quickly explained to her that her that in their quest to pushing the envelope and making unrivaled music Radiohead have little time for humor or social graces.
Now I realize this is very poor timing given what we've just witnessed, but it must be said that Thom Yorke's 2006 side project/solo album The Eraser may very well be the best solo album that I own in my expansive music collection (100 GB). If you are wanting an album that you will LOVE start to finish I strongly urge you to buy this album, you won't be sorry.
Ps. Here is one of the many millions of mashups sure to come