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Day 253: Giving Up The Ghost by Radiohead

22 Feb

Yes, I know I’ve been featuring Radiohead a lot lately, but OH MY GOODNESS IS THIS CD GOOD!!!!

I’ve always been a huge Radiohead fan… ever since I was a little kid even! I grew up listening to OK Computer, The Bends, Hail To The Thief, and (of course) my favorite Kid A. Their last CD In Rainbows is in my top 10 favorite albums list, and it is still one of the best CDs I’ve ever heard!

I actually got to see Radiohead on their last tour, and while I checked that off my bucket list I will never forget how incredible it was. Just summing up my whole existence in one concert… it’s breathtaking.

So as I listen to The King Of Limbs, I feel all these emotions, just diluted down. The new-ness of this CD is still a little difficult for me to get used to, but I’m managing. And just when I thought that I’d lose hope for loving this CD as much as Kid A or In Rainbows, I heard “Giving Up The Ghost.”

I can’t even say anything about it, except that if this song was a person I’d already be in love.

Enjoy “Giving Up The Ghost” by Radiohead (and buy The King Of Limbs here)

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Day 249: NEW RADIOHEAD!!!

18 Feb

Hey everyone!

BEST NEWS EVER FOR TODAY AND EVER.

So, a band I’ve featured a few times on this website (aka Radiohead) had announced on Monday that they were not only done with their new CD but that they were going to release the digital version of it on this Saturday (aka tomorrow). Needless to say, I kind of freaked out when I heard the news… the last update they made was back in July of 2010, so this of course was a huge shocker to me.

Well, more good news came from the band early (and I mean EARLY) this morning when they decided to release their new album a whole day early. Yeah, that’s right. The King Of Limbs (2011) is now available here (if’n you’re like me and want to buy it… the hard copy comes out on March 28th!

ANYWAY, NPR streamed the whole album this morning, and even at only about 35 minutes, the CD is solid work!

I love it already and I’ve only listened to it twice.

You guys are in luck! I’ll post a link to the site that has the whole album streaming right now, so go check it out! (My favorite song is called “Morning Mr. Magpie”)

If you’re too lazy to go check it out on your own, watch this creepy video for their song “Lotus Flower” (featuring the lovely Mr. Thom Yorke!)

ENJOY!!!!

Also, I’d like to mention that I really appreciate all of my family and friends who are getting me through some hard times. It really doesn’t take much to make me smile, but it does help a lot. Thanks everyone :)

Day 215: House Of Cards by Radiohead

15 Jan

Hey guys…

So today’s been just an oddball day of mixed emotions for me. I won’t go into details, mainly because most of you won’t care and I’ll probably be out of this funk tomorrow.

But when I get into a bad mood, I always like to find relief in my favorite bands. So for today’s blogpost, I wanted to feature one of my all time favorite Radiohead songs: “House Of Cards”.

It’s really pretty, even though the lyrics are kind of sad (“I don’t wanna be your friend/I just wanna be your lover”). Regardless, I am in love with this song… it’s dreamy, it’s beautiful, and I can never feel unhappy listening to it!

In addition to the song, the video is incredible! I took this directly from the comment section (because I honestly can’t explain it myself): “In Radiohead’s new video for “House of Cards”, no cameras or lights were used. Instead, 3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects. The video was created entirely with visualizations of that data.” (via radiohead)

So enjoy “House of Cards” by Radiohead.

Day 173: Optimistic by Radiohead

5 Dec

Hey guys!

Guess what!

It’s my birthday today!

CELEBRAAAAATE!!!! YEEEEAH YEEEEAH YEEEEEEEEEEAH!!

For today, I wanted to feature a song by one of my favorite bands. Ironically, it’s called “Optimistic” by Radiohead. And, because of the title, I thought it would be perfect for the blog.

So enjoy “Optimistic” by Radiohead!

Day 122: Go To Sleep (Little Man Being Erased) by Radiohead

20 Sep

Hey guys, if this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

I’m back! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a few days.

First, I’d like to thank Ridemus for posting yesterday! The last few days have been incredibly busy and hectic and by the end of the day I was pooped! So huge snaps, whistles, and claps for Ridemus!

Also, I’m sorry for missing a day! In response to that, I am adding an extra day to the blog at the end of the project! That way, I can make up for this last few days.

Okay! On with the blog!

I’m back in Eugene! And I’m living in an apartment with two of my best friends, so I couldn’t be happier! Now it’s time to get everything put together and looking like a real living space!

For tonight’s topic, I wanted to feature one of my favorite songs ever: Radiohead’s “Go To Sleep (Little Man Being Erased)”.

I’m a huge fan of the show “Firefly” (for those of you not familiar with this gem, it is a sci-fi fantasy show about a bunch of space cowboy bounty hunters. It’s humorous, intense, and really fantastic). The show is awesome, but what’s so cool is the music. Because it’s a western-like show, they use a bluegrassy score to set the mood.

Now, this show doesn’t have anything to do with the Radiohead song, but whenever I hear this song, I always think of “Firefly.” It’s that bluegrass feel and lyrics that just get me every time…  This song is fantastic!

So enjoy “Go To Sleep (Little Man Being Erased)” by Radiohead!

Day 55: Reckoner by Radiohead

14 Jul

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

So to continue this week’s accidental movie theme, I have a great movie to feature today… but first, some notes!

In the past week, I have seen 2 other movies (other than I Am Love): Despicable Me and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The first of the two is adorable and happy… a great family comedy and a fun time for all (plus some of the most random tid bits that made me laugh so hard I was crying)! The second of the two, albeit incredibly cheesy, was super fun to watch. Maybe it’s my love for Jay Baruchel, and my secret love for watching Nic Cage being Nic Cage, but it’s incredibly silly and totally a joy to watch. Go see both! They’re wonderful!

ANYWAYS, on to the actual movie!

The movie I want to feature on my blog today is called Choke (2008). Now, before I go into the actual blogpost, I’d like to warn you guys that this movie is rated R for a very good reason. So let me stress that this movie is 100% NSFW, and the preview is a little bit risque, so be forwarned.

The story is based on the book “Choke” by Chuck Palahniuk, and sticks pretty close to the plot: Victor Mancini (played by Sam Rockwell) is a sex addict who works at a memorial ground as “the backbone of colonial America.” But, he is not only supporting himself but his mother with dementia (played by Anjelica Huston). So, to grab some extra cash, he forces himself to choke on food in restaurants to get rich men and women to care for him forever. But when he meets a new nurse (played by Kelly MacDonald) at his mother’s hospital and he comes to terms with his past life, he begins a journey of self realization and acceptance in an otherwise messed up society.

Sure, it’s a bit crazy and a lot sexual, but it stresses a very interesting point: being hung up on the past can only mess you up in the end. Looking forward to tomorrow is more important than looking back at your issues.

Here’s the preview (remember, pieces are slightly NSFW):

The moment in this movie that just sticks with me, however, is the last 3 minutes of the movie. As the movie comes to a close, things are resolved. Not everything is perfect, but there is understanding between the audience and the main character. However, there is one piece of the puzzle missing… as Victor narrates what his new found knowledge of life in general, he sits on a plane and waits for the opportune moment to step up to the plate. Without giving anything away, the last few seconds of the movie leaves a slightly open ending, while tying together the last missing piece everyone was hoping for. But the best part of this whole thing is the song they use for this ending.

“Reckoner” by Radiohead is quite possibly my all time favorite song. It is gorgeous, calming, slightly sad, and all out amazing. Every time I hear it, I have to drop everything I’m doing and just listen. So when the movie ends, and the song comes on in the background, I fell absolutely in love. It was the perfect way to end an imperfect tale. Honestly, I’m still lost in words.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the ending clip, but mostly because it’s something that you need to experience for yourself. You’re welcome to spoil the movie for yourself, but for now I leave you with “Reckoner” by Radiohead. Enjoy!

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