Posts tagged ‘Radiohead’

May 20, 2011

The Hood Internet

Could it be true…I finally found a Radiohead song I like!  Okay, it is a mashup by The Hood Internet but the whale cries are in there.  And I approve!  Thanks to Dana, a fellow music lover, for introducing me.  I guess I have been living under a rock.  The Hood Internet has been around since 2007.  Dana pulled me out of the darkness.

They specialize in mashups of hip-hop and indie rock.  It’s perfect because hip-hop is a secret love of mine when I want to pretend like I am not super white and know the difference between gangsta and gangster.  I’m still working on that one btw.  All of their mashups are pretty bad ass.  I can’t even pick a fave.  They definitely trump Girl Talk in my book.

The Hood Internet

October 6, 2010

I Didn’t Drink the Juice

Apparently I did not drink the Radiohead juice.  I’ve been invited to the party but I don’t have the taste for the cocktail.  Radiohead fans have an obsessive and slightly unsettling desire to spread the Radiohead love.  I think my whale comparison has upset a few of them enough that they desperately want to change my opinion.  Good luck.

I have now given Radiohead 3 opportunities to wow me in the past 90 days.  To be honest, I would have accepted any sort of positive impression.  That’s a lot of time to invest in a band you don’t like!  A friend, Jeff, sent me a very passionate and persuasive email about why Radiohead is grand and made many song suggestions with listening instructions.  “Play this slightly loud at home. Do nothing. Do not make pasta. Just listen. It gives me shivers.”  And of course my favorite directive, “Radiohead is like butt-sex, you can’t just jump into it.”  That is probably inappropriate for this audience yet so very appropriate in this context.  My first question is why do I have to work so hard to like something?  I know what you are thinking…stop it.

I committed to listening to every song.  All 22 of them.  I still think they suck. Remove the vocals and they are probably pretty good.  I disdain his moaning so much that I can’t even hear the lyrics and the only shivers I got were from the open window.  But I must confess that I like 15 Step and I’m surprised that it is a product of the singing whales.  The first half of A Wolf at the Door is also tolerable.  Love it?  Most definitely not.  22 songs and 4 albums later, I can now make an educated statement and say Radiohead sucks.  Maybe that’s harsh.  I’ll try again…Radiohead is not for me.  Happily I will never be one of those “crazy Radiohead freaks.”  Wise words from Jeff.

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