Radiohead do such a wonderful job of keeping an odd personae as musicians without having to reveal much about themselves as humans.
Sure there have been countless interviews, but there’s still that mystery that surrounds the band. It’s rare to see personality creep out and this clip of Thom Yorke solidifies my belief that he could one day become King Of The Nerds.
It’s all in the laugh…
He’s great at keeping us on our toes, eh? Remember when he showed off his sweet dance moves in the video for Lotus Flower?
For the record, I think the world of In Rainbows and my nerd love is positive!
It’s not everyday that I realize how terrible I am at dancing. Sometimes all it takes is a sweet video of someone using just their hand to make me feel I have the grace of SUPERCRANE!!
Immediately I began to realize that these simple two fingers and hilarious mini shoes combined to form something far better suited for tearing up the dance floor than anything in my entire arsenal. I also realized, I can’t do the moon walk and that it’s harder than I thought!
Scientists at Goldsmiths University recently completed a research project studying what makes a song “memorable” or “catchy” and published a list of the 10 best.
The End Result: Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ is the catchiest song ever written. It’s a scientific fact
The researchers found that these types of songs contained four key elements: “Long and detailed musical phrases, multiple pitch changes in a song’s ‘hook’, male vocalists, and higher male voices making a noticeable vocal effort.” via NME
Using that formula and apparantly a large number (thousands) of volunteers they came up with the following list of “catchy songs”:
1) Queen – We Are The Champions
2) The Village People- YMCA
3) Sum 41 – Fat Lip
4) Europe – The Final Countdown
5) The Automatic – Monster
Dr Daniel Mullensiefen – a music psychologist (how do we get that gig?) had this to say:
“Every musical hit is reliant on maths, science, engineering and technology; from the physics and frequencies of sound that determine pitch and harmony, to the hi-tech digital processors and synthesizers which can add effects to make a song more catchy.”
How much stock do you wanna put in this study? Probably not much. We probably wouldn’t want these “scientists” in charge of the next moon landing or curing cancer…but it’s fun to think there is some rhyme and reason behind why we like music
…and you may not sleep for a few months but it is SO worth it! They’ve got the ax from The Shining, an original draft of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a journal from Guillermo Del Toro, and so much MORE…just dont get all animated when you tell the staff about the attic door in your house that still scares you…. they will think you are weird and it will get awkward.
Click on your fav hotel caretaker for all exhibit details.
In the next logical step to milk EVERY PENNY from her dwindling fame, it’s been announced that Courtney Love will release a “tell all memoir” via William Morrow in the fall of 2012.
It is said to include a complete account of her life from childhood to now including her marriage to Kurt, time with Hole, acting career, flings with Billy Corgan and Edward Norton and much more.
Anthony Bozza is the poor sap that will work with Love as a co-writer.
“Courtney is one of the most fascinating and provocative artists of our time, one of those rare performers who continues to reinvent herself time and again throughout the arc of her career,” says a lady that’s important at Morrow
“It’s time for the public to hear her tell her story, as she lived it.”
The first question that comes screaming into my mind is WHAT MORE DOES COURTNEY LOVE HAVE TO TELL?!? followed quickly by WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT SHE SAYS!?!
For almost 2 decades this woman has “telling all” to anyone that will listen. Sometimes they’ve had a microphone, sometimes they’ve had a needle and most often they’ve just been the unfortunate soul in the room.
She’s said anything that will get her attention: true or false. Why would this be any different? Why would anyone buy a book consisting of whatever Courtney conjured up in the particular 5 minute span she decided to focus and put together a coherent thought. She’s got ZERO credibility.