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St. Louis - Radiohead - May 2008

I took the Megabus from Cincinnati, through Indianapolis to Chicago, then on to St. Louis this past Wednesday.

We arrived at Union Station where I made a new friend, Keeyon, who is a transplanted Chicagoan from St. Louis. Since he couldn't get in touch with his friend in town to bring her out to the concert, we decided to hang out for the day. He & I had ridden the Megabus from Chicago and we wondered just how many had come on the bus with the express interest of seeing Radiohead in St. Louis - we figured probably about 50%.

Anyway, we both have an affinity for THE MOST AWESOME band, Radiohead! We were, like, so stoked, OKAY?!?!

My favorite band of all-time is now Radiohead, supplanting The Cure in my affections after a good 21-year-long run (sorry, Robert Smith). I've always liked Radiohead, from the start of Johnny Greenwood's wondrous crunchy guitar sound in Creep to OK Computer (Paranoid Android is my fave song of all time) to the fantabulousness of Hail to the Thief. But when their latest CD, IN RAINBOWS, came out I knew they were the greatest band around. LOVE THEM!!

Michael Stipe of the band "Radiohead are so good, they scare me" (when they opened for R.E.M. for their '95 tour). And Chris Martin of Coldplay said ""Being voted the world's sexiest vegetarian is about as cool as it gets. It's not quite as cool as Brad Pitt, but it'll do. Those have been the two biggest challenges of my life: trying to follow Radiohead, and trying to follow Brad Pitt." Not bad press from some of the best in the music industry, eh?!?

Johnny Greenwood, lead guitarist, recently scored the soundtrack for the film There Will Be Blood (thanks to the inimitable Tim Daoust for the info!), garnering himself a Critic's Choice Award. It would've possibly earned a nom for the Academy Awards but was knocked out of that possibility due to use of bits from "Popcorn Superhet Receiver"; they refuse "scores diluted by the use of tracked themes or other pre-existing music." Feh.

For the kidlets, they can hear 2 Radiohead members, Greenwood & Phil Selway (drummer), in The Weird Sisters band on the soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; the full version of the Yule Ball segment is included in an extended scene on the 2-disc DVD.


When i'm at the pearly gates
This'll be on my videotape
My videotape

When Mephistopheles is just beneath
And he's reaching up to grab me

This is one for the girl I date
And I have it all here
In red blue green
In red blue green

You are my centre when I spin away
Out of control on videotape
On videotape
On videotape
On videotape

This is my way of saying goodbye
Because I can't do it face to face
I'm talking to you
After it's too late
From my videotape

No matter what happens now
You shouldn't be afraid
Because I know today has been
The most perfect day i've ever seen


Videotape from the CD IN RAINBOWS by Radiohead
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Radiohead - St. Louis - May 14, 2008