Friday, June 08, 2007

Echuta?!? How Rude!


Radiohead "Skttrbrain (Four Tet Remix)"

Radiohead "Paperbag Writer"

Upon performing my weekly rounds at Amoeba (where I drop at least a dime on unnecessary cd purchases) a few visits ago I came across this Radiohead release. With its cryptic title and confusing japanese sidebar, I wondered if I was in the middle of one of those boring dreams where nothing really exciting happens. Except you end up meeting Robert Palmer and talk about sea urchins. Then you wake up and curse your boring life where even your dreams are banal. This was no dream however. I passed because of its high price tag.

Then just today, during my latest trip to the record store I found it in the new release used bin, a treasure trove for dorks like me who impulsively swoop up anything they might remotely be interested in just cause its at a reduced price. I swear to god now I know how women feel when they're shopping for clothes because I'm the same way with music.

Anyway, I don't know where most of the tracks on Com Lag came from, a few of them are live versions of tracks from the mighty Hail To The Thief. All in all it's a nice little Radiohead compilation for fans only. I dig the sparseness of Paperbag Writer and Skttrbrain here. Radiohead is using so many bleeps and bloops that they've just named R2-D2 the seventh member of the group. The sixth member, of course, is YOU. THE AUDIENCE!

Give yourselves a hand.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

1985 was a milestone year for Palmer. After Duran Duran went on hiatus, their guitarist Andy Taylor and bassist John Taylor joined renowned session drummer and former Chic member Tony Thompson and Palmer to form the band Power Station. Their eponymous album, recorded mostly at the New York studio for which the band was named, reached the Top 20 in the UK and the US and spawned two hit singles with "Some Like It Hot" and a cover of the T. Rex song "Get It On". Palmer performed live with the band only once that year, on Saturday Night Live. The band toured, and even played Live Aid, with singer Michael Des Barres after Palmer bowed out at the last moment to go back into the studio to further his newly revitalized solo career. It proved to be a good choice for Palmer.Sea urchins are members of the phylum Echinodermata, which also includes starfish, sea cucumbers, brittle stars, and crinoids. Like other echinoderms they have fivefold symmetry (called pentamerism) and move by means of hundreds of tiny, transparent, adhesive "tube feet". The pentamerous symmetry is not obvious at a casual glance but is easily seen in the dried shell of the urchin.Dreams have a long history both as a subject of conjecture and as a source of inspiration. Throughout their history, people have sought meaning in dreams. They have been described physiologically as a response to neural processes during sleep, psychologically as reflections of the subconscious, and spiritually as messages from God or predictions of the future.

Oneiromancy deals with the use of dreams for divination. In ancient Judeo-Christianity: in the Tanakh, Jacob, Joseph and Daniel are given the ability to interpret dreams by Yahweh; in the New Testament, divine inspiration comes as a dream to Saint Joseph, the husband of Mary, when the Angel Gabriel spoke to him in a dream and told him that the baby Mary was carrying was the Son of God. After the visit of the Three Wise Men to them in Bethlehem, an angel appeared to him and told him to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt for their safety. The angel appeared again in a dream to tell him when it was safe to return to Israel. The story of Saint Patrick and his conversion of the people of Ireland also features dreaming. When Patrick was enslaved in Antrim he was told by God in a dream that there was a boat waiting in Wicklow to bring him back to his homeland.



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