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This is the song that really helped me “get” Radiohead. This and “Planet Telex” were the soundtrack to the summer of 1996 for me. I played this song constantly.
I have a photo of me drinking a beer with Ed O’Brien from that summer. I need to dig that up.
I shudder to think at how many photos I shot over the past 12 months. To give you an idea, here’s a list of some of the bands I shot in 2008: Editors, Buffalo Tom, Fiery Furnaces, Super Furry Animals (twice), Angels & Airwaves, From The Jam, Say Hi, Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige, Ra Ra Riot, John Vanderslice, Stephen Malkmus, Jens Lekmen, The Dodos, The Big Sleep, Les Savy Fav, The City Veins (twice), Robbers on High Street, The Cure, Finger 11, Seether, Live, Chevelle, Liars, Radiohead, Pela, Modest Mouse, R.E.M., Ted Leo, Pearl Jam, 20+ bands at Whartscape, The Dirt Bombs, Spiritualized (twice), The Cool Kids (twice), Redman & Method Man, Ghostface & Raekwon, Q-Tip (twice), Nas, De la Soul, We Are Scientists (twice), Nine Inch Nails, Iggy & the Stooges, Lil’ Wayne, Paramore, Underworld, Duffy & many more at the Virgin Mobile Festival in Baltimore, Title Tracks, The Hold Steady, Jana Hunter (twice), Thao Nguyen & TGDSD, The Jonas Brothers, Shudder to Think (twice) Stereophonics, The Kooks, Oasis (twice-kind of), Paul Weller (twice), Silversun Pickups, Stereolab, The Black Kids, James, David Byrne, New Kids on the Block, Lykke Li, Cold War Kids, The Whigs, Kings of Leon, Smashing Pumpkins, Usher, Vampire Weekend, Nada Surf and Ryan Adams.
And that’s not counting the Washington Wizards, Washington Kastles, Legg Mason Tennis Tournament, 20+ D.C. United games and all the photos of my cat. But I’m not complaining. Just the opposite in fact. I hope to do it bigger and better in 2009. I can sleep later.
Here are a few of my faves from 2008.
Robert Smith of The Cure
Michael Stipe of R.E.M.
The first in a series of posts showcasing my eternal appreciation for the fine art of the perfect backing vocal. Nailing the backing vocal is the easiest and best way to take me to musical nirvana.
Just listen here as Ed transforms “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” as he comes in when Thom sings “Turn me on to phantoms / I follow to the edge of the earth” at the 2:11 mark.
[mp3] Radiohead | Weird Fishes/Arpeggi (live 8/22/08)
I really love this version of “Jigsaw Falling Into Place” from the Scotch Mist webcast. It was cool to hear this tune @ Nissan, but I’m still bitter they played it instead of “There There.”
“All I Need” is pretty great too. I noticed the other day that I generally space out on this song when I listen to it on my headphones until they get to the end and the wall of sound bit comes in.