Now that you found it, it's gone
Confession time. Back in the day, I used to belong to the Radiohead mailing list, an intense little branch called "The Convoy."* Most of the time I lurked, completely bewildered and petrified by the all-around snark, but I stuck around because sometimes the writing was really fabulous. Not just about the Oxford boys but whatever was out at the time. I discovered some wonderful music because of those faceless, weirdly monikered internet voices.
Haven't thought of those guys in years, but I did today when Nude came on. That's a song that's been floating around the Radiohead ether forever it seems. Hadn't wanted to look at the tracklisting for the new record, I'm not one of those people, so I was surprised as anything when it came on. What would the old skool superfans make of the airy and delicate version on In Rainbows? It makes me want to be ten years younger so I could read their thoughts again. I dedicate today's selection to them.
Purchase In Rainbows by Radiohead.
PS I wonder if this means Big Boots (Man O War) will finally show up on a record. Hmmm...(drifts off on another nostalgia trip)
* Street Spirit is supposedly about The Convoy. I don't know if I bought it at the time but it was cool to imagine myself as a one of those row-houses.