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What an evening (or afternoon if you’re like me still at work)! Radiohead just finished up their webcast, entitled “Thumbs Down”, just a while ago. Everything went pretty smooth until the very end when the sound went out right before the band went on to perform their final song. Mel over at w.a.s.t.e. says that they are hopefully going to put it up so we can view again and this time hear it.

In case you missed it, the evening featured each one of the band members spinning their favorite tracks, mixed in with some funny little videos and live performances. Here’s the list of all the songs spun:

Burial – Near Dark
MIA – Pull Up the People
Tomas Anderson – Happy Happy
!!! – Heart of Hearts
Kings of Leon – My Party
AFD- Model Apprentice
Jorge Ben – Take It Easy My Brother Charlie
Les Baxter – The Ancient Galleon
Kenny Rogers – Just Dropped In
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbin’
Squarepusher – My Red Hot Car
Bauhaus – Bella Lugosi’s Dead
Iron and Wine – Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
Bonnie Prince Billy – Lessons from What’s Poor
Asian Dub Foundation – Naxalite
Ray Charles – It should’ve Been Me
Juana Molina – Micael
Fela Kuti & the Africa 70 – Alu Jon Jonki Jon
And here’s a list of the songs the band performed:
Faust Arp (Thom and Jonny on a hill in the countryside)
The Headmaster Ritual (Smith’s cover)
Jigsaw Falling Into Place (Recorded in the studio with the band all wearing helmets with cameras attached to them)
Ceremony (Joy Division / New Order cover)
Unravel (Bjork cover, recorded earlier)

The band went to play a final song but the sound cut out. Unfortunately, we do not know what song it was.

Other highlights of the evening include a clip of the movie Se7en where Thom’s head is in the box (replacing Gwenyth Paltrow’s) singing “15 Step”, Ed reciting “The Burial of Sir John Moore After Corunna” by Charles Wolfe, Adam informing us that Thom is “rebranding” his image so that people don’t think he’s so “miserable”, and Stanley drawing on the chalkboard.

We hope to have video up to show you soon. It sounds as if the band will be posting it up on their site as well so those of you that missed it can see.

By Jonathan

New York, NY