Colin Greenwood

Oh, and by the way, webcast tonight

by Jonathan on August 28, 2008

A note was posted on Dead Air Space today hinting to a possible webcast coming soon. Our guess is that it will be tonight’s show in Santa Barbara.

Now wouldn’t that be amazing?

Stay tuned to DAS….

UPDATE: Yup, it’s official. Webcast tonight!

From Colin:
Hello! To celebrate the end of a brilliant tour, we’re going to webcast the last show here in America. We’ll be playing live in Santa Barbara, at the Bowl. It’s one of our favourite places to play; I think we’ve ended tours there before, once even playing a cover of ‘ cinnamon girl ‘. It’s not too big, in fact it’s very intimate, a small arena with a dirt floor, set in pretty countryside. It should be a special night, for lots of reasons, and we’re going to try and share as much of it as we can on the webcast. Nigel, our producer, will be helping out getting it to you, so if it goes wrong….It’s live!

Thank you so much to everyone who’s come and seen us this year; it has truly been the most special and exciting tour for all of us.

Webcast details to follow…
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Colin

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Greenwood News

by Jonathan on July 31, 2008

The brothers Greenwood are in the news today. First up, it was announced on music composer James Lavino’s MySpace blog that Colin Greenwood is contributing to the soundtrack of the Alex Karposvksy’s film Woodpecker. The soundtrack is apparently out now digitally and the film has been making the festival rounds since March.

In other news, Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver is making its West Coast debut on August 21 at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre. As you may know, Greenwood won the 2006 BBC British Composer Awards for this piece. As Pitchfork reports, Popcorn is billed as having “surprise guests” so it could be that Jonny may actually be part of the performance since the band will be in San Francisco the day after for the Outside Lands Festival. This is just a guess and not by any means official.

More about the performance:

JONNY GREENWOOD: POPCORN SUPERHET RECEIVER
THE MAGIK*MAGIK ORCHESTRA
BENJAMIN SHWARTZ, CONDUCTOR
JOAN JEANRENAUD, CELLO
WILLIAM WINANT, PERCUSSION

Our San Francisco debut and the surprise finale of the 2007-08 season. The night before Radiohead takes the stage at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, Wordless Music will present the West Coast premiere of Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver for string orchestra. Conductor Benjamin Shwartz will lead the Magik*Magik Orchestra in a program of music by Arvo Part, a major influence on the music of Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead, along with Bay Area composers Fred Frith, Mason Bates, and John Adams. Tickets on sale via cityboxoffice.com.

(thanks to Pitchfork and AtEase)

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Radiohead vs Ride in football

by Jonathan on July 19, 2008

We were sent a clip from an upcoming documentary about the Oxford music scene called “Local Support.” Jon Spira, the creator of the documentary, explains the clip:

I’m currently in post production on a feature length documentary I’m making about the history of the Oxford music scene. Obviously Radiohead feature quite prominently in it and have been very supportive, I’ve interviewed Ed, Colin and their manager Chris Hufford at length about their early days. I’ve put an interesting outtake up on youtube from my interview with Nigel Powell.

Anyway, I just thought you’d like to know, the film will talk about the band’s origins in their own words and those of their friends/contemporaries. If all things go to plan, there should be some mouthwatering unseen archival footage too.

There is a facebook group to stay up to date on all the news at… http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9710396642

Check out the clip below, where Nigel remembers a football match between members of Radiohead and another Oxford band you should know, Ride.

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Happy Birthday Colin!

by Jonathan on June 26, 2008

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(photo from Remedios Varo)

Just wanted to wish our favorite bassist a Happy Birthday! Hope you’re getting some rest today, Coz!

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Word MagazineIf you get a chance, check out this great interview The Word did with the band. Here’s a snippet:

What do people most often get wrong about Radiohead?

Thom Yorke: We play up to the tortuous thing a bit too much. It’s not quite like that in the band. But also, this idea that there’s some sort of masterplan, that we’ve got some sort of clue what we’re doing… We haven’t.

Ed O’Brien: I used to think that maybe people didn’t know that there’s actually a great sense of humour in the band. But maybe the webcasts and a few of the things we did last year show that we’re not entirely super-serious all the time. You can’t do what we do without humour. It’s a lot easier to be melancholic in music. We struggle with songs of joy. That’s the tough part.

Phil Selway: People have got a pretty accurate take on us, I think. It can be uncomfortable because some of those takes are less than flattering, but they’re probably valid. You know, po-faced and over-serious… fair point, really. People are starting to pick up on the more playful side of Radiohead, which we hope has come to the fore in the past few years but, you know, no smoke without fire.

Jonny Greenwood: That we’re grumpy. People confuse the work with the people who make it. We’re not necessarily like our songs. Also I think they misunderstand Thom, and how really tiresomely energetic and enthusiastic he can be. Even when the rest of us are flagging, he’s the one with the energy and the excitement who’s saying, “Come on, this sounds amazing, what you’re doing is great.” That’s really good for us and I don’t think anyone knows it.
Read the rest…

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That’s right. Point your Quicktime players to this link and enjoy. Right now Colin and Nigel are at the turntables.
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UPDATE 12:00 PM PT: Looks like it is over. Word is on the street is that this was just a practice round to test equipment. Regardless, Colin and Nigel played a bunch of music and danced around. The real webcast is expected to be happening on Friday.

Here are some more screen captures:
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