Meeting People is Easy

News for June 12, 2000

by Jonathan on June 12, 2000

Jonny made an appearance at the official Radiohead message board yesterday and was asked about how big the tent would be that they will be bringing on tour with them this Fall. “We can get 10000 in, apparently,” Jonny said,”but it feels tiny. The reading festival tent in about 8000, if you know it, so it’s not much bigger.”

[thanks to Middi]

VH-1 wants you!
Here is a press release for a new show on VH-1:

A new television series called SOUND AFFECTS, which will begin airing on July 21st, is looking for inspirational stories about how a particular song or artist/band has affected your life.

We want to hear specific stories on how Radiohead’s music has inspired you, motivated you, helped you get through a rough situation, or served as a “soundtrack” through a profound or difficult time in your life. Are you where you are today because of a Radiohead song? We want to know how. The more detailed the story, the better the chance of getting contacted for an on-camera interview. Interviews will be held in Chicago June 24/25, Detroit June 27/28, Cleveland June 30, Austin July 2/3, Waco July 6, Dallas July 8, New York July 29/30, Los Angeles TBD. Please e-mail your stories, name, contact number, age, occupation, and city and state where you live to: SoundAffects@vh1.com . Check out http://www.vh1.com/soundaffects for info. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Thom in R.E.M. documentary
The Independent Film Channel is showing the R.E.M. documentary in which Thom makes an appearance. The documentary is called “This Way Up” and follows the band around during the making of their album Up and the Tibetan Freedom Concert in Washington DC in 1998. Thom is shown rehearsing with R.E.M., singing their song “Be Mine.”

Showtimes are:
Monday June 19, 2:30/1:30pm central
Friday June 23, 11/10am central
Saturday June 24, 4/3am central
Sunday June 25, 7/6pm central
Monday june 26, 5/4am central
[thanks to mARSHALL]

MPIE on Musique Plus
Canadian TV channel Musique Plus will be airing Meeting People is Easy on Wednesday June 14th, at 10:30 PM.
[thanks to Paul-Emile]

Thom’s site updated
Check out Thom’s page on the official Radiohead site. He’s updated it with some new pictures!

PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke
As we reported last month, it is rumored that PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke will be singing together on a track from Harvey’s new album, scheduled to be released later this year. NME is reporting that more credibility has been given to the rumor, and quotes a PJ Harvey site by saying that “there may just be some truth” to the rumor.

Stay tuned, as always, for more on this topic!

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News for June 6, 2000

by Jonathan on June 6, 2000

Lot’s of things going on with Radiohead… The band has been doing interviews and press conferences for the last week and today Jonny and Colin appeared on the German radio station Einslive. They talked about Muse, claiming that they had never heard their music, which is surprising because Muse is often compared to Radiohead.

Jonny and Colin also talked about the upcoming “tent tour” and mentioned that the album was finished and will be released in October. If anyone has anymore info about the interview, give me an email.

Meanwhile, tomorrow an interview with Colin will be aired on Radio21, a Belgian radio station. Colin originally gave the interview on May 29, 2000. The interview will air at 6 pm (GMT +1) on the show “5 Heures”. [from followmearound.com]

Another interview featuring Colin and Jonny appears in the newest issue of Humo, a Belgian magazine. The two talk about tour plans and some of the strange methods of which they used to record the new album. If anyone has this issue and is willing to translate the article, email me.

Thom is interviewed by The Frame. Go and read it at www.theframe.fsbusiness.co.uk/radiohead.html.
MPIE re-released on DVD

Grant Gee’s documentary that follows the band on their OK Computer tour of 1997 and 1998 will be re-released on DVD throughout Europe on Monday.

Glastonbury Man
BBC2 will be airing a documentary about Glastonbury organizer Michael Eavis. The show will broadcast at 7:50 pm on June 24, and will contain an interview with Thom Yorke, along with other artists.

You can read the full NME article by going to www.nme.com/newsdesk/20000605172720.html
[thanks to Neil]

Artwork for new album done
Stanley Donwood made an appearance on the official message board today and said that the artwork was finished:
“so we finished the artwork
and i feel very strange
:
[what happened to the last couple of years]
kind of pleased
kind of sad
overall though
its been a pleaure
i hope weve been fun
goodbye”

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News for May 5, 2000

by Jonathan on May 5, 2000

Change of Venue and Time for MPIE Tonight
Tonight’s showing of Meeting People is Easy has moved to another venue (about 5 minutes away from the one reported yesterday) and will be shown at a new time. The new location is at Mt Holyoke College, S. Hadley, Mass. The film will begin at 9:30 p.m. If you haven’t seen Meeting People is Easy yet, please go and see it!

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News for May 4, 2000

by Jonathan on May 4, 2000

Meeting People is Easy Showing at Amherst College

Grant Gee’s documentary and film about Radiohead and their OK Computer tour of 1997/98 will be showing at the Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The film will be showing tomorrow night (May 05) at midnight. (check above for update)

(thanks to Amanda)

Another Attempt at TRL
Members of the official Radiohead message board are organizing another attempt to get MTV to play a Radiohead video on their popular request show, Total Request Live. This time, however, the video for “Just” will be the one to vote for. The plan is to have everyone vote on May 11, and you can vote by going to the TRL page at MTV.com at http://www.mtv.com/sendme.tin?page=/mtv/tubescan/trl99_new/.

TRL airs daily at 3:30 p.m. (ET)

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News for May 2, 2000

by Jonathan on May 2, 2000

Meeting People is Easy on Sundance Channel

The Sundance Channel will be showing the critically acclaimed Radiohead tour documentary/film 9 times this month. If you haven’t seen it, definitely check it out! The times are:

Friday, May 5: 8:00 AM & 5:30 PM
Thursday, May 11: 10:30 AM & 7:25 PM
Monday May 15: 9:00 AM & 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 20: 11:00 AM
Tuesday, May 30: 2:00 PM & 4:30 AM.

All times above are in Eastern time. If you don’t have the Sundance Channel, call your local cable or satellite company.

Radiohead #2!

Radiohead’s OK Computer was listed as #2 in a recent poll of the “100 Greatest British Albums Ever” by music writers for Q, a British music magazine. They were beat only by the Beatles. Here’s the top ten:

1. Revolver – The Beatles
2. OK Computer – Radiohead
3. Exile on Main Street – Rolling Stones
4. London Calling – The Clash
5. A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
6. Astral Weeks – Van Morrison
7. The Beatles (the White Album) – The Beatles
8. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis
9. Blue Lines – Massive Attack
10. Never Mind The Bollocks – Sex Pistols

Congrats goes to Radiohead!
You can see the rest of the poll in the newest issue of Q magazine.

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News for January 5, 2000

by Jonathan on January 5, 2000

Well, a new year! Just think, I can now say that the new album will be released this year! OK, enough!

The Grammy nominees were announced yesterday and Radiohead has been nominated for their tour documentary, Meeting People is Easy. The film is nominated for the Best Long Form Music Video award. Other nominees include:

Don’t Stop (Gloria Estefan), The Making of “Ride With Bob” (Asleep at the Wheel), Band of Gypsys – Live at the Fillmore East (Jimi Hendrix), and Popmart – Live From Mexico City (U2).

You can catch the Grammy Awards this February 23, 2000. The complete list of nominees is listed here.

And now for the polls…
Amazon.com recently featured their “Best of the Millennium” poll and Radiohead’s OK Computer came in at #20.
French monthly mag Rock & Folk has their “Ideal Record Collection of the Century.” OK Computer, along with other released albums, were chosen for the best of 1997. [thanks Xavier]
Canada’s music channel, MuchMusic, has Radiohead’s “Just” #12 in their top 100 videos of the century. [thanks Michael]
MTV Asia has four Radiohead videos in their top 200 list: “Just” (#94), “Fake Plastic Trees” (#84), “Street Spirit” (#52), “Paranoid Android” (#40), “Karma Police” (#34), and “No Surprises” (#4). [thanks to Dave]

And finally, the Jubilee 2000 Coalition has recently put out the “People’s Millennium Write-down Book,” a book in which people can write down their feelings about debt in the third world. Thom, who supports Jubilee 2000, wrote this in the book:

ÏAAAAAAARGH Dinosaurs are roaming the earth. Stop them before they destroy us all !!!!! Please realise we the population of this planet are very concerned about the faceless unaccountable forces now ruling the planet like giant cranes roaming the earth kalasnikovs in hand killing indiscriminately. Please help us… thank you.”

You too can sign the book and show your support for this important organization. There are many locations throughout the UK in which you can sign it. Go here for the locations. You can also sign it online here.

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