It looks as if a few Radiohead fans are starting up a movement to have the video made for “Lucky” appear on MTV’s Total Request Live on May 2, 2000. What can you do? Simple. On May 2 go to MTV.com and click on the “TRL” section of the site. From there, go to the “Play My Song” bit. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a place to enter in a video not listed.
Not much is going on. Here is a list of upcoming Radiohead specials on TV:
August 13, 1999 – Radiohead’s performance on “Later With Jools Holland” will air on BBC America (BBCA) at 11 pm & 4 am Est.
August 14, 1999- MTV America will be re-airing the “120 Minutes of Radiohead” special that includes the TV edit of Meeting People is Easy at 11pm Est. This could change.
August 18, 1999 – “Raw Interview With Radiohead” on M2. This is what it said at the official site: Radiohead in some rare interview footage featuring Thom Yorke talking about his fear of flying nuns on a video shoot. 60 minute footage. 9 pm Est.
Radiohead’s Ok Computer was named as one of Spin Magazine’s 90 Greatest Albums of the ’90s in the most recent issue. Here is the top ten:
1. Nirvana – Nevermind
2. Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
3. PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
4. Beck – Odelay
5. Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
6. Hole – Live Through This
7. Bjork – Post
8. Dr. Dre – The Chronic
9. Radiohead – Ok Computer
10. The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
According to MTV, the re-broadcast of 120 Minutes of Radiohead will “hopefully” air Saturday, August 14, at 11pm Eastern. The special, which originally aired last May, contains a TV version of Radiohead’s film Meeting People is Easy, along with a hour of videos and live performances. Definitely worth checking out. If the date changes, I’ll post it here.
Those of you that set your VCR’s to tape the “120 Minutes of Radiohead” rebroadcast on MTV last Saturday are probably upset because the special never aired. Instead you got “Say What? Karaoke.” Matt Pinfield apologized on 120 Minutes Sunday and said that the special will air again soon. Stay tuned…
The magazine Entertainment Weekly is running a best music of all time poll on their website. Radiohead is nominated for best modern group, most underrated artist, best modern album (Ok Computer), and best modern song (Creep). You can vote by clicking here. The results will be printed in the May 21 issue.
Did anyone see last Sunday’s episode of the FOX sitcom Family Guy? They had a nice reference to Radiohead.
Meg: So you like music?
Boy: Oh yeah, I sure do. I like Garbage and Phish and Blur…
Meg: Oh really.
Boy: Yeah, I DON’T LISTEN TO WHAT THE CORPORATIONS WANT ME TOO!!!
Boy: I also like Radiohead.
There’s an article at MTV about the addition of “Meeting People is Easy” dates.
For those of you expecting to see the Radiohead special on 120 Minutes last Sunday, try again on May 16. It’s been moved. More details below.
Finally, The Radiohead box set that I mentioned a while back called “Good Karma” is not a collection of b-sides but rather contains:
a cd sized 100 page book
long sleeve radiohead t-shirt
my iron lung cd5
karma police cd5
I have no idea if it’s available. Amazon.com lists it as not released yet.
From the Radiohead Announce List:
“Some official news on the new album. The band have been in a stately home in Gloucestershire (as they did in Bath for the last album) since April 12th recording stuff with producer Nigel Godrich for the next LP. There’s no idea how many songs they’re working on yet – it’s still early days, but they have got tons of stuff down from their demoing in France, Denmark and on the road with their mobile studio.”
Due to the spectacular response of the recent showing of “Meeting People is Easy” in selected cities, Capitol Records and Seventh Art Releasing have added additional screenings of the Radiohead film Meeting People Is Easy in Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Ithaca and Seattle, with additional markets to be confirmed. The film premiered at Austin’s South By Southwest music conference in March, and was held over for extra weekends in Los Angeles and New York after all scheduled screenings sold out and fans had to be turned away.
Here are the new dates:
- April 30 – May 6 Boston MA – Brattle Theatre 10pm (WBCN will
be sponsoring the May 3rd screening.)
- May 1-2 Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Film Festival: Cleveland Cinemateque
- May 2 Detroit, MI – 89X Screening: The Magic Bag – Doors at 8pm
- May 7-8 Detroit, MI – Main Art Theatre – midnight shows
- May 13, 14, 16 Ithaca, NY – Cornell Cinema 9pm
- June 11-12 Seattle, WA – Egyptian Theatre – midnight
Guess what?!! The U.S. video release of MPIE has been pushed back again. It will be released on May 18 on video and DVD. You can preorder it today at amazon.com. The 120 Minutes special on MTV focusing on Radiohead has been moved to May 16 at 11pm Central. They will be airing the television version of “Meeting People is Easy” as well as lots of RH videos and other goodies. Set your VCR.
Thom is apparently performing a solo set at the annual Tibetan Freedom Concert in June. This year’s concert will be held in four cities around the world and Thom will be doing an acoustic set in Amsterdam. The date is June 13 at the Rai Parkhalle. The band won’t be joining because it would disrupt recording of the new album.