Our heart goes out to all the families who lost loved ones in today’s cowardly attack in the United States.
After seeing the Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal shows, Green Plastic is taking a week vacation and will not be back until sometime late next week. We had a great time at the shows and even had a chance to meet the band and talk with them afterwards. It was also nice to meet Beryl from FMA!
Jonathan is included in a small article in the current issue of Spin magazine so make sure to check that out!
Also, while you’re here…. Please vote for Green Plastic in this year’s Online Music Awards! Last year we got 2nd runner-up thanks to your votes! Just click the button below! Thanks!
See you next week!
There is an article at Digital Music Weekly which talks about the Online promotion for Amnesiac. The article also has a small interview piece with a certain Green Plastic Webmaster. *blushes* 🙂
You can read the full NME interview with Thom here.
Also from the NME:
Radiohead are to appear on ‘Top of the Pops’. The band will record a live version their forthcoming single ‘Pyramid Song’ at a filming in west London later today (May 17). In addition, they will also record a version of ‘Knives Out’, the track which is strongly rumoured to be the second single from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Amnesiac’, released on June 4 via Parlophone. It is expected that neither track will feature on this week’s edition of the popular BBC chart show, broadcast every Friday from 7.30pm – instead the songs will be used in a future broadcast.”
Read the article here.
There is a review of Amnesiac at stopsmiling.net
There are going to be some Amnesiac listening parties in Canada on May 24. Right now we only know of two so hopefully there will be more announced soon. One will be happening at the Coliseum Movie Theater in Ottawa. The other will at the Famous Players Paramount Theatre in Toronto where you need to bring in a non-perishable food item in order to get in. It starts at 11pm.
The third and final show last night was simply amazing. I got there really early and had to stand in the line in the rain forever, but it was well worth it.
I got to talk to Mel again before the show. It’s so good to be able to put a face on someone you know from the internet!
The show was wonderful. That’s all I have to say about it. I will write a much more detailed review when I get back into San Francisco tomorrow. Plus, I have a ton of pics to share!
Well… I really thought that Saturday’s show was remarkable and unbeatable – Then there was last night. All I have to say is that the energy in that tent and on that stage last night was somewhat of a paranormal experience. I have never been in an audience like that before, where everyone was moving along, up and down, left and right, with the flow of the music.
The show last night has left me speechless. The band had a great vibe about them and all looked happy to be there.
I got to the show a little earlier than the night before because I wanted to check out Clinic, the supporting band. After picking up my tickets, we headed over to the w.a.s.t.e. tent and marveled over the merchandise again. As I was looking at the wide selection of shirts, I recognized a face behind the gate selling t-shirts. I quickly realized it was the famous Mel from w.a.s.t.e. She’s the one that looks after all of us RH fans and has grown in popularity with the fans. Her late night visits to the radiohead message board give us all someone “official” to talk to. I yelled out “Mel” and she quickly turned around. I told her who I was and she smiled and we shook hands. I have talked to her before and I can say that she is just as pleasant and nice in person as she is on the internet and on the phone. She was busy so we ended the conversation short. I’m sure I’ll see her again tonight.
Clinic was okay. I think I was too excited to see RH again that Clinic didn’t do much for me. My friend and I managed to get in to the front area and were maybe 6 or 7 feet away from the security fence in front of the stage. We had a perfect view of Jonny’s toybox area with all his goodies.
Clinic had a short set and then there was the 40 minute wait for Radiohead. At 8 o’clock, the band finally came on and went straight into “Optimistic.” You could tell right away that they had much more energy and that the show was going to be brilliant.
From there on they played most of the regular set list songs, including “National Anthem,” “Street Spirit,” “How to Disappear Completely,” “Karma Police,” plus countless others. Once I get the set list staright, I’ll post it up.
I had my camera with me and took some great shots, especially of Jonny. Once I get back home, I’ll upload them.
While in the audience, I met some great people. I just want to give a quick shout-out to Alex, a guy I was standing next to who I’ve actually communicated in the past with via email. My friend Brian was asking people what their favorite RH sites were, and many said Follow Me Around and Green Plastic. He would quickly point to me and say “this is the guy that runs Green Plastic!” I, of course, was slightly embarrassed with the attention but it was interesting to meet the people that you communicate with on a daily basis.
Well, I’m off to do some sight seeing now. I will be attending the final show tonight and am looking forward to it. My body still hasn’t adjusted to the time zone here. It’s still 5am back in San Francisco.
I will post again tomorrow!
I arrived in London yesterday at around 1pm local time. My flight was a very uncomfortable 10 hour journey from San Francisco. I couldn’t sleep at all because I was sitting between two larger guys who didn’t believe in sharing the arm rests.
Anyway. I met up with my friend Brian and we left Heathrow airport on the tube. We were sitting there and I saw this guy next to us listening to one of those Sony Musiclips. At first I thought it was something else but then I noticed it had the modified Radiohead bear on it! I quickly asked him about it and he said that he does some record producing and got the clip cause he knew the right people. He mentioned he met Ed last July and even told him how great the fan sites where. I told him I ran Green Plastic and he was very cool and said he knew of it and visits it regularly. His name was Alvaro and was from Portugal.
We finally got to the Harlingford House in Russel Square. I couldn’t believe how small the hotel was! It was very nice, though.
We left for the park shortly after checking in. It took us forever to find the place.
Once there, I was amazed at the beauty of the tent. It was tremendous! We got there right when Clinic was on but I wanted to head on over to the w.a.s.t.e. tent so we missed their set. They had lots of goodies for sale there! Posters, rain ponchos, t-shirts, etc… I tried to look for Mel from w.a.s.t.e. but couldn’t find her. Maybe tonight.
After spending too much on merchandise, we headed to the main tent. Radiohead came on at 8 and started with the National Anthem. I cannot say enough good things about how great the sound set up was there. It was amazing! The band sounded great and played most of the same stuff from earlier tent shows. I’ll post a set list up soon, a long with some pictures.
We met some great people, including two girls from South Africa. Just want to say “Hi” to Amanda and Pippa!
Some highlights: Thom seemed pissed at first and didn’t talk. He said “I’m not talking tonight cause enough crap has been said already.”
How to Disappear was completely beautiful. I had goose bumps everywhere!
During Karma Police, Thom messed up the second verse by singing the first verse over again.
Idioteque was spectacular. Thom was everywhere, exuberant and dancing all around the stage. What a great song!
Well, I’ve got to go. Even though it’s raining, I’ll still be at tonight’s show. If any of you out there wants to say hi, please do! I’ll be wearing a navy blue Portishead t shirt and possibly a yellow w.a.s.t.e. rain poncho!
Another entry will come tomorrow!