Satellite Transmissions From The Head
We're not known to complain, but it seems kind of unfair that older
generations got Richard Lester, D.A. Pennebaker, and Jean Luc Godard
to document the seminal music makers of their time while people
our age got stuck with Larry Mullen, Jr blubbering at Elvis' grave.
It looks like this potentially destructive trait skips a generation
with the DVD arrival of Radiohead's Meeting People is Easy.
This is the film for misanthropes and music fans alike. Watch Radiohead
suffer through inane junket patter and you, too, might resign from
that crazy rock star dream of yours (you know, the one where you're
singing an all-star rendition of "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights"
with everyone that's ever appeared on VH-1's Behind the Music").
See the rarely-spied behind the scenes of the Letterman show. Watch
a European audience sing the first verse of "Creep" then hear lead
singer Thom Yorke join in like it's the last time he's ever going
to sing that damn song again. (RTC note to casting directors-With
his alfalfa hair and voodoo bug-eye, how could you pass up casting
Thom Yorke as a psychotic mastermind? It makes good sense.)
Listen up, all of you fools that paid nighttime prices to see Sign
of the Times, here is your reward from the Karma Police.