Monday, October 5, 2009

A week of epic encounters

Last night, a Brit changed my life. Who you may ask. None other than the Thom Yorke, lead singer and lyricist of Radiohead fame. His solo show in downtown Los Angeles at the recently rehabbed 1920's Orpheum Theatre, complete with Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers as his bass player, was none other than fascinating, awe-inspiring, sinfully delicious, tactile dance music. Words can not describe the epic-ness of this show.

1. Who knew Thom Yorke could dance? And when I say dance, I mean get dooooown. The man knows how to move his hips.

2. We already knew Flea knew how to boogie, but what about Nigel, Radiohead's producer? He had it going on to in the background for sure.

3. A sure way to get a crowd to get up from their plush seats is to tell them you must dance.

The syncopated rhythms, the off-kilter drum beats, the pervasive bass, the lack of guitar at many points, Yorke's powerful keys playing, his unbelievable tenor a la vibrato voice, the beautiful lights flashing different vivid colors behind them, and the overall atmosphere of omg we are the 2000 most on top of our game music enthusiasts who managed to get tickets before they sold out within a day all added up to probably one of the top 3 concerts I have ever witnessed.

Yet to be named, Thom Yorke's side project changed my life. Not to mention the Anne Hathaway sighting (she was pretty wasted if you ask me), the short blurb of conversation with Edward Norton (he mistook me for his friend) and the awkward exchange with Woody Harrelson (thanking him for his participation in FUEL) and the "oh, you're Tobey Maguire, hi, nice to meet you" complete with a handshake (good god i am strange) bit, it was a night of nights. Thanks D Mo!!!!

Song of the day: The Eraser by Thom Yorke

Environmental posting too big to be included, plus Thom Yorke deserves his own post. More to come later today!


1 comment:

  1. I should add a link to my recording of two yet to be released Radiohead songs that Thom Yorke sang at the show.

    the songs are Open the Floodgates and Super Collider