stop press: radiohead
astronomer extraordinaire, sir patrick moore.
Tonight is a minor cause for celebration for many Glaswegian citizens, namely Radiohead\’s \”Gig On The Green\”. Even my son\’s mother is hosting a special party in honor of the festivities, given that her new flat\’s location overlooks the very park hosting this wonderful live event.
There is only one small problem, so far as I am concerned. I am not inordinately fond of this group.
Many hold them if not in awe, certainly in great esteem. For a lot of those persons, Radiohead are the new Pink Floyd. I ask myself why this is the case. If Largactyl is your cup of tea, then it is highly possible you might be predisposed to their unearthly dullness. Yes, their oeuvre is painstakingly produced and crafted. The word dishwater immediately springs to mind. I just can\’t find it in my heart to like them, and in the words of my Californian dwelling friend, Jon – with regards Big Star – I\’ve tried.
So be it. I was seriously thinking of posting at least one track from this hugely popular band, but in the end I decided it would be a completely empty gesture. An upright finger is infinitely more my style.
And so, in the immortal – if not altogether hilarious – words of Monty Python\’s Flying Circus : \”and now for something completely different\”.
Me, I\’d rather watch the Sky At Night.
▼ ANOUAR BRAHEM (WITH JAN GARBAREK ; SHAUKAT HUSSEIN): JORON from \”Madar\” CD (ECM) 1992 (Tunisia)