Thursday, August 20, 2009

dear radiohead: everything you do is perfect.

the new radiohead music is making my heart do a lovesick dancey dance and skip around like a hummingbird's wings.

radiohead will always have a rather large chunk of my heart. they are forever embedded in countless memories of mine -- happy ones and terrifying ones and painful ones. all of the important ones. somehow, strange as it sounds, radiohead always seemed to be present in many of those really poignant moments in my past. their music is also intertwined with the most intimate friendships in my life. the first radiohead song that sucked me in and spun me around was "motion picture soundtrack". it was late at night, we slid into taryn's car, and it was the first song that played on the stereo. that track in particular is haunting and gorgeous and scary and hopeful and hopeless all at the same time. the first time i heard it, everything around me kind of just exploded and turned into something different, new, and wonderful. my perspective on everything changed.

radiohead was also usually the background noise for all of our road trips, filled with expectation and conversation. they were also the background noise for silent car rides when we all felt heavy and speechless. the few times that we were fortunate enough to see them live, they painted pictures so vivid in our heads with their music that it felt like we were tripping (even when we weren't).

one of the new tracks, "harry patch (in memory of)", literally makes my skin tingle. "these are my twisted words" makes me want to jump around and dance like an idiot with a ridiculously goofy grin on my face (and that's exactly what i did earlier this evening ;).

i also really, truly, very desperately want to get this shirt for sage (and i will, oh i will!) :

le sigh le sigh le sigh :). looking forward to more new radiohead music. get your fix at


Danielle-lee said...

I loooooooove Radiohead! I feel like Muse sounds like them a bit too. And omg, I love that shirt! I want, I want!

E.J. said...

Good post! This is the kind of thing I don't listen to often but that I always enjoy when I do. I'll have to check out more.

yoga ninja mama said...

danielle: isn't that shirt fantastic? i can't wait to snag it and put it on my little man! :) muse sometimes remind me of radiohead, but the band elbow bears the resemblance to them in my mind. you should check them out if you haven't heard them, and let me know what you think :).

e.j.: i'm so glad you enjoyed the radiohead music you listened to. i hope you listen to more of their stuff. they are so fascinating and they're always creating new and wonderful music!