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