21 April 2013

BOOTLEG: Radiohead, Later with Jools Holland, London, England on June 9th, 2001.

Because I'm tired of Preston Black getting all the attention...

So I decided to retire THE MUSIC AND PRESTON BLACK and replace it with this: JASON JACK MILLER'S SECRET STASH. The concept is the same--I curate the stuff that interests me. But unlike Preston, I'm mostly literate, and plan to diverge from the 'all music, all the time' format. You can expect to see books, film, videos, photos from the archives, and trip reports.

And lots of music.

You may not enjoy everything I post here, but at least you'll get more of my jokes. (Still scratching your head over than Cesar Chavez comment? Can't help you there.) My main interest is creating a personal archive of the stuff that I like. And I figure I may as well share it with you guys.

Let's kick it off with a little Radiohead. The way I see it, there are two types of people in this world--people who'd follow Thom Yorke into a collapsing star, and those who'd claim 'Creep' as their favorite Radiohead song. I'm going to try to remedy that with a little show from 2001, taped right after the release of AMNESIAC--an experimental album they recorded at the same time they made KID A in an attempt distance themselves from the success of OK COMPUTER. The pressure of constant touring created a bit of psychological strain on the band, particularly Thom Yorke, who said, "I always used to use music as a way of moving on and dealing with things, and I sort of felt like that the thing that helped me deal with things had been sold to the highest bidder and I was simply doing its bidding. And I couldn't handle that."

So here's the music, in a live format, which makes it a bit more accessible for new listeners. And if you're a fan, you know this show. And you know how amazing it sounds.

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