Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich answer teenage girls’ questions, courtesy of Rookie magazine. Brilliant!
Heroes. Music. Television. Film. Literature.
I like to write. I'm studying English at UC Santa Barbara. Click on one of the five links above to see the people, bands, shows, movies, and novels that have changed me significantly or that have, at the very least, stirred my soul. Ask me something.
There's gold beneath this sentence.
"In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable."
"You have to be all too basely in love with yourself to write about yourself without shame. My only excuse is that I'm not writing for the same reason everyone else writes, that is, for the sake of the reader's praises."
—Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Adolescent
"A writer needs three things: experience, observation, and imagination. Any two of which—at times any one of which—can supply the lack of the others."
"One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot."
This is the best interview with Thom Yorke I’ve ever heard, and it’s conducted by… Alec Baldwin! His radio program on NPR, called Here’s the Thing, had Thom on the show this week to discuss his latest new project (Atoms For Peace), the band he’s helmed since he was sixteen (Radiohead), and numerous other interesting tidbits of information that Thom is usually hesitant to reveal in normal interviews (including about his parents, his kids, and his childhood).
Here’s what is says:
The universe is so immense that it appears immutable, and that the duration of a planet such as that of the earth is only a chapter, less than that, a phrase, less still, only a word of the universe’s history.
It’s something Camille Flammarion once wrote.
IT’S MOTHERFUCKIN’ OFFICIAL!
I’m going to see them (left) there (right). So last April, Radiohead on their The King of Limbs tour came to Santa Barbara, and I wasn’t able to get tickets because I’m an idiot, and TicketMaster blows. I ended up trying to sneak into the concert with a friend, and failed, but it was a great experience, and I was still able to hear the music perfectly as the rain lightly drizzled down on us.
Today was my second chance to get to see Thom Yorke, through his amazing band Atoms For Peace… . and I got a ticket! This is too exciting. Thom is my biggest hero, and although I’ve heard his voice live, I haven’t seen him in person. I can’t wait.
October 17th can’t come sooner.
"[On working with Jonny Greenwood] I’d love to work with Jonny Greenwood for as long as he’d like to work with me. I feel privileged to know him and work with him. Amazing composer who, you know, looks like he doesn’t know what he’s doing but actually does. It’s my honor to have him making music for what we’re doing. It’s great, amazing."
Paul Thomas Anderson during a Q&A on THE MASTER
Well, at least this is confirmation there will be an LP9 and it’ll be out within the next year.