(Word has it that Radiohead’s been throwing this one into their setlists!)
Hat tip for Grakmac
On Thom Yorke:
“THIS IS THE NIGGA FROM RADIOHEAD. IDK IF YOU KNOW THIS BUT RADIOHEAD IS IN EVERY WHITE PERSON’S TOP 5 BANDS B. ALWAYS. IT DON’T EVEN MATTER IF THEY INTO PUNK OR DEATH METAL OR SOFT ROCK OR FUCKIN BEETHOVEN MY NIGGA. THEY LOVE THIS NIGGA B. WHITE FEMALES WOULD EAT THIS NIGGAS ASS AFTER HE DID GLASTONBURY WITH NO DRAWZ ON IF HE STEPPED TO THEM LIKE “DUNLEEMEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA DUNLEEMEEE DRAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAHH” THAT’S IMPRESSIVE B SINCE THIS NIGGA LOOKS LIKE A SICK BABY BIRD THAT FELL OUT THE NEST. THIS NIGGA IS SO WHITE HIS VEINS PUMP ORGANIC CARROT JUICE B. MY SON ALSO IS NAMED TOM BUT SPELLS IT “THOM” AND HE’S PROLLY WEARING A PAIR OF TOM’S RIGHT NOW. IF I HAD TO MAKE UP A PRETEND NAME FOR A BRITISH HOMO IT WOULD EITHER BE “ELLIS SHERMANY” OR “THOM YORKE”. YOU ARE AN EXEMPLARY CAUCASIAN MY FRIEND. SALUTE.”
In a word, yeah.
To dispossess you of any illusions about my objectivity in my capacity as a “record reviewer,” I’m going to come right out and say it—I go into every Radiohead album pulling for them. I won’t deny that they’ve made a couple missteps in their day. Hail to the Thief, for example — probably ten, fifteen minutes too long? Perhaps? Could be? House of Cards? Little boring? Little, “Get on with it already, chaps”? Well, granted, but at least the video’s cool. And at any rate, these are quibbles, nits picked from the span of an otherwise excellent two decade career. Only the Pope’s really infallible anyway, and remember: the Pope was in the Hitler Youth! So, you know, I’d call it pretty even, Radiohead v. Pope-wise. And Radiohead didn’t even protect child molesters — nope, that was the Pope, too! I almost forgot about that! So Radiohead might just have the edge. Think about it.