Video: Radiohead: OMG! Another Webcast!

Radiohead is webcasting tonight and they've named the event "Thumbs Down".

Last night's Entanglement then was just a prelude. If you missed that, here's the "Unravel" cover in handy, takaway mp3 form: Radiohead: "Unravel" (Björk cover)

Then before we caught this thing, the band played "Bodysnatchers" (mp3 here).


Anyway, Thom Yorke, in his inifinite wisdom, was spinning "Near Dark" by Burial from his awesome new Untrue album (plug: full review next week!). OK, now he's spinning M.I.A.'s "Pull Up the People" And...we don't know what else is going to happen because I'm going to stop typing and publish this so you can enjoy it as well. It's all terribly exciting, and it's all happening right now at Radiohead TV. (Note: This is a slightly different address than last night's webcast.) (Thanks to Bobby Young for the initial tip.)

Update: Radiohead also made a partial homemade vid of "15 Step" using images from Se7en with Thom Yorke playing the Gwyneth Paltrow role, they did a bit of "Faust Arp", and then covered the Smiths' "The Headmaster Ritual"! "The Headmaster Ritual" mp3 here




"Faust Arp" mp3 here.

That was followed by more records-- Kenny Rogers, Jorge Ben, etc., a message from Thom promising low-quality throughout the night and then a performance of "Jigsaw Falling Into Place". With bike helmets. Who says they don't have a sense of humor?


Update part 4758: A performance of "Reckoner".

"Reckoner" mp3 here.


Then some car park action, and now Jonny takes his turn on the deck with "Nightclubbing" by Iggy Pop. And now it's like a flashback to the Kid Amnesiac webcast days with Squarepusher's "My Red Hot Car". Maybe Múm will be next. No, actually that may have been Peter Baumann covering "Strangers in the Night".

RADIOHEAD: In the Carpark


Colin's turn and he starts with Bauhaus. Pitchfork is going to the fridge for a beer. It's 5 o'clock somewhere, etc. (Actually, it's 4:45 here and, sorry, we're getting punchy, plus every time I update this I am staring at Thom Yorke's head in a box. Psst, Colin, "White Car in Germany" by the Associates would sound good with that right about now.)

More Burial, now in poem form-- "The Burial of Sir John Moore After Corunna" by Charles Wolfe, recited by Ed O'Brien, who first learned it age 8.

Next the band performs a cover of "Ceremony" by New Order. Thom doing a bit of an Ian Curtis impersonation rather than a Bernard Sumner one. Sorry about the loss of critical faculties here, but man this song is so good.


Stereogum, you swiped our Thom-in-a-box screengrab -- boo! hiss! apologies!

The Se7en bit is back on, so maybe that's the end of the new content and we can, as the webcast chalkboard suggests, "Switch off your computer and do something else." That reminds me: Pitchfork is out of beer.

Oh, it's not over. Phil spins Iron & Wine. "Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car" to be specific. Followed by "Sun Zoom Spark" by Captain Beefheart and now Bonnie "Prince" Billy's "Lessons From What's Poor". Sam Beam and Will Oldham from...the drummer? More Asian Dub Foundation-- really, guys? Ray Charles' "It Should Have Been Me"-- that's more like it. Phil took us out with Juana Molina's "Micael" and Fela Kuti's "Alu Jon Jonki Jon" and, wow, thanks apparently Dead Air Space will list these songs when it's all done so I don't have to try to sit here and trainspot all night.

And with that...our sound is out. But you get the idea by now: There is a Radiohead webcast.

Here's what we all missed. Turns out it was "It Might Be Wrong" and "Videotape".


Here is a list of songs they played in their DJ sets:

Burial: "Near Dark"
M.I.A.: "Pull Up the People"
Tomas Anderson: "Happy Happy"
!!!: "Heart of Hearts"
Kings of Leon: "My Party"
Asian Dub Foundation: "Model Apprentice"
Jorge Ben: "Take It Easy My Brother Charlie"
Les Baxter: "The Ancient Galleon"
The First Edition: "Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Condition Was in)"
Iggy Pop: "Nightclubbin'"
Squarepusher: "My Red Hot Car"
Bauhaus: "Bella Lugosi's Dead"
Iron and Wine: "Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car"
Captain Beefheat: "Sun Zoom Spark"
Bonnie Prince Billy: "Lessons From What's Poor"
Asian Dub Foundation: "Naxalite"
Ray Charles: "It Should've Been Me"
Juana Molina: "Micael"
Fela Kuti & the Africa 70: "Alu Jon Jonki Jon"

Plus, hell, more screengrabs:


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