Radiohead's Scotch Mist
Unlike most of you, I'm sure, BBBD didn't do much for New Year's Eve. Thankfully, Radiohead -- a band whose resolution was obviously to please all, spread good music deep and wide throughout the world, and usher in the New Year with some of the best live recordings around -- released their Scotch Mist videocast which successfully kept my attention for 52 minutes solid.
What an amazing performance! Watching the Oxfordshire quintet play is mesmerizing ... Thom Yorke's body movements, drummer Phil Selway's stoic, precise-to-the-milisecond drumming, Jonny Greenwood's dutifully captivating performance, and Colin Greenwood/Ed O'Brien's nonchalant playing all converged into this cohesive whole that was hypnotic in effect. Now I must buy the album. I must I must.
I would rather pay money to see a higher-fidelity version of the film that aired on current.tv rather than go to a Radiohead show, where mediocrity is a definite possibility and being stranded in the nosebleed section more than likely.