If you have any aspirations to be a music producer, now's your chance to try your hand at it.
Radiohead is hosting a contest for the best remix of their song Nude. The acclaimed Canadian improvisational electronica band Holy Fuck are currently leading the votes by a wide margin. I do like this band a lot, and not just because they have one of the more useful names in the music industry, although I do find myself using the name several times a day.
You can go here to listen to Holy Fuck's remix, along with a handful of others. A word of warning, just don't Google "holy fuck nude remix", at least not at work. You'd be amazed what your search engine will turn up. Well, perhaps you won't be.
I voted for Holy Fuck's remix, but some of the others are pretty decent too. If you've been feeling click-vote deprived lately, as I have been, you too can go and click away to give yourself the impression that you are doing something meaningful with your life.
Speaking of Radiohead, and who isn't these days, since they seem to be launching an armada of assaults on virtually every form of media, here's what the lads have been up to, by medium:
Thom Yorke was guest editor of Observer magazine recently, where he wrote the Editor's Letter, interviewed the mayor of London, and got all excited about bicycles in Paris.
On Thursday, Radiohead launched a new social networking site, called W.A.S.T.E. central. You too can become a member and post pics and invite the lads to be your virtual friends, just like on Facebook. Since I never did succumb to the siren's call of Facebook, I'm not about to sign up for this virtual bubblewrap either. Besides, with the exception of yours truly, Radiohead fans are all insane.
Radiohead have of course, always been highly computer savvy when it comes to connecting with their audience. Far from the fear of cyber-technology alluded to in their magnum opus, OK Computer, Radiohead have always embraced the technology, relying upon it rather heavily to produce some of their sounds, as well as offering the now famous business model of pay-what-you-want for the initial release of In Rainbows, right through to my favourite example of an excellent use of computer technology - the time they used an elaborate ruse to Rickroll their online devotees.
And now, Pitchfork is all excitedly announcing that Radiohead will be part of the debut of Pitchfork.tv, a new music video site. Radiohead have reportedly filmed a performance, including an exclusive of Bangers and Mash, which will air on Pitchfork.tv's Monday debut. Radiohead are no strangers to online video performances of course, having recently hosted several webcasts and mini performances on their own website, Dead Air Space, but it's quite another matter for them to be part of this launch.
Oh yes, and in January Thom and Ed were guest cohosts on BBC radio 6, when they took over hosting duties on Zane Lowe's show. They played a lot of great stuff too, including M.I.A., Sonic Youth, and none other than Holy Fuck.
Me, I'm waiting patiently to sign up for Radiohead digital phone service.