Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bugs Bunny was wrong

And here I thought carrots were supposed to be so good for your eyes. However when you are peeling one and a bit of peel shoots up and lodges itself into your eyeball, as happened to me last night, I have a feeling that negates all the beta carotene benefits. All I can say is that the direct carrot application has not miraculously improved the vision in my right eye. I guess the topical route is not optimal.

Fortunately I still have one good eye with which to take in this exciting event. I was wondering what I was going to do to commemorate (commiserate about?) Radiohead's final North American show tonight. Obviously I will be tuned in to their webcast of the show from Santa Barbara.

Did I ever mention how much I love those guys? This clinches it. Again.

Many props to my buddy, Sean, for the heads up, and also for the alert the other day about the video that has surfaced of Jonny and Thom covering Neil Young's Tell Me Why in LA the other night. Tell Me Why is of course the song that they started noodling with between flubbed takes of Faust Arp at the Seattle concert last week. Obviously, they worked on it a bit between Seattle and LA.

You should go visit Sean's site, Everything is Pop. He really is on top of all things music and regularly features some pretty spectacular links. And he's a hell of a nice guy, to boot.

Meet you at the Radiohead concert tonight! Save me a good seat if you get there first.

Radiohead :: "Tell Me Why" (neil young cover) from gorilla vs. bear on Vimeo.


JustRun said...

Woohoo for you! :)

mellowlee said...

OH man! This is so cool Barb, thank you!!!

Dale said...

You unemployed folk are always getting into trouble!

Excellent photos and last day of work posts Barbara and excellent, I think, condensing of comments into just this one by me.

Happy extra concert!

mellowlee said...

Oh, I was so excited about the webcast I forgot to tell you to stop poking yourself in the eye with carrots hehe! Ouch, that must've smarted. My eye waters for you. I hope you're seeing clearly today for this webcast! I'm watching them on the left corner of my screen as I type this. Wow

Stephanie said...

So what did you think of the webcast? Mine cut out a few times, did yours do that? I thought maybe it was my connection.

I was glad to see Paranoid Android again. Not as great as in person, but still very enjoyable overall.

Allison said...

How was the webcast? Were the rumours true?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm still over the moon about it the next morning, Justrun.

I'm so glad you were able to catch it, Mel! Wwasn't that such a generous gesture from Radiohead?
I never thought of multitasking while watching the webcast. Of course I was sharing the screen with the family. And my eyeball is quite well now, thanks.

You are one of the best comments condensers around, Dale. Extra dessert for you today!

The video froze a couple of times and it buffered a few times, but generally I was really happy with the connection, Stephanie. And even more pleased with the connection of all of us watching Radiohead live together.
I was so glad they played Karma Police and House of Cards. And to see Thom dance again. My life is now complete.

The webcast was pretty fantastic, Al, it's a shame about the time difference. The rumours proved to be false (thank christ) but you will be happy to know that Thom was instead wearing the red concert pants. I assume they get laundered occasionally, because they sure have been getting a lot of mileage.

John Mutford said...

I never realized how similar Thom and Neil's voices are. And you really should get your eyesight checked, that's a kickin' pair of red pants no matter you say. Jack White is pretty jealous.

John Mutford said...

Care to play along?
Go to "About" in the sidebar for more details.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thom is a chameleon, I am firmly convinced of that, John. When he sings with the Venus in Furs, he sounds exactly like Bryan Ferry, and I have heard Radiohead cover Wonderwall where Thom does a very passable Gallagher.
Those red pants are proving to be extremely popular.

I checked it out - that's a great idea! And I will certainly play along once I have converted my player.

phlegmfatale said...

I'm still digging on Thom's red britches.