Tuesday April 1, 2008

What just happened?

We couldn't let April 1st pass without pulling some kind of gag, but we didn't think that readers at Digg thought the Radiohead Remix was an April Fool's joke too. Now, if you thought I was being harsh, or that I hate Radiohead or anything like that, know that bought the deluxe edition of every album save for In Rainbows. I even bought Kid A twice, as I had given my first copy to my girl at the time. I was late to the game, I admit, as I only really got into Radiohead upon hearing Kid A, and worked my way backwards. I've donated to Greenplastic when they were doing fund drives like we used to do. If Greenplastic and Atease weren't around, I probably would actually be running some variety of Radiohead news site, but they've got that covered really well. I had planned on going "radiohead hotline" for April Fool's Day a while ago, but put it aside. When I heard about the ludicrous terms of the remix setup they launched, it was too good to pass up.

All that being said, I do think it's kind of lame that you have to buy compressed multitracks through iTunes if you want to participate in this contest. I had a copy of Nude ages ago when it was bootleg only, and was glad to buy a copy of In Rainbows to get the CD quality version. ("It's never going to be CD quality [on computers], because that's what CD does. -- Jonny Greenwood). They should have released the multitracks free under Creative Commons, that way you could post them online without any fear of legal repercussion. And taking ownership of your remix when you upload it to their remix site is just rude.

Cliff and Meathead are, however, still dead.

Thanks, and happy April Fool's Day!

P.S. I wanted to share an email I got from Trevor Phillips today:
HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE THE NIN HOTLINE TO A PUSSY ASS RADIOHEAD HOTLINE. YOU ARE A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT. I CHECK THIS SITE EVERYDAY FOR MY NIN NEWS. I HOPE RADIOHEAD'S PLANE GOES DOWN AND YOUR MOM DIES. FUCK YOU AND FUCK RADIOHEAD.