Dear Friendz and Loverz,
Keylime from Slimbabwe. I know I haven’t posted in a loooonnnggg time. I’ll give you an excuse as soon as I come up with one.
This little soundbite, while it does sound amazing, is not an end all for your temporal lobe, but it very well may short your frontal lobe. Go. Atoms for Peace. Who? What? I honestly can’t believe this flew under my radar until now. Atoms for Peace is a collaboration between Thom Yorke (Radiohead) and Flea (RHCP). Whoa.
Just last night, a fellow Kieron (really–there’s another) and I were discussing which band would be recognized as The Beatles of 2000-2010. I immediately suggested Radiohead. The reasons being obvious: accessible, popular, revolutionary. I get the typical response, “But what about the Red Hot Chili Peppers?” Some of you will kill me for saying this, but I only really like them. After middle school my RHCP love was conversely related to my growth spurt. great singer, great bassist but lacking that revolutionary quality that resonates in Radiohead’s music. So there I stood just liking them; until today.
At 11 am I awoke from a hazy night of good food, better people, and a great house party that naturally led to a few brave souls jumping into the 50 degree Fahrenheit swimming pool. Hello hangover. I decided I wasn’t going to do anything but play chess and browse music because I didn’t have the energy or the motivation to follow up on the skydiving we are supposed to be doing right now. Well, on popped this gem. It was well constructed. It definitely possessed that erie, dark sound my good friends know I love. I let it play on deciding not to jump through the song to see if it was worth listening to like I normally do. Then, what the hell? Thome Yorke starts singing on the track. Is this his solo work? I decided if it was, he made serious strides since The Eraser. Research. What is this?
Que ice water poured directly onto my brain. Flashback from the pool last night. This was a collaboration of epic proportions. The likes of which I thought I’d never see. So now, I stand corrected. Flea, I commend you. You proved you can push your own boundaries. Props.
I’ll look around the dark corners of the internet and put up a link later tonight.