But wait, the saviors of modern rock and the Internet can get even savior-er. No one caught on at the time, but perhaps the real reason for releasing a digital album was Radiohead was going green. A digital download means no plastic clamshells and no printed booklets; just spent megabytes. (They did release a collectors box in limited edition, but that was online order only.) Sure enough, a story showed up on BBC.com last week extolling Radiohead as the Green Defenders, and now every news source is chiming in about it (You didnt know? Green is the only color on In Rainbows that matters!). This is a quote from an actual journalist, I shit you not: Radiohead Green Facts: Radiohead always considers the carbon footprint when on tour. They should have said, I would consider writing about music, but Ive always been more of a band wagon jumper, me-self.
Anyway, Radiohead is going to play tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Cruzan Amphitheatre (601-7 Sansbury Way, West Palm Beach). Tickets start at $32.50, or whatever you type into that little field on eBay. (OMG, revolutionary!) Visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Mon., May 5, 2008