Which Way to the Idioteque?: We tried to warn you. Alex Baca analyzed the map, suspecting that Radiohead, "however well-intentioned, might have fallen prey to the totally confusing L'Enfant Plan." The British didn't always have this much trouble getting around town. While things went fine in other places—say, Times Square—the geniuses behind The Universal Sigh [...]
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While my colleague Benjamin R. Freed observed confused Radiohead fans over in Brightwood—where a crowd showed up based on false information on Radiohead's website—The Universal Sigh's drop at Union Station seemed to be a success. A small, confused crowd gathered around 12:45 p.m., unsure where the tabliods might appear, but at 1 p.m. Radiohead's newsies appeared [...]
"I was expecting it to be at a record store," said Gage Muckleroy, an environmental engineer who drove down from Bowie, Md. to the sleepy corner of Brightwood at Jefferson and 7th Streets NW, hoping to grab a copy of The Universal Sigh, aka the Radiohead newspaper.
As Alex Baca predicted earlier today, while Radiohead knows [...]
At 1 p.m. today, editions of the much-heralded The Universal Sigh will hit the streets of Washington, D.C.
The thing is a newspaper, compiled by the dudes of Radiohead and distributed in tandem with the release of the physical copy of The King of Limbs, the band's latest full-length. Says its website: "To commemorate this momentous [...]
Radiohead, those masters of head-scratching decisions, released a "newspaper" today—though it won't be available in D.C. until tomorrow at 1 p.m. It's called The Universal Sigh, and it's a collection of odd images and abstract verse, intended to supplement the band's newest album, The King Of Limbs. The paper showed up today at various locations around [...]
Thursday, March 24
You could be forgiven if his nearly 20-year association with Jay Leno made you think Kevin Eubanks was a mediocre hack, too—forgiven, but you wouldn't be correct. Before he Jaywalked, guitarist Eubanks (the second of three musical brothers from Philadelphia) was a member of the M-Base Collective, the Brooklyn-based pool of musicians who [...]
The Washington Post may be without a chief art critic at the moment, but there was plenty of art criticism in yesterday's paper: The paper's Philip Kennicott on Canaletto at the National Gallery; freelancer (and City paper contributor) Kriston Capps on portraitist George Condo and his unlikely patron/muse, Kanye West, on the occasion of the former's [...]
Today's roundup is late and short! Sorry, readers.
- I really like this page, which compares the last.fm stats of different cities. Unfortunately, either there's a bug or D.C. just does not listen to music. Could go either way! To judge by the nifty venn diagrams, Earth has only two truly international stars: Radiohead and Lady [...]
Forty years ago, concert film were big. No really, they played on big screens and carried cultural import. In 1970, the documentary Woodstock won an academy award. When Talking Heads released Stop Making Sense in 1984, people were apparently dancing in the aisles of the theater.
Then, shortly thereafter, there were no aisles left to dance [...]
Was there a more important music story this decade than the dramatic changes to the recording business? Every rule was broken, from the ways companies distribute music to how we listen to it—or so it would seem. Writing in our Music in Review issue, Brent Burton details five myths about the end of the music [...]