Video by G.
To celebrate the fact that I am going to see Thom Yorke’s band Atoms for Peace later, I pulled this video out of the G Archives. It’s a clip of Radiohead singing “Nude” from the All Points West Festival on 8/8/08. This clips shows my favorite lyric of all time from Radiohead: “You’ll go to hell for what your dirty mind is thinking.” As I was uploading the video, Thom Yorke’s angelic vocals made all the hair on my arms stand straight up. I hope it does the same for you! I wish I would have captured the entire song, but luckily, I got snippets of many of the “In Rainbows” songs played on that magical evening. Stay tuned.
Photo by G.
All Points West Festival
The New York Times is reporting that the All Points West Festival which has been held during the first weekend of August in New Jersey for the past 2 years might not happen this year. This is sad news indeed. In 2008, the festival featured Radiohead, Underworld, Duffy and Kings of Leon and last year Coldplay, Echo and the Bunnymen, Elbow and MGMT played. Though it typically rains the weekend they hold the festival and it can get pretty messy, I had a lot of fun both years.
The All Points West Festival was not only about discovering new music and playing around in the mud, it was also about arts and crafts.
I discovered this totally awesome brand of T-shirts called Choonimals!
This cool T-shirt can be yours at www.choonimals.com!
Their tag line is “clothes for people, not hats for cats.” I couldn’t agree more. See below for a picture of me with one of the Choonimals.
G and a Choonimal
Uber-hotties Chad and Chris Thiebert of Choonimals.com
These t-shirts couldn’t be any hotter. These guys couldn’t be any hotter. Please check them out on the web and buy lots of stuff! Tell them G sent ya!
I am really into the music of MGMT, a little alt-rock meets funk duo from Brooklyn, New York and this is my second time seeing them live. While I think their album “Oracular Spectacular” was one of my favorite albums of 2008, I don’t think they have much stage presence.
Regardless, it’s always fun to hear them play favorites such as “Kids,” “Time To Pretend,” “The Handshake,” “Electric Feel,” and the title cut off their upcoming album “Congraulations,” which is scheduled for release in 2010.
See some worldwide exclusive pictures of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden aka MGMT (and it’s officially pronounced M-G-M-T, by the way) after the break.
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Ian McKullough of Echo and the Bunnymen. All photos by G.
Echo and the Bunnymen played a 45 minute set at the All Points West Festival and in between cigarettes, lead singer Ian McCullough belted out favorites such as “Lips Like Sugar” and “Bring on the Dancing Horses” as well as covers of The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues,” Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” and Wilson Pickett’s “In The Midnight Hour.”
See worldwide exclusive photos by G after the jump.
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