Radiohead really knows how to treat their fans right! Earlier this year, they played a one-off benefit gig at the Music Box in Los Angeles on January 24, 2010 to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Many fans snuck cameras into the show and recorded it for posterity. The footage has been edited together and once again, the band has provided a crystal clear soundtrack. Though this release is technically free, the band would really prefer that you give a donation, no matter how small to Oxfam. The link to donate is here.
Faust Arp / Fake Plastic Trees / Weird Fishes – Apreggi / National Anthem /Nude/ Karma Police / Kid A / Morning Bell / How To Disappear Completely / A Wolf At The Door / The Bends / Reckoner / Lucky / Bodysnatchers / Dollars and Cents / Airbag / Exit Music (For A Film) / Everything in its Right Place / You and Whose Army / Pyramid Song / All I Need / Lotus Flower / Paranoid Android / Street Spirit (Fade Out)
As I was digging through the G Archives to work on my upcoming coffee table book of photos (more details on that coming soon), I uncovered a video clip I took of Lady Gaga on stage at Radio City Music Hall giving a special message to all the people that don’t like her. You’ll need to give the clip a second or two to auto-focus, so please be patient. Enjoy, little monsters! xxx
When entertainment guru Peter Davis called Lady Gaga the “second coming of Madonna,” I knew she had some pretty big shoes to fill. After seeing the 4th and final sold out show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Peter was right on the money. The Monster Ball reminded me of the video to Madonna’s “Dress You Up,” as so many ‘monsters’ were dressed in their favorite Gaga outfit. It was pretty incredible. The excitement for this show was what I imagine Michael Jackson’s Thriller tour would have been like if he toured for that record. Gaga sang and danced and had an amazing set designed by my beloved Pet Shop Boys’ set designer Es Devlin. Lady Gaga is arguably the biggest singer in the world right now, but she is so humbled by success, it was very impressive. She donated ALL of the ticket sales and merchandise sales tonight to benefit the people of Haiti, which is extremely generous. I lost count after about 15 times where she thanked all of her fans for their support. Pretty cool, according2g. I take back every negative thing I’ve ever said about Ms. Gaga (aside from her mediocre song lyrics). She’s made me a fan! 🙂