Happy Birthday Amnesiac

amnesiac

 

Released on 5 June 2001.

Let’s celebrate with this beautiful and moving live performance of the album’s final track, “Life in a Glasshouse” …

 

 

Once again, I’m in trouble with my only friend
She is papering the window panes
She is putting on a smile
Living in a glass house

Once again, packed like frozen food and battery hens
Think of all the starving millions
Don’t talk politics and don’t throw stones
Your royal highnesses

Well of course I’d like to sit around and chat
Well of course I’d like to stay and chew the fat
Well of course I’d like to sit around and chat
But someone’s listening in.

Once again, we are hungry for a lynching
That’s a strange mistake to make
You should turn the other cheek
Living in a glass house

Well of course I’d like to sit around and chat
Well of course I’d like to stay and chew the fat
Well of course I’d like to sit around and chat
But someone’s listening in.

 

Furillen’s hotel rooms

The rooms of Furillen’s hotel are finished for the time being, Laura and I worked on them through the week and it’s been fun.

Here are some neutral pictures of each room to give you a taster. As ever, visitors will make their own – more imaginative – images, using different angles, light and some selective derendering.

We will change the rooms around whenever we feel like it, so catch them while you can.

Enjoy!

 

Room 1: A Pelican In The Rain

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Room 2: Where The Janitor Sleeps

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Room 3: Apple Tree

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Room 4: Video Wall

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Room 5: Lamp and Stones

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Room 6: Logs & TV

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Room 7: Bamboo

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Room 8: Reception (with tip jar!)

Room 8 reception_001

 

Room 9: Logs

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Room 10: Steps

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Room 11: Birch

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Room 12: Threads

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Room 13: Red Carpet

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Room 14: Lab Cat

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Room 15: Tiles

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Room 16: Telephone

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RH @ Primavera, Clive Deamer’s setlist

Clive Deamer is Radiohead’s second drummer/percussionist on this tour. He is usually the drummer for Portishead.

Here is his setlist for last night’s gig at Primavera Sound, their first festival date this summer.

 

radiohead setlist clive

 

Although it looks as though he drinks a lot of tea (!), he is actually rather busy (and awesomely good).

There is one thing missing from the list: the band played a second encore – an impromptu performance of Creep. Here it is …

 

 

2 + 2 = 5

Radiohead at London’s Roundhouse last Thursday (26/5/16) – watch Jonny being awesome from 2:30 …

 

 

Are you such a dreamer
To put the world to rights?
I’ll stay home forever
Where two and two always makes up five

I’ll lay down the tracks
Sandbag and hide
January has April’s showers
And two and two always makes up five

It’s the devil’s way now
There is no way out
You can scream and you can shout
It is too late now

Because you have not been
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
You have not been
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
You have not been
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
You have not been
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention
Payin’ attention

Oh

I try to sing along
I get it all wrong
‘Cause I’m not
‘Cause I’m not
I swat em like flies
But like flies the buggers keep coming back
But I’m not
Oh hail to the thief
Oh hail to the thief
But I’m not
But I’m not
But I’m not
But I’m not

Don’t question my authority or put me in the dock
‘Cause I’m not
‘Cause I’m not
Oh, go and tell the king that the sky is falling in
When it’s not
When it’s not
When it’s not
Maybe not
Maybe not

Furillen update

Thanks to everyone who has visited the sim since it re-opened last weekend and welcomed it back inworld. It has been good to see old friends, and fun – as always – to meet new visitors.

Thanks especially to those who have donated $$ to its upkeep – if you enjoy the sim, giving just a little every time you visit is the best way to keep it going.

I’ve spent time this week decorating: bringing some things back as they were, while changing and renewing others. We’re all busy, so here are the main points:

  • the hotel rooms are quirkier than ever – Laura and I are sharing the work, and collaborating on some of the rooms, which will change on an ongoing basis;
  • there is a new gallery space in the south west corner – a wonderfully moody building that suits the sim, currently showing slides of the real Furillen;
  • the ferry is back, many people seem to have missed it;
  • bloggers, you can rez objects, there is a 15 minute auto return – if you have trouble rezzing it’s usually the snow, or mesh-on-mesh, just keep on trying;
  • inworld group – this does now exist (it’s called Furillen Redux), but you don’t need to be a member to rez objects, it is really just for announcements;
  • the future – there is no fixed plan, I’ll simply see how it goes.

That’s all.

No Surprises – Radiohead in London

This was filmed on last Friday, 27 May 2016.

(I didn’t take it, but I’m in it.)

Sweet, sweet memory.

 

 

A heart that’s full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won’t heal
You look so tired and unhappy
Bring down the government
They don’t, they don’t speak for us
I’ll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises
Silent, silent

This is my final fit, my final bellyache with

No alarms and no surprises

No alarms and no surprises

No alarms and no surprises please

Such a pretty house, such a pretty garden

No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises (let me out of here)
No alarms and no surprises please (let me out of here)