I have returned!

Hey ya’ll. It’s been a long time since my last post. They were few and far between this past semester as it was, but anywho….

I have officially graduated from college (yay!), finished my last internship, got a puppy, and am back at my hometown job.

Please, try to contain your excitement. Seeing as how I have nothing but time nowadays, my goal is to get back into the swing of things blog-wise.

Things I am most excited about this summer:

  • Getting my puppy potty trained and through her teething phase (but seriously)
  • “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • “Prometheus”
  • Radiohead concert in June with my love
  • Ron Pope concert next week
  • My birthday
  • “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • Finding a grown up job
  • “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”
  • Did I mention “The Dark Knight Rises”?

Stay tuned!

Radiohead album drops a day early

Today, Radiohead released its eighth album, “King of Limbs,” a day early.

The band also unveiled a video for “Lotus Flower,” the first single off the album.

Check it out here:

Forget “Darrin’s Dance Grooves.” I want Thom Yorke to teach me how to Dougie.

His moves sort of fit Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” better than his own song:

“The King of Limbs”: New Radiohead album in four days

Yesterday, Radiohead announced that they would finally be releasing a follow-up album to their latest, the brilliance that is “In Rainbows.”

The unorthodox part? They made the announcement on Monday about an album they’d be releasing on Saturday. Most bands give you a fair warning to mark your calendars and sit on the edge of your seat for a few months, but I think I like the element of surprise better.

“The King of Limbs” will be available for download from Radiohead’s official site on Saturday, Feb. 19.

You’ll have to wait to purchase the album from iTunes or in store until March 28. Eventually, it will also be available in the form of two 10″ clear vinyl records. *Squeal*

Regina Spektor Meets Radiohead

My dreams are coming true!

Well, maybe not all of them, but Regina Spektor covering a Radiohead song is a good start.

“No Surprises” is a single off Radiohead’s 1997 album, “OK Computer,” and Spektor’s cover was released on iTunes yesterday.

The track was recorded in order to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders, a group that provides medical care to countries ravaged by war and natural disaster.

Anything Spektor does is, in a word, lovely.  I urge you to find another female artist today with such a beautiful, pure voice.

The song is available on iTunes and 100 percent of proceeds will go to the relief group.

Two great artists teaming up for a great cause. What more could you ask for?

Wilco and Radiohead Rally for Haiti

Alternative rockers Wilco and Radiohead have both come up with creative ways to help the earthquake victims of Haiti.

The Chicago based members of Wilco are giving away a free album of songs recorded from two previous concerts.  All the band asks for in return is that after downloading, fans donate $15 or more to Doctors Without Borders or Oxfam.

In other news, Thom Yorke and his bandmates performed a benefit concert last night in Los Angeles, where tickets were auctioned off to the highest bidder. According to “Rolling Stone,” Radiohead’s show reportedly raked in $572,754 for Oxfam.  The highest price a fan paid for a single ticket?  $2,000.

Check out a video from Radiohead’s performance at the Henry Fonda Theatre here:

What do you think about celebrity donations to relief efforts?  Should we be supporting the Haitian people any way we can, or should we be attempting to fix problems in our own country first?