Friday, May 28, 2010

Radiohead - Polyethylene (parts 1 & 2)

Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2) by Radiohead  
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Been humming this song for hours. Or maybe it's been days that I haven't been able to get it out of my head.

Of all the Radiohead b-sides and rarities, and there are many, this is absolutely one of the best. It's jerky moodiness, like the College Karma EP that it comes from, was the hallmark of the band's ascent to "Best Band In The World" status: the OK Computer era.

I swear to god I had a six-hour anxiety attack tonight, from about mid-afternoon to around 10:45 pm when I got on the highway to come home. I couldn't sit still, and had no desire to be anywhere, really. But I had this song stuck in my head the entire time. 85 mph, Motley Crue singing about strippers and cocaine on SFL's main modern rock station, and all I heard was Thom Yorke...

Sometimes the right song is what you need. In my case, I need to swap out the stereo in my car for the one sitting on a shelf in my garage because not having the ability to choose what I want to hear, or just shuffle a collection of songs I choose to carry, is killing my modern life. 

The delay made this song all the more perfect when I got home though.

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