Thursday, April 24, 2008

Radiohead Stack A "House Of Cards" On "Late Night With Conan O'Brien"

Regardless of whether or not you choose to celebrate it, Tuesday was Earth Day, a holiday which involves people condescending to environmental conservationism without actual considering long-term changes in their lifestyles or their consumption habits. *Sigh*. But at least it's doing something, right? Can't fault people for good intentions, can we?

While NBC's Earth Week may seem like it's too little, too late in the context of climate change, one certainly must give credit to the network for at least effectively raising and promoting the issue. One such promotion involves Late Night With Conan O'Brien. No, it's not alternative fuel made from the masturbating bear's semen. Rather, it's an all-green episode of the show. The guests? Seth Green and Peter Greenberg. And Radiohead.

The band, who has some credibility on the subject of being green, pre-taped their performance of In Rainbows gem "House of Cards", in an effort to "act in the greenest manner possible."

From the Conan website:
By opting to record this exclusive performance rather than fly over for a one-off appearance, the band - as frontman Thom Yorke notes in the introduction to their performance - avoided leaving a carbon footprint equivalent to driving one's car for a solid year.

See if their efforts paid off by watching the clip at the top of the post. The performance of the song is nothing if not ethereal.

But, if you want to see something really trippy, check out this old clip of Radiohead performing "Creep" on Conan's show back in 1993. Not much as changed, looks-wise, for Mr. Brien in the interim, but as far as Radiohead's concerned...

Pretty interesting, no?

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(Jonathan Graef)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

High wasted jeans and a one second delay; priceless.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

geniuses from the beginning

9:57 PM  

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