Thursday, May 17, 2007

2006-10-21 | BBC2 Culture Show

2006-10-17 | ITV News

2006-09-14 | 3VOOR12

2006-09-05 | Tracks (Arte)

Partial transcript (thanks to Valerie):
I definitely go through phases where I can’t create for a while. That doesn’t mean I’m ill, I’m not lying in bed and it’s not a medical thing, it’s just simply part of who I am. It’s also because of the fact that I absorb stuff and then I have to deal with it. I can’t explain any better than that. It’s really scary. I don’t mind the frame of mind I’m in as long as I’m still able to create. But if I go
through a phase where I’m unable to create, when everything I write is shit then I’m scared. And it can last for six months.

The most beautiful songs are the melancholic ones. But even in a disco tune I can hear melancholic sounds. The Donna Summer tune, ‘I feel love’, that melody is a very melancholic melody. It’s only the fact that the melody is hidden by the sounds of the synthesizers that makes you think it’s not melancholic. I mean, the lyrics aren’t melancholic. Giorgio Moroder’s music is very dark. The best disco or dance music is the dark one.

Yesterday we did the Mercury Prize ceremony, they were unrolling the red carpet,
and Nigel said « oh, the red carpet, how exciting, but you, you take the stage
door, right? you’re not going to take the red carpet !» I said « oh yeah, I
guess you’re right .. »
I would have liked to take the red carpet, but I’ve built myself such a reputation that

2006-09-06 | XL | London (Part 1)

2006-09-06 | XL | London (Part 2)

2006-09-06 | XL | London (Part 3)

2006-09-06 | XL | London

Questions translated from Japanese:
Thom Yorke Japanese Interview
2:06 I was quite impressed by the artwork of the album.
City of London is being flooded...St.Paul's Chapel, Millenium Dome
are all being washed away..
2:39 So you actually suffered disaster from flood?
3:10 What does the title "Eraser" signify?
3:47 So, in order for you to live your life, you had to
erase a lot of things?
4:36 Thom Yorke's songs are oftenly filled with messages.
He explains this song as follows, which he sings that the time is running out.
5:30 Yorke has the stong policy about what he can and cannot accept.
He's especially critical about US and UK's Iraq policy, which went into war without finding weapons of mass destruction.
5:51 He condemned President Bush in Radiohead concert which his daughter was attending.
5:57 He was invited by PM Blair to a luncheon party but refused after Yorke was
threatened by PM's aide.
6:05 "On the day of this interview was held, PM Blair declared that he will resign in a year."
7:01 Why are President Bush and Tony Blair so "dangerous"?
In what way?
7:27 Is awareness a motivation in writing songs?
8:17 I felt that a sense of common concern among all of us living today are reflected in your lyrics.
8:37 You have two children. How do you think the world should be in the future?
9:24 Very intelligent and cerebral person...I was impressed by how
he is raising awareness about social issues as ordinary people, not a rock star.
9:44 I didn't know about him but as I listen to his record, I was impressed by
how he showcases himself and that it's not only about strong social message.

2006-06 | Oxford | England