Finally, an update of the utterly surreal Radiohead website. I’m still not entirely convinced the band are as wonderful as everybody seems to think, but Yorke’s definitely a captivating performer. I prefer to see him solo.
Captivating… that’s what Sinead is too. No matter what she does, I stick to the ‘trust the art, not the artist’ rule and her voice always comes out on top. Even if she can’t remain celibate no matter what vows she took. She claims she tried for three months and then failed. That doesn’t mean she’s no longer a priest…[ G ]
On Top of the Pops (BBC2) David Bowie spoke of the day he met Lou Reed. Or so he thought. As a young fan he went to see the Velvet Underground in London, stood in the front row all night singing along to all the songs and went backstage after the gig. Knocked on the door. John Cale opened. Bowie explained he was a big fan and a musician himself and could he speak to Lou Reed? So Cale told him to hang on, and sure enough Reed came out and spoke with David for 15 minutes. ‘I was floating,’ he says. The next day a friend told him Lou Reed was no longer in the band and that he had obviously been talking to the new Velvet singer. But that didn’t matter, because in Bowie’s mind he had spoken with Lou Reed. Of course he did end up meeting him and he produced Transformer for Reed. Why I am telling this story? Lou Reed has a very cool website. No, just because stars were fans once too. Makes ’em human.