Radiohead Just Performed ‘Creep’ For The First Time Since 2009, Despite Calling It ‘Crap’ [Watch]

first_imgDespite the band’s public hatred against their first hit single, Radiohead shocked concert attendees with a bust-out “Creep” performance earlier tonight in Paris at Le Zénith. While we all know it to be the song that initially defined the band and its success, “Creep” hasn’t actually been performed live since August 30, 2009. The band would even describe the single as “crap” and told the Guardian that any fans who requested the song in concert were “anally retarded.” Well one fan did make the request, and the band did play it. “This is for the funny guy shouting ‘Creep’ in the back,” Yorke said from the stage. “Only to shock you.” And of course, the crowd went wild.Watch Prince Cover “Creep” At 2008 Coachella PerformanceBut how could a band hate their own song so much? In a 1996 feature with the Guardian, frontman Thom Yorke describes how the song popularized the band after the release of their first two EPs, with “Creep” eventually making its way way onto their first full-length album Pablo Honey. With this fame, however, came torrential downfall.“We sucked Satan’s cock,” Yorke explains about the two-year tour that followed their early success, stunting the creative growth of any new music to come from the band until The Bends came out in 1995. “It took a year-and-a-half to get back to the people we were… to cope with it emotionally.” Guitarist Johnny Greenwood added, “We were like paranoid little mice in cages…We were scared of our instruments, scared of every note not being right.”In addition to their shocking performance of “Creep,” Radiohead played “True Love Waits” as for the first time in ten years. They also made their tour debuts of “No Surprises” from OK Computer and “Pyramid Song” from Amnesiac, in addition to songs off their new album A Moon Shaped Pool (read the review here). The full set played out as 17 songs, with a 5 song encore, and 2 song second encore, totaling 24 songs. Sounds like Paris had quite the night!CreepTrue Love WaitsNo SurprisesDaydreamingPresent TenseRadiohead in Paris @ Le Zénith 5/23/16:Burn the WitchDaydreamingDecks DarkDesert Island DiskFul StopLotus FlowerThe National AnthemMy Iron LungNo Surprises (First performance since 2009)Bloom (Happy Birthday sung to Phil)IdentikitThe NumbersSeparatorThe GloamingEverything in Its Right PlaceIdiotequeBodysnatchersEncore:True Love Waits (First full performance since 2006)Present TenseParanoid AndroidTinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man ThiefWeird Fishes/ArpeggiEncore 2:Creep (First performance since 2009)Pyramid Song[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Aidan Tooker’s journey to running a sub-4-minute mile

first_img Comments As Aidan Tooker rounded into the final 200 meters of the mile, his eyes glanced up to where they’d been for much of the race: the clock. It was against his better judgement, but he couldn’t help himself. The clock read 3:30, and Tooker knew all he needed to do was break 30 seconds on his final lap to join the elusive sub-four-minute mile club.When Tooker sprinted across the finish line, he immediately looked for his name on the scoreboard to see if he’d done it. The three runners who had finished ahead of him popped up on the board, but Tooker’s name was nowhere to be found.“I literally stood on the side of the track not celebrating anything just watching the board,” Tooker said. “I’ve been there before where it had been close and not happened.”Tooker’s time popped up: 3:59.39. Tooker, his parents and Jay Navin, Tooker’s mentor and former-Northeastern runner, celebrated the career milestone in the center of the track.At the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic, Tooker became just the fifth Syracuse runner to achieve a sub-four mile, joining Justyn Knight, Joel Hubbard, Martin Hehir and Adam Palamar in the sub-four mile club. While Syracuse’s goal is to win during the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship this Thursday through Saturday, Tooker’s personal achievement represented the next step in the junior’s development.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think the mile is such an understood distance, to non-runners and runners alike, that when people ask you how good of a runner you are, I think they always resort to how fast is your mile time,” junior Joe Dragon said. “The four-minute barrier is incredible. Not that many people have done it.”For Tooker, the journey to running a sub-four mile has been as much mental as it has been physical. His freshman year, on the same track in Boston, Tooker was in the exact same position. With 3:30 on the clock and only 200 meters to go, he simply needed to continue the pace he was on to break the four-minute barrier. He faltered, though, and ran the final 200 meters in 32 seconds.The next year, Tooker had a similar opportunity and the same thing happened on the same track again in Boston, as he finished the mile with a time of 4:02.85.“I guess it just speaks volumes to how much of a mental game it is, it’s such a weird number,” Tooker said. “Like you literally run 60 seconds for every lap, and you’re supposed to have one spot in there that you go under.”Tooker didn’t get discouraged. As he grew physically stronger each year, his mindset developed with his body. On the day he finally broke the four-minute barrier, Tooker’s mental approach to the race differed from the two years prior, focusing on just giving his best effort rather than obsessing on the milestone.Tooker, who doesn’t consider himself a miler, believes the sub-four mile is symbolic of the progress he’s made as he aims to run at Nationals and score points for the team at the Conference Championship.“I just stopped being scared of it, on that day I realized I either do it or I don’t,” Tooker said. “I’ve not done it plenty of times, and if it happens today it happens today.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 18, 2019 at 9:20 pm Contact Alex: [email protected] | @alexhamer8last_img read more

34th Trukai Fun Run launched

first_imgThere to officiate at the event included President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, Trukai’s National Marketing Manager, Maybellyne Fernandes, PNG’s super fish, Ryan Pini and Team PNG Chef de Mission to Rio, Emma Waiwai.This year’s event is expected to see over 50,000 participants hit the streets to take part in the nationwide event on June 26, 2016.The PNG Cancer Foundation has also joined in as a partner for the Fun Run with Patron, Lynda Baboa-O’Neill present to launch the Fun Run shirts.Dawanicurra said all funds raised from the Fun Run will again go to sending Team PNG to compete in international events, with the focus this year being centred around the 2016 Rio Olympics.He said the success of Team PNG can be attributed to the support from Trukai and other support sponsors including the government.Waiwai added encouraging people to show their support for Team PNG by buying a shirt and participating.Fernandes said Trukai was excited to host the annual event that promotes good health and  an active lifestyle.She said preparations have been going well.”We are sponsoring 100, 000 shirts again as our contribution to the fundraising drive for Team PNG.”While we are yet to confirm figures, we are confident the number of participating centres will increase from last year’s 16,” said Fernandes.The auction for this year’s Fun Run will take place in Lae on the 16th of March at the Lae Yacht Club and the 17th at the  Royal Papua Yacht Club.last_img read more

Upamecano’s agent hints that he will not leave Leipzig

first_imgThe veteran agent insists on an virtually apocalyptic state of affairs wherein the “finish {of professional} soccer” may come if the video games that stay to be performed in Germany and in the primary European Leagues are not performed. A panorama that impacts Upamecano when a key summer time in his profession arrived. With a contract solely till 2021 at Leipzig, it was time to have the pan by the deal with. Actual Madrid and Bayern had been very , as revealed by AS, and a doable duel between the 2 for the Upa, however uncertainty has modified that roadmap.Neither Munich nor Zidane at the moment are essentially the most viable choices and Upamecano might be doomed to renew for one 12 months extra in Leipzig ready to see how the market is in 2021, when he would nonetheless be 22 years outdated. The doable discount in his switch that Leipzig can be keen to simply accept may not even take impact. With the Upamecano choice more and more distant, all the things signifies that Zidane will need to go to different prospects or renew your religion in Militao after a disappointing first 12 months as a Actual Madrid participant. The way forward for Dayot Upamecano it spins and spins like a spinning high and the previous few stumbles appear to be they’re going to leave you in Leipzig. The French he is the central defender that Zidane likes However the market turmoil as a result of coronavirus is throwing to the bottom their need to leave that membership. That is what your agent has hinted at, Volker Struth. “I do not foresee large transfers subsequent summer time, nor with Upamecano”, assured in Sport1 the again row consultant, who additionally handles Kroos affairs.last_img read more