Friday, February 1, 2008

red blue green

From a somewhat interesting New York Times article about the death of VHS:

DVDs are plainly superior to videocassettes. They offer better-quality picture and sound, occupy less shelf space and are relatively indestructible. Videotape, like film, is a medium defined in part by its material mortality. Repeated use, and even the passage of time, weakens its magnetism and erodes its quality. (The eeriest song on the new Radiohead album, “In Rainbows,” is a ballad about death and technology called, fittingly, “Videotape.”)

Love me some random Radiohead shout outs. However, I have my qualms with calling "Videotape" the eeriest song on the album, though right now I'm admittedly having a bit of trouble coming up with an alternative. Oh well, you be the judge.

Also, note that this song should be another addition to the increasingly lengthy "Things That Make Stuart Cry List", (right after pretty much every episode of Friday Night Lights). I mean, those last few lines - FUCK. ME.

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