There is nothing we love more here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite…
Last night Davidd allowed us all to stay up late and watch Radiohead at Glastonbury. It was indeed late because they didn’t start their coverage until 10pm so it was going to be getting on for 1am before they finished. We are all great fans of Radiohead here at Jammy Toast and it has to be said they did not disappoint any of us. Captivating, inspiring and achingly stunning – Radiohead delivered a typically Radioheadesq sort of set for the festival’s opening night.
Here at Jammy Toast we don’t often get involved with politics, or religious bigotry for that matter, but the time has come for us to speak out. Surely part of any religion must be to live and let live. No religion, or its followers, has the right to impose its will or beliefs on anyone else – and that includes Islamists. However, this is what has happened in Istanbul in Turkey. One of our favourite groups Radiohead, have also condemned an attack on people listening to their new album at a record store.
One of our favourite people, Thom Yorke of Radiohead fame, is at it again releasing his latest solo album via BitTorrent in what he describes as an attempt to bypass “the self-elected gatekeepers” of the music industry. The singer said he turned to the file-sharing system as “an experiment” for the release of Modern Boxes; which includes eight tracks and a video. It also comes seven years after Radiohead famously shook up the music industry by giving away their album In Rainbows as a “pay what you want” online release.
This month I decided to draw some people close to our hearts here at Jammy Toast. Drawing people is usually more difficult than drawing buildings, scenery of still life because it has to actually resemble the person you are drawing. Before now, I have spent a while drawing someone and I am quite pleased with it only for no one being able to recognise the subject. If this happens then it really is a case of “back to the drawing board”.
We always love Radiohead. They make some great music but above everything else they have a Bear Logo (see above). This year they have released their new CD for download from their site and guess how much it costs? The answer is; whatever you want to pay for it. Can you think of anyone else who would have the cheek to do that?