Friday, April 9, 2010

Atoms for Peace

... a memento from last night's Atoms for Peace concert at the Wang Theater in Boston.

I didn't have high hopes for the show since I thought they wouldn't play any Radiohead songs, but then... Thom Yorke played "Like Spinning Plates" (from "Amnesiac") oh-so- beautifully...

All the other songs from his Eraser album got their shining spot last night, and lost and gained something in one go. The sweet detachment I can't help but imagine and like in that album was lost (as it was inevitable), but it was a happy loss - we all got much more by hearing it live by an ever-improvising, and even dancing, Thom Yorke.

Yes, the biggest surprise of all - Thom Yorke's little dance. I never thought he was the dancing sort of a lead singer, but it was such a delight to see him move about on the stage, forever swapping instruments, dancing, laughing, being his happy self.

Amazing :)


  1. I can't imagine Thom Yorke dancing! I remember seeing him play live years ago (i really do mean years ago), then we all caught sight of him in the bar, glowering away. Kick myself quite frequently that I didn't break through the glower to get an autograph!

  2. I know - it was pretty surprising to see him so lively on the stage. He looked like he was having a great time :)
    I guess it is liberating for such a talented musician to break the bonds of a larger-than-life band like Radiohead every once in a while, and do a solo project.

    In any case, I have nothing but positive memories from that concert.

    ... and yeah, it would've been sweet to get an autograph :)