Music

Song of the day – 4/2/14

While probably not the best Radiohead song (that honour IMHO is reserved for either Paranoid Android or Karma Police), this is my favourite Radiohead song. The fuzzy guitars, the hypnotic bass line, the thumping drums and Thom Yorke’s wail just make for a primal and hauntingly beautiful song. Supposedly Thom Yorke burst into tears when he first heard the final mastered version of this song, which wouldn’t surprise me at all.

Jay-Z on freedom of speech

I was reminded on this brilliant and funny line from Jay-Z’s track 99 Problems listening to it this morning, and inadvertently an excellent point regarding freedom of speech:

I’m like fuck critics; you can kiss my hole asshole
If you don’t like my lyrics you can press fast forward

 

Freedom of speech means that inevitably people are going to say things we don’t like. If you don’t like what someone has to say, you can always turn it off. Their freedom to speak also includes our freedom to tune out.