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Radiohead Needs a Copyeditor

I am not enough of a Radiohead fan to accurately review one of their concerts. But I am enough of a fan of the English language to know that they need to take a clearer look at their stage show:

Notice anything around the 40-second mark of that video? "Everything in It's Right Place"? Even one of the biggest bands in the world shouldn't be above proper grammar. Otherwise, I can't be the only person to think that the Field Museum should receive an assist for the unintentionally perfect fireworks display that took place behind Radiohead's headlining Lollapalooza set on Friday evening. The synchronization between those fireworks and "Fake Plastic Trees" was truly trascendent.

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Jeanette / August 3, 2008 1:16 PM

I am a big Radiohead fan, but English is not my language.

Though... The members of Radiohead all went to college (except poor Jonny), and Colin even studied English litterature, so I would say that "Everything in IT'S right place" is not an awful mistake but was intended. Anyway, it is the name of the song, and the world have lived with it since it was released (on Kid A, in 2000).

Artists should have the right to mess with conventions - this freedom is on my opinion an essential part of art itself.

Snx / August 3, 2008 2:35 PM

Yeah! Way to go buddy you nailed 'em! Can't wait to see the visuals when you play Lollapalooza.

hil / August 3, 2008 4:14 PM

Can't believe you caught that. I doubt it was Radiohead that made the mistake. Probably an error with the house tech team.

Jeanette Parker / August 3, 2008 10:24 PM

... does this mean that the comment I sent yesterday has not been "approved"? is this censorship, are only the comments agreeing with your point of view allowed?

I really hope not!

E / August 4, 2008 12:57 AM

Radiohead ain't the only one. Seen in the At&T Lounge.

klutch / August 4, 2008 10:07 AM

Who cares!! There are more important questions out there to be asking. It’s stupid to point out, not to mention its irrelevance, but it's your prerogative to make your station in life more important by pointing out its significance to people just wanting to come out, have fun and enjoy a concert with or without its perfect grammatical display of lights.

Andrew / August 4, 2008 10:45 AM

Jeanette, there was no "censorship" involved -- your comment got caught by our spam filter for some reason. It's now published.

jen / August 4, 2008 4:19 PM

allegedly, in practice at the chicago theater on thursday, thom forgot some of the lyrics to this very song.

Love / August 5, 2008 3:27 AM

Jeanette, the typo is in the light show only. Not on the record (or on the setlists). It's probably made by one of the light technicians. We have not lived with this error since Kid A...

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