Radiohead’s Nude: The Let’s Get Physical Mashup by J. Houston

June 17, 2008

Very interesting project related to the Radiohead Nude remix thing that I partook in a while back. James Houston missed the deadlines for said “contest” but decided to though some stuff together….Very nice. Like he says:

“Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there. It doesn’t sound great, as it’s not supposed to.”

I actually built one of the Sinclair computers that he uses in this project back in the summer of ’81,a trip to see it used here. He certainly made better use of it than me. Check it and give it some time, it really does not kick in until about :45 sec, it is worth the wait:

Big Ideas (don’t get any) from James Houston on Vimeo.


May 1, 2008

Hey, here is my remix of Radiohead’s song Nude this is Pinkletink’s mix.

Have you heard about what they did?

They made available tracks or stems from their actual song Nude. Nude is on their latest release In Rainbows ( isn’t “rainbow” a particularly pretty word to read? I was struck by that when I had to fortune to spell it during Scrabulous. I have cliched associations with the optical phenomena but spelling it out really has changed my life around. You know I think Lepre….).

Right. So, we remixed their song: Sir. Pipetop provided a haunting, if a bit pixilated, uilleann bagpipe riff, the pinkletinks added a nice location recording of their friends out about the bog and cohort managed to edit it all together while -tinnitus- drank black coffee while givin’ the chicken-eye-of-attention to all, like an attentive producer is prone to do. You can vote on it if you go over to the Radiohead website that is hosting all the “official” remixes. Off with you now: