Internet killed the Radiohead
Just a thought from 8 April 2003 about .

Radiohead is a band that usually "gets it" when in comes to this web business. That's why the strum and drang over their new album appearing in mp3s around the net a little early is so baffling.

The same thing happened with their last two releases, too. Only this time, the mp3s making the rounds are unfinished versions of the songs. Hey, I've done some recording, I get why that would be annoying. But, really. This only means all the slobbering downloaders will be way more likely to buy the album and then compare notes on what was changed and speculate on why.

This is a fan's wet dream! If Radiohead was smart, they'd exploit this. Web features on their recording process. A behind the scenes DVD. Bring the fans into the studio and they'll reward you with a number one album on the charts - just like last time.

This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Internet killed the Radiohead” that I wrote on 8 April 2003.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “Worlds collide!” on 2 April 2003. After this, I wrote “Boths sides now” on 8 April 2003.

Worlds collide!
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2 April 2003

Boths sides now
Two years ago, when {fray} was nominated for three Webbies, it was ... trying. That's why, this year, I'm happy...
8 April 2003

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Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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