|Relaxing while the rest of us Scramble|
They decided to honor one of Britain's oldest trees 'Big Belly Oak' which is located in the 4,000-acre Savernake Forest in Wiltshire, England. The tree is thought to be between 1,000 and 1,100 years old. With a girth of more than 36 feet, it is one of 50 trees honored as part of the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations. There even is an old wise tale saying that the devil appears to anyone who dances naked at midnight 12 times anti-clockwise around the tree.
You might think to yourself - what why would you dedicate an entire album to a tree? And hey even Liam Gallagher said the same thing well a little more harsh maybe... "I heard that f------ Radiohead record ['The King Of Limbs'] and I just go, 'What?!'" he said. "I like to think that what we do, we do f------ well. Them writing a song about a f------ tree? Give me a f------ break! A thousand year old tree? Go f--- yourself!" ... it is all a bit harsh if you ask me but that is just Liam being Liam.
So Radiohead make this announcement on http://thekingoflimbs.com/DIUSD.htm "Radiohead's new record, The King Of Limbs, is presented here as the world's first* Newspaper Album". This being for The Newspaper Album Presale. For me I still believe The newspaper album and TKOL Record are two separate entities. Well TKOL record actually just being a part of The Newspaper Album. I go into more detail on it on a previous post here.
|Black and White "Wall of Ice" type of Theme|
Now I want to break down the whole The King of Limbs vs The Newspaper Album once again. Starting off with back in August, 2009 the band released a single called 'These Are My Twisted Words'. At the time no one really thought too much of it just a song being released and such. But now with all the TKOL talk this song is starting to be brought back up over and over again. The artwork for the updated Radiohead website has been changed to look similar to that of TAMTW artwork back in 2009.
|Switch to Colors is interesting|
Also the new single announced for Record Store Day - Supercollider/The Butcher again brings us back to TAMTW artwork. There has been a constant theme with these trees and limbs right from the start. I believe 'These Are My Twisted Words' was actually THE SEED to The King of Limbs. It was planted a year and a half ago in Radiohead already anticipating and knowing what they had in store with this Newspaper Album.
Next The King of Limbs comes along and it is that original seed turned into a tree (or the TREE TRUNK). Now we get the announcement of Supercollider/The Butcher and that is THE BRANCHES coming out of that TREE TRUNK. The next question I ask you does a tree have only one or a couple of branches? Nope there are plenty of branches on trees and I believe that is the case with The Newspaper Album. There will also be plenty of Branches (Additional Songs) that will be springing out of this tree.
|Where the Fun all Began|
I wrote another post about The Puzzle Pieces Theory proclaiming that The Newspaper Album is a Paid Newspaper Subscription. That initial $48 for the World's first newspaper album was for more then 8 songs and a 625 book of art. There are additional clues out there as well, Jonny saying that the band is currently recording in the studio, The bands silence since the release of TKOL's, Thom mentioning in previous interviews that they don't want to release a traditional album and all the unrecorded songs played live the few years, plus the 4 year time frame in between In Rainbows clearly they would write more then 8 songs.
THE SEED -
These Are My Twisted Words (Aug 2009)
TREE TRUNK -
The King Of Limbs (Feb 2011)
-Morning Mr Magpie
-Little By Little
-Give Up The Ghost
- The Butcher
|Wonder what that barcode scans for?|
Possible 'Future' Branches -
- Present Tense
- The Daily Mail
- A Walk Down The Staircase
- Open The Floodgates
- Burn The Witch
- Skirting On The Surface
- True Love Waits
***This is all just ramblings more or less but something that I have been thinking about and that I have heard mentioned here and there. The no denial from the band about all these conspiracy theories on why there will be more Radiohead songs - makes it that much harder to not think there will be music. It seems like Radiohead have had this in the works for a few years now and have been hush hush about the whole deal, wanting to have a revolutionary type of album release. So far after a month and a half I believe they have accomplished just that, having every music fan on the edge of their seat waiting to see what there next move will be. My guess on the next move would be another BRANCH is on the way and after that another then another. I am sure glad I purchased my Subscription to this "NEWSPAPER" album and all the madness that comes with it.***