Sunday, December 8, 2019
Ok Computer addendum
In my latest submission to my list of the 100 greatest albums of all time, with each individually being the actual single greatest album of all time, I talked about the mesmerism of hearing a song from Radiohead's Ok Computer playing over the sound system in the food co-op I was shopping in. Telling the story of setting aside all my worldly goods as I was physically and spiritually pulled to a spot in the produce section directly under the speaker, where I stared up hypnotized at it, like under a dark star that could only grant dubious wishes, I generally spoke the truth as I could. But I forgot one thing, one thought that I had.
Standing under the speaker I thought "That's not right to play this song in public" Like it was actually unseemly to play something so beautiful, in public, where people would hear it.