Thursday, March 19, 2009

tokyo, the other end of the world

this is a video of paranoid android that i took at the show at saitima super arena in tokyo on oct. 5, 2008

my boyfriend and i travelled across the great oceans, lands, by plane, by train, encompassed by a language so foreign to us but so natural to them. this place was tokyo. we went to see radiohead. we were those awkward tourists that you can probably imagine in your head right now. oh were we them. 

we stumbled along the electric streets entranced by the lights, the people, the landscape, the sushi, the history, the energy, the customs, the gracious japanese spirit. the visual stimulation felt while walking the city streets was a photographic journey in itself. 

but mostly i wanted to post this to give a shout out to the set list for the oct. 5 show, the real reason we went. there is something about radiohead that is so otherworldy and universal at the same time. our seating section must have been reserved for foreigners because we met people from all over the world. some were american, others from europe, australia. we met two americans who lived in guam, went out with them after the show, and later sang karaoke in the same exact karaoke room as scarlett johannson in the movie "lost in translation". how cool is that?   

00. Intro
01. 15 Step
02. Airbag
03. Just
04. There There
05. All I Need
06. Pyramid Song
07. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
08. The Gloaming
09. Myxomatosis
10. Faust Arp
11. Knives Out
12. Nude
13. Optimistic
14. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
15. Idioteque
16. Fake Plastic Trees
17. Bodysnatchers
18. Like Spinning Plates
19. Videotape
20. Paranoid Android
21. Reckoner
22. Everything In Its Right Place
23. Go Slowly
24. My Iron Lung
25. How to Disappear Completely


  1. best band in the whole world.

    they are amazing live. i'm glad we have both experienced this.

    your blog is cool. thanks for the follow.

  2. thanks. couldn't agree more with ya!