Remembering Radiohead’s Last Run At Madison Square Garden In 2003 [Full Video]

first_imgEdit this setlist | More Radiohead setlists Edit this setlist | More Radiohead setlists Radiohead are one of the most beloved bands in the world. Rising out of the 90’s post-Grunge, Alternative scene to essentially create their own genre of music, the elusive Oxford-based band plays sparingly, exclusively touring in support of their increasingly-experimental albums and not really adding many shows for the fun of it. They hit the road because they have to express their art, not necessarily because they want to, so the number of shows they play is limited. The formula is familiar: the band releases a new album, then goes on tour, reliably hitting major markets and top-level festivals along the way.However, in a strange confluence of events, Radiohead haven’t performed a true, large-scale headlining show within the five boroughs of New York City in years. Forget about the fact that their last show in the city-the finale of a two night run at the now defunct Roseland Ballroom-was already five years ago…the last time Radiohead played a show in New York City at a venue befitting their huge demand was a whopping 13 years ago, when they headlined two nights at Madison Square Garden in support of their album Hail to the Thief. Of course, there were a couple of underplays: a two-night run at the Theater at Madison Square Garden-the venue underneath MSG proper that seats one third of the main room’s audience-featured openers The Black Keys and served as a stop on the band’s 2006 pre-In Rainbows tour, and the aforementioned two-night stop at Roseland while the band was in town to play Saturday Night Live and The Colbert Report in support of their 2011 album The King of Limbs.They have been painfully close, as Radiohead did stop at nearby Jersey City, NJ for two nights at All Points West festival in 2008 while touring In Rainbows, and added two tri-state area shows at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ during their proper The King of Limbs tour. The band have been sorely missed by their rabid New York City fan-base, so, as Radiohead prepare to return to the city for what’s sure to be two amazing nights at Madison Square Garden, we look back at their two-night-stand from 2003, when the band were at the top of their game, still riding the wave as the “biggest band in the world”.Back in 2003, Radiohead were top of the musical food chain. From 1997 – 2001, they released three albums-Ok Computer, Kid A, and Amnesiac-that blew the world’s collective mind. Combining their interest and fears of technology into a paranoid, insightful look at humanity’s role in the world, Radiohead can only be compared to Pink Floyd in their ability to push their audience to expand their minds. With their 2003 album Hail to the Thief, Radiohead returned with a more guitar-based record, eschewing much of the digital production of their previous records for a more “live” sound. The album often gets overlooked in the discussion of “greatest Radiohead records”, but the truth is, this album is one of their absolute best, containing classics like the percussive “There There”, acoustic rocker “Go To Sleep”, paranoid punk rock freak out “2+2=5”, and possibly their most glitchy electronic song, “The Gloaming”. The songs work especially well in a concert setting, and made Radiohead’s subsequent world tour to support the album all the more amazing.With a May release of Hail to the Thief, the summer of 2003 was packed with a mix of summer tour dates and festival appearances across Europe and Japan, including a headlining stop at Glastonbury. Starting in August, the band started a huge two-month tour of the United States, crisscrossing the country to perform at venues like Red Rocks, the Hollywood Bowl, and Alpine Valley, while stopping at amphitheaters in almost every major market in the country. The band closed out their time in the U.S., however, with an epic pair of shows at Madison Square Garden on October 9th and October 10th 2003, a run which found the band firing on all cylinders to conclude their lengthy time on the road.Radiohead are certainly not at the jam band level when it comes to song-rotation in their setlists, but they do tend to switch it up on a nightly basis. This formula has worked out pretty well for them, as they’re able to feature their new material and their classic material while satisfying their most hardcore fans with a selection of rotating deep cuts and b-sides at each show. This tour found the band playing Hail To The Thief tracks “2+2=5”, “Sit Down Stand Up”, “Where I End And You Begin”, “Sail to the Moon”, “Go To Sleep”, “The Gloaming” and “There There” at each tour stop, alongside Radiohead’s must-play live-staples “Everything in its Right Place”, “Idioteque” and “The National Anthem”, and “You and Whose Army?”.Radiohead’s stop at MSG was not defined by it’s tour regulars as much as it was by the deep cuts they selected for each night’s performance. The first night saw the band heavily feature material from their album Kid A, with a “Kid A”, “Morning Bell”, and “How to Disappear Completely” all appearing on the setlist. The October 9th show contained a number of surprises, as Radiohead performed “Lurgee” from their early record, Pablo Honey, as well as a rare appearance by “True Love Waits”, a track that wouldn’t be officially included into the Radiohead catalog until this year’s A Moon Shaped Pool release. Night one also saw a number of tracks from The Bends, with a raging “My Iron Lung” and the emotional masterpiece “Fake Plastic Trees” both making it into the set. Radiohead play their biggest hits only sporadically, so the first night’s audience was blessed with their classic “Karma Police” to open the second encore.Night two would find the band featuring a larger number of songs from their critically-acclaimed Ok Computer record. The band included “Airbag”, “No Surprises”, “Lucky”, and “Exit Music (for a Film)” in their set alongside set regular “Paranoid Android”, and they mixed in a few different Hail to the Thief songs like the sinister “Myxomatosis” and the beautiful ballad “Scatterbrain”. A highlight of the set was the dreamy Kid A track “In Limbo”, and of course the crowd lost it for Radiohead’s first hit single, the beloved Pablo Honey song “Creep”. They also busted out a couple more songs from The Bends, with the epic rager “Just” and the blissful “Street Spirit (fade out)”.All in all, these two shows were amazing. Capturing a band at the peak of their powers, Radiohead made the complicated parts of their songs seem effortless, and they fully showcased their ability to incorporate elements of technology into their playing–something that set them apart in in 2003–and still sets them apart today in 2016. Thankfully, YouTube exists, and there is a video copy of the full second concert available for streaming. The images are pre-HD, but the clarity is brilliant at times, giving the viewer a close-up view of the band exploding with energy on the Madison Square Garden stage. Thom Yorke is young and full of life, showcasing his passion and his unique dance moves throughout, while Johnny Greenwood is an evil genius on the guitar and with all of his homemade electronic toys. The rhythm section of Collin Greenwood and Philip Selway holds it down while creating endless energy, and rhythym guitarist Ed O’Brien is rock solid and provides great backup vocals.  Check out the video below to see for yourselves, and check out the full setlist for both nights of this infamous run.We can’t wait to get to Madison Square Garden for Radiohead’s first shows there in 13 years!Watch full video from 10/10/2003 at Madison Square Garden, the second night of Radiohead’s U.S.-tour-closing two-night run, courtesy of YouTube user Austin Brocklast_img read more

Surviving in a hostile regulatory environment

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Alan JacksonFinancial industry regulations consistently earn the top spot on the list of concerns that keep bank CEOs awake at night. With Basel III changes going into effect this year and next, and the influence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ascending, it’s unlikely FI decision-makers will rest easy about regulations any time soon – if ever. Many perceive the regulatory environment to be more than just difficult; it can be downright hostile.Despite regulatory pressures, however, CEOs of small-regional banks are largely optimistic about the future. Could their relatively rosy outlook have anything to do with the coping strategies many have developed for navigating an ever-changing regulatory environment? It would seem so. Deluxe drew on the expertise of our banking clients to craft our white paper, “Surviving in a Hostile Regulatory Environment.”We found that for key challenges such as margin pressure, loan pricing and regulatory influences, financial institutions have developed a range of survival tactics. Unsurprisingly, data and technology drive many of these strategies. By using real-time data to check their balance sheets, performance metrics and critical financial reports on a daily basis, banks are better equipped to remain compliant and competitive. continue reading »last_img read more

Understanding the implications of an interest rate hike

first_img 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Pundits keep a close watch on the U.S. Federal Reserve as it meets to raise interest rates after seven years of effectively zero rates. Yet the reality is that many Americans know little about interest rates, and much less about the implications of a rate hike for their finances! This was one key finding from the recently released S&P Global FinLit Survey, gathered with the support of McGraw Hill Financial.The goal of the international study was to compare adult financial literacy levels across more than 140 nations. Financial literacy was measured using questions assessing basic knowledge of four fundamental concepts: numeracy or capacity to do simple calculations in the context of interest rates, interest compounding, inflation, and risk diversification. Respondents were deemed “financially literate” if they could correctly answer three of the four questions (try the quiz yourself, here!). The Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center helped design the survey and analyze the results.Staggeringly, we found that only one in three adults is financially literate around the world. While Americans fare a bit better, only a little more than half of US adults score this well, a finding that bodes ill for one of the world’s most advanced financial markets. continue reading »last_img read more

COVID-19: Antiparasitic drug can kill coronavirus within two days, study finds

first_imgA recent collaborative study conducted by a team from Monash University and the Doherty Institute in Australia has found that a commonly used antiparasitic drug could halt the incubation process of the novel coronavirus and potentially cure COVID-19 positive patients of any ailments caused by the virus.The study showed that the drug available globally called Ivermectin was able to kill SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, growing in cell culture within 48 hours. It must be noted, however, that the study was conducted in vitro – in a controlled environment outside a living organism – and that more credible data would be obtained pending clinical trials on human subjects.“We report here that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved antiparasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum antiviral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus,” the report stated. The drug was previously shown to have been effective against a wide variety of viruses, including HIV, dengue, influenza and the Zika virus, the study claimed.Kylie Wagstaff, a scientist at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute who led the study, said the optimistic results of the study had warranted the possibility of human trials, which would yield more credible information regarding the drug’s efficacy within living cells.Read also: Potential COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in mouse study“We found that even a single dose [of Ivermectin] could essentially remove all viral RNA [ribonucleic acid] by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,” Wagstaff said in the report. “We need to figure out now whether the dosage that can be used in humans will be effective – that’s the next step,”Ivermectin had presumably inhibited the viral process that “dampened down” the host cells’ ability to kill it, Wagstaff said. However, the specific ways in which Ivermectin overrides such viral processes have yet to be discovered, she added.Many countries, including Indonesia, are scrambling to find possible remedies for the deadly virus as scientists fast-tracked research on a vaccine.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced last month that the government had been preparing medicine, including 3 million doses of chloroquine, which he described as “having been proven to cure COVID-19 in other countries”.However, health experts have since raised concerns over the risks inherent in self-medication using choloroquine phosphate – an antimalarial drug – as they claimed the medicine had an array of dangerous side effects including diarrhea, breathing difficulties, weakened muscles and mental disorders.Topics :last_img read more

International trio target team title in Portgual

first_img Internationals Gemma Clews, Sophie Lamb and Inci Mehmet will represent England in the Nations Cup at the Portuguese women’s amateur championship. The 72-hole championship will be played at the Montado Golf Resort from 27-30 January, with the Nations Cup team event being decided over the first three rounds. All three players were members of England’s winning team at the 2015 women’s Home Internationals. The players: Gemma Clews, 21, (Delamere Forest) had top ten finishes in last year’s English women’s amateur and the Scottish and Irish stroke play championships. She tied 20th in the European Amateur and represented GB&I in the Vagliano Trophy. She helped England win the first mixed international against Spain. Sophie Lamb, 18, (Clitheroe) was runner-up in the England Golf girls’ order of merit for 2015 and sixth on the women’s table. She was also runner-up in the ANNIKA Invitational Europe 2015 in Sweden; tied eighth in the British stroke play and was fifth in both the English girls’ and English women’s championships. Inci Mehmet, 19, (Royal Mid-Surrey) had top ten finishes in the 2015 World Girls’ Championship as well as in the English, Irish and Scottish women’s stroke play championships and in this year’s South Atlantic Women’s Amateur. She helped England win the team trophy at the 2015 British stroke play. (Image © Leaderboard Photography). 20 Jan 2016 International trio target team title in Portgual last_img read more