Radiohead: A Rock Band With a Firm Grasp of Urban Planning
It looks like Radiohead’s Thom Yorke may be reading the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers classic "Theory of Disappearing Traffic" study in his spare time. Here he is talking to the New York Times’ Jon Pareles about the band’s recent digital commerce experiment:
Signing a new major-label contract "would have killed us straight off," he added. "Money makes you numb, as M.I.A. wrote. I mean, it’s tempting to have someone say to you, ‘You will never have to worry about money ever again,’ but no matter how much money someone gives you — what, you’re not going to spend it? You’re not going to find stupid ways to get rid of it? Of course you are. It’s like building roads and expecting there to be less traffic."