The Radiohead song that came out last week, “These Are My Twisted Words,” is now available as an officially sanctioned free download from the band’s site, after a weekend of online lunacy that was sparked by some crafty fan of the band / Internet provocateur deciding to register WallOfIce.com, in honor of the cryptic text attached to the MP3 file that came out last week. As one might expect, the registration of that domain caused a flurry of anticipatory freak-outs, especially when it was merely redirecting to Radiohead’s official online store. (OMG IT’S A HINT YOU GUYS!!) But today, a cautionary tale went up:
Don’t just publish bullshit only to get hits on your webpage.
Don’t just create your own stories after reading one post on a message board.
Get your facts straight.
Could the power of Thom Yorke & Co. result in people actually caring about facts on the Internet? Haha, I don’t think so, but it’s nice to at least see that some people are still vaguely interested in things resembling “the truth.”
These Are My Twisted Words [W.A.S.T.E.]
Related: First Official “Review” Of The New Radiohead [Release/Non-Release] [Radio Exile]