Monday, November 22, 2004

HOW MUCH DOES A WORD FROM THOM YORKE COST?: Radiohead's US publishers really do seem intent on making them look like a bunch of scrooges, don't they? It's nothing to do with the band themselves, but author Chris Turner was presented with a bill for USD350 dollars for quoting 87 words of Radiohead songs in the book Planet Simpson. Payable to Warner Bros. The creators of the Simpsons - from which he quotes far more lavishly - did not press for payment.

Four bucks a word, it works out at. Four dollars a word.