Thursday, March 05, 2009

Thom Yorke apparently doesn't realise what he owes to Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus (who plays Jem out of Jem and The Holograms on TV) has revised her previous love of Radiohead. Why?

Cyrus' spokesperson explained that last week she played Karma Police and realised that the much-touted originality of the band relied on the superior assumption that its natural audience would have a limited musical knowledge with which to compare what they were doing, and as such, Radiohead's adventurism is actually little more than the passing off of stolen goods to an audience whose shallowness they secretly despise.

Sorry - my mistake: I misread the Pitchfork report on first scan. What actually happened was this:

[S]he tried to get her people to pull some strings for an awkward backstage meeting at the Grammys, Radiohead's crew told Miley's crew that the band "doesn't really do that." Amazing.

This did not sit well with Miley-- a girl, I imagine, who doesn't hear the word "no" too often. "The reason I'm in this business is to make people happy," she said, suggesting Radiohead are not in it to make people smile. No shit! Radiohead are about making people miserable-- beautifully, heart-explodingly miserable! Get it straight, Cyrus!

She said, "I left 'cause I was so upset. I wasn't going to watch. Stinkin' Radiohead! I'm gonna ruin them, I'm going to tell everyone."

Yes. 'Won't dance to Billy Ray Cyrus' kid's demands'. That'll end their career, that will.