Thom Yorke

  • Is Radiohead’s "Lotus Flower" a Buddhist lotus flower? Paid Member

    This guest blog post comes our way from Keepaway's Nick Nauman. See our short interview with him here. In the video for Radiohead’s new single, “Lotus Flower,” Thom Yorke dances. That’s it. He just wriggles and gyrates with an intensity that reminds me of the more physically engaged Buddhist practice I’ve seen in super-cool video esoterica and Indian monasteries. He looks like an art nerd doing his best impression of Charlie Chaplin as a lama dancer. Have you ever seen a really deep Tibetan start to fly? Thom Yorke’s twitchy boogie seems to go for that rigor-cum-spasmodicism.  More »