• cselkins

    Radiohead?! YES, please. And my brother and I text song lyrics and movie quotes constantly during the day. Mostly from the 90s alternative/grunge genre. Which is all in between him being offered a piece of bloody chicken for lunch by the school janitor. Don’t they have teacher’s lounges anymore? My brother, the teacher. Who woulda thought they would hire anyone who used to play with WWF dolls, ahem, I mean “action figures”.

  • HowToBeADad

    Next he’ll be listening to Arcade Fire and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and wearing horn-rimmed glasses with a PBR in one hand and a Proust book in the other while riding a fixed-gear bike to his job at a graphic design company. This is Hipsterism starts, Heather.


  • Rosie R

    Yes, yes, very cool, but I have something much more pressing to ask you: Where did you get the dress that Marlo is wearing in today’s Chuck photo?? My daughter is in dire need of that dress.

  • dooce

    @Rosie R I got it in Mexico.

  • EliBailey

    I absolutely love Radiohead and would change my name to IloveThomYorke if I could. Best band of all time in my opinion. But if you had asked me about them ten years ago I wouldn’t have had a clue. It wasn’t until 2004, after my ex and I separated and I was moving into my own house when my son asked me to sit down and listen to them. So we sat and listened to one song, then another, and another, and another, and I fell in love with them right then and there. Radiohead helped get me through that whole mess and also got me started listening to a lot of other good music. I credit them (and my son) for saving me from music mediocrity. And when I met my husband online the first thing we talked about was Radiohead. I took that as a good sign.

  • TigerLily

    Fuck Radiohead. I love Ranger simply because of, well, Cockadoodledoo Fart. Best Dooce post EVER!!

  • Rosie R

    @dooce Excellent find! She looks darling in it. Clearly I need to hop on a plane to Mexico immediately.

  • Annie007

    Very funny text and stories. Good to hear you two connected. My sister just visited me for a few days last week — I”m in Atlanta and she’s in Boston. I miss her. There’s something about growing up together and suffering the same parents that creates a lifelong bond.

  • Jen

    I totally get your reference. I’d be jumping up and down in nerdy excitement, too. I’ve gone off on tangents a time or two about Pyramid Song or You and Whose Army? and I can see peoples’ eyes glazing over. They just don’t get it. I have hope, though.

  • the_grapes_of_ROUGH


    They’re coming to DC in a few weeks (or maybe they were already here? I can’t be bothered to remember these things). The point is, none of my philistine friends would go with me and I missed/am missing them. Gutted.

  • lala34mc

    I am still here and I love you for this post! Going to see them again in a couple weeks here in Boston. Eeeeee. Wanna come?

  • lisdom

    Aw, you’re getting me excited to see them at Bonnaroo! I’ve seen Radiohead twice already, but who ever gets to the point where given the opportunity to see Radiohead they say no? That’s right, nobody.

  • annalitchka

    Rosie R., I live in Austin, and the dress that darling Marlo is wearing is a very traditional Mexican dress, which has been made for many years in all sizes for all ages. Here in Texas we see a lot of them. I do see one for sale on eBay.

    I bought one like that for my mother about 30 years ago in a Mexican market. It’s a very classic style. I don’t think you’d have to go to Mexico to find it. Good luck!

  • annalitchka

    Rosie R., check out http://leosimports.com/ to find those dresses, they call them Puebla dresses. Not expensive at all!

  • SweetAdeline

    As though I haven’t been maniacally texting the countdown to the two shows I magically got tickets for on this tour to everyone I know, just seeing “interstellar burst” in the title of this post made me want to dance for joy and smell my tickets. For a weird looking little guy with a droopy eyelid, Thom Yorke sure gives me some intense feelings. I could go and on about how “All I Need” is the sickest most twisted and perfect love song, or how Fade out popping up during my commute changes the tenor of my whole day. Sometimes I feel like I’m in a cult. Best. Cult. Ever.

  • Pandora Has A Box

    It’s posts like this that make me a wee bit sad to be an only child.