So I’m all Big Kev excited about the news that Radiohead’s new album is coming out in ten teeny little days. I love their stealth tactics too, bypassing the record companies and avoiding the usual leaked copy hoopla by offering the album for download on their website, with the downloadee deciding how much to pay.

My only worry is what’s going to happen on the big day when everyone is trying to collect their copy? HOW MANY SERVERS HAVE THEY GOT AND ARE THEY MADE OF CAST IRON AND SELLOTAPE because I remember last year I spent seven sad little fangirl hours trying to buy presale concert tickets on their website to no avail. It struggled and stuttered like a herd of constipated cows, as if shocked by the surge in popularity.

Already today its been difficult to access, with lovely Jonny posting another message en blog to say, “it’s getting busy in there – busier than they expected.”

Fellas! Will you ever learn? EXPECT A FEW VISITORS! Stock up the fridge! Borrow some spare chairs from your nanna’s house! YOU’RE POPULAR DARNIT!


In other news, I start a new job tomorrow, doing web stuff. For the first time in 4.5 years my work won’t involve typing letters and making appalling cups of instant coffee. I’m absolutely shitscared, especially considering my recent display of skill and flair with the blog upgrade. Pray for me!

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20 thoughts on “Bulletproof

  1. As long as you don’t get *as* excited as Big Kev and die of heart attack like he did!

    I still don’t get the Radiohead thing, but I shall be excited for you nonetheless. (My eeeeeeeeee-worthy band broke up, I’m bitter now.)

  2. I am liking the new look website. And go hard with the RH album.
    Good luck with the new job – its nice to do something proper for a living. I am now doing something that has a title and all. It used to be when someone asked me what I did for a living I ummed and ahed and tried to explain how useful I was… but now 2 words and (some) people understand. I also got extremely excited when I got a business card, but that says more about me.

  3. Oooh. Good luck with the new job – it can only get better from ‘shitscared’ and instant coffee. I second the nice knickers – always helps…

  4. Good luck with the new job… I started one last year that was afraid might be over my head but it turned out fine and yours will too!

  5. Best of luck from a very long time lurker ๐Ÿ™‚ you’ll kick plenty ass! And RADIOHEAD! Bah to internet traffic.

  6. Yeah, waste sent out that email yesterday and I timed out a couple of times before it let me on! They better get the kinks out ๐Ÿ™‚ well, I won’t say “or else…” but I still hope they beef up a little before the big day! Good luck on the new job! I went from secretary to tech support and I was totally scared I would fail, but it worked out…you will be fine!

  7. cheers comrades, all went okay indeed ๐Ÿ™‚

    and thanks for delurking, apoorva!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    and loretta, we should get Escapee Secretaries t-shirts made or something!

  8. Can I join in the Escapee Secretary t-shirts? Actually, maybe it would be best not to buy such an item until, like, actually have job again.

    Glad to hear all went well yesterday – once the cold plunge is over, it’s always better…

    We went on the Radiohead website yesterday and already the servers were complaining like billy-o. J is rather thrown by the whole “pay what you want” thing.

    “If it’s great, then I don’t want all the fans to pay 1p. But how do I know in advance that it’s not rubbish?” (How about waiting till it gets some radio airplay?)

    I did think that ยฃ40 for the box-set was a bit steep, though.

  9. It’s all going to crash but we will survive the Radiohead crash of 2007. It’s all very exciting!

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