One early morning a decade ago, I heard on the radio that the first one hundred people to line up to purchase Radiohead‘s OK Computer would be given a free ticket to their North American premiere at the Opera House.
I didn’t have a car at the time and ended up pulling a friend out of a test that morning to drive down and line up. While I was dropped off so that he could find parking, I ran towards the line and was handed ticket number 100, the very last ticket.
We debated this for a while, and decided the only fair thing to do would be to scalp the ticket and split the cash.
We’ve regretted it ever since.
Anyhow, I just discovered that Radiohead delivered a blow to the recording industry today and is offering their latest album for sale directly from their own website, cutting out all the middle men. On top of that, it’s pay whatever you want. You could literally put a cent into the honesty box and walk away with the album legitimately.
Kudos to Radiohead for once again doing things a bit differently…