Monday, November 26, 2007

Phil dancing during webcast

Recently Radiohead did a webcast and it didn't surprise us Phillovers that after Phil did his DJ set people were talking about it around the world. Message boards, music sites and even newspapers showered him with praises.

Here's Phil dancing to Colin's set:

What price did you choose?

Recently a survey was made following the release of Radiohead's 7th LP, In Rainbows, where people shared information on how much they had payed for the album.

Here are a few examples of what people said:

£40.00 (United Kingdom)
Discbox. I've never come across a Radiohead album that i didn't like so i
don't think i'm taking much of a risk paying full whack. I think other artists
who think they've got a massive fanbase (50 cent for one) still wouldn't have
the balls to do something like this, besides it's not really about the money
with Radiohead and that's what i respect about them. I've bought many albums
this year which i regret, paying about a tenner for 3 good singles and umpteen
shoddy/rushed/lazy 'filler' tracks is a joke.

£2.50 (United States)
I payed 2.50, but I'm still undecided about getting the
discbox. If I don't, I'll pay them more. If the album's especially awesome, I'll
pay them even more. I love the concept of 'tipping' a band, being able to show
support in a more intimate way, even for a band as big as Radiohead.

£2.00 (United Kingdom)
the price they would receive through standard distribution of their record
after the appropriate deductions, plus a litte bit more (i think)

£0.00 (United Kingdom)
I'm not even sure I like Radiohead, I found OK Computer really hard going.
So I'm taking a (free) punt and seeing what it's like, either I'll become a new
fan or continue on my way.

£7.00 (United States)
pay up. this means more than just a price of a cd.

£3.00 (United Kingdom)
Seems like a fair price with low overhead of distribution. They're happy,
I'm happy, we're all happy.

£0.01 (United Kingdom)
I'm going to get the box set later in the year, so I don't feel guilty at
all paying 1p for it.

The survey has been closed now and various magazines have used its results.

For more details go to

If you didn't get a chance to participate in the survey The Phillovers would be delighted to hear how much you payed in the comments for this blog.
Thanks to Phil McKenna for the tip

Monday, October 22, 2007

the reviews are in: phil kicks ass

Finally a few critics have noticed the most important part to Radiohead.

"The synthesis is much more complete here, though, since the band road-tested these tunes on a short tour last year and drummer Phil Selway – who freakin' owns the album – operates on an utterly inhuman level throughout, bringing captivatingly erratic, "organic" accompaniment to 10 songs that give Thom Yorke's singular voice and warm instrumentation (acoustic guitars, strings, piano) played by human beings precedence over the machines."

"'Reckoner.' Tell me the last time you heard percussion recorded this well. All hail Phil Selway!"

~Ben Rayner, The Star

"Perhaps more than anything, In Rainbows succeeds at showing Selway’s talent…"

~Matthew Fiander, PopMatters

Monday, April 23, 2007

femme_bastet draws Phil

The legendary ateaser femme_bastet drew all 5 band members, but obviously Phil's came out as most beautiful.
Due to global warming and the war in Iraq, we haven't been able to update this blog. We have now though.

After VAlthough Daniel Craig did ok as James Bond, Phil could replace him in the next Bond movie. And we can see why.

San Fransisco to Amsterdam
As best dressed member of Radiohead, Phil tries to influence the other band members. It's going in the right direction, but it's clearly not perfect yet.

There's a debate going on about this picture. Some people think it's Phil himself, but we from The Phillovers are convinced this is a wax statue that will be revealed at Madame Tuso in a couple of days.

visit sunny somerset
When Phil goes surfing, he doesn't use a surfboard. He uses a rock. Phil likes vintage.

Winter 07
People are whispering that Phil is urinating in Ed's shoe. Phil is a very tidy man and he would never do such a thing.

Studio photographs
He clearly lost some weight. He's watching/learning how to play the piano it seems.

A big fan of the congoesAfter Thom stole his drums, Phil had to settle for congoes. He's still the best looking member by far though.

Winter 07 LondonPhil is browsing through Atease, checking the Phil appreciation thread.

Ed and Phil
This is Ed, almost blocking the view on Phil.

in the room
Find Wally. (<- orders from hildur) Over your sholder...
Quatre mains: Phil and Thom

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Phil and John McCusker to produce album

In an interview with newspaper The Scotsman, Scottish producer John McCusker said he's going to produce an album with our favorite drummer Phil Selway later this year.

more news will follow

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Deerhoof are releasing their new album, 'Friend Opportunity' next week. Drummer Greg Saunier talked to JunkMedia about their tour with Radiohead last year. You have been playing quite a few high profile shows lately. What was it like for the band to open up for Radiohead?

Greg Saunier: "Everybody knows what an uncommon live group they are, and even with years of buildup and knowing there was no way they could live up to the legend, they were so much better than even my highest expectation that my whole outlook on the world had to be immediately revised. But what people might not know is that they are so great in person. All five of them, and everyone in their enormous crew, were all so sweet to us. They really supported our music. If one of John's pedals got busted, someone from their crew would immediately offer to help. Someone from the band watched us from the side of the stage almost every night. Phil brought us cupcakes. Jonny brought us champagne and offered to play on our album, until he heard some rough mixes and said it already sounded done. Jonny did our light show in Amsterdam. He even used the strobe light which wasn't allowed. Ed asked us how we got our guitar tone, [because] he wanted to steal it. When Radiohead had a night off in Dublin, and Deerhoof had our own show in a small club, how did Thom spend his free time? He came to our show and danced like crazy. Colin kept taking our picture and posting pictures of us on Radiohead's website, and he'd imitate Satomi's dance during their show. Jim Warren, who does their sound mix, said he'd be happy to do ours as well and went and studied one of our albums to research what we wanted our mix to sound like. I do not expect this sort of treatment from any band, let alone a band on the level of Radiohead. They are disproving every truism about how famous people are supposed to act, and that taught us a beautiful lesson."

We, from 'The Phillovers', knew Phil was an expert in the field of cupcakes. He often makes them for our Phillover Fan days. Those on that picture are the ones he made for our last meeting. Phil promised to bring the cupcakes for our next Phillover Fan days in Iceland. This will be the first fan meeting where the other Radiohead band members will be present.