Monday, June 22, 2009

phil drumset in charity auction

Some lucky Phillover is going to be able to own one of Phil's drum kits.

Radiohead memorabilia goes under the hammer

A drum kit belonging to Radiohead drummer Phil Selway will be among the lots in the Pop Culture sale at Christie’s, in London, on July 1.

The drum kit has been autographed by Abingdon-born Mr Selway and other members of the Oxford band, who met while pupils at Abingdon School, and is expected to fetch £4,000.

The Premier rosewood and cherry red lacquer kit was used to record the 1997 album OK Computer, which went triple platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US.

Mr Selway, 42, was last year voted the 26th-best drummer of all time by online music magazine Gigwise.

He gave away the drums as a prize in a charity draw seven years ago in aid of the Samaritans charity, which he has worked for as a helpline volunteer.

(via Oxford Mail)

tumblr phil

Phillovers, check out this philtastic tumblr:

one phil of a surprise

A group of generous Chileans thought they were just meeting with a Radiohead manager to welcome the band to Chile, but then had the surprise of a philtime. Phillover Coni was there and reports about the meeting:

At the hotel, we sat down and started chatting and suddenly one of my friends looked somewhere, shocked. I turned around... and Phil was there. I'm still shocked. He was absolutely amazing, so calm and educated.

The welcoming committee:

Phil opens gifts:

Oh yes, the cupcakes I made... Phil wasn't going to share with anyone.

Friday, June 19, 2009

from the NME:

Radiohead and Johnny Marr releasing new material on charity album

'The Ties That Bind Us' sees Phil Selway's solo vocal debut

Radiohead's Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway and The Cribs' Johnny Marr have all contributed to 'The Sun Came Out' - a double album of original material that will raise money for Oxfam.

The album, co-ordinated by Neil Finn, will be released on August 10.

Drummer Selway makes his recorded vocal debut on the record on the song 'The Ties That Bind Us'.

Selway made his live singing debut at a gig in Auckland, New Zealand in January at a gig organised in conjunction with the project.

The album also sees collaborations between Marr and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on 'Too Blue', and KT Tunstall and Neil Finn of Crowded House on 'Hazel Black'.

'The Sun Came Out' tracklisting will be:

Disc 1
'Too Blue'
'You Never Know'
'Little By Little'
'Learn to Crawl'
'Black Silk Ribbon'
'Girl, Make your Own Mind Up'
'Run In The Dust'
'Red Wine Bottle'
'The Ties That Bind Us'
'Bodhisattva Blues'
'What Could Have Been'

Disc 2
'All Comedians Suffer'
'Duxton Blues'
'Hazel Black'
'Riding The Wave'
'The Witching Hour'
'Over And Done'
'Change of Heart'
'Don't Forget Me'
'Long Time Gone'
'The Cobbler'
'3 Worlds Collide'
'The Water'

Thursday, June 18, 2009