In Rainbows...In Rainbows...In
at my computer tapping my foot and waiting for the downloading of
Radiohead's ''In Rainbows'' to begin. I'm downright jittery.
I want to see if the album is good, of course, but I'm as excited
to see whether or not their server is going to crash. As many as
500,000 downloading an entire album from the same website? Can it
really handle all the stress?
I predict a
NME and other sources are reporting that the album
will be released at 10AM BST (that's 5AM our time), so while I'm
sitting here waiting for the mayhem to begin, I decided to put
together a list of scenarios. One of the following things is
probably going to happen when this album is released. Over/Under
'''THINGS THAT MIGHT HAPPEN WHEN RADIOHEAD
RELEASES ''IN RAINBOWS'' '''
* The album is great.
''Odds: 2 to 1''
* The album sucks. ''Odds: 10 to
* The downloading goes off without a hitch.
''Odds: 50 to 1''
* Inrainbows.com crashes at some point
in the next 24 hours. ''Odds: 4 to 1''
gives the album a 10. ''Odds: 5 to 1''
* Pitchfork gives
the album less than 9.0. ''Odds: 1000 to 1''
Yorke posts something mysterious in Radiohead's
in the next week. ''Odds: 10 to 1''
* Thom Yorke posts
something about Global Warming in the blog in the next week.
''Odds: 3 to 1''
* Radiohead releases a traditional
version of In Rainbows in December. Right around holiday shopping
time!! ''Odds: 2 to 1''
* Radiohead fans are initially
disappointed, then learn to love the album. But then they complain
anyway. ''Odds: 1 to 1''