Produced by me, joseph.
In the notes for a print on Slowly Downward, Stanley Donwood writes:
In a book called “Brought to Light” by Alan Moore and Bill Sienkiewicz the numbers of people killed by CIA-sponsored state terrorism is measured in swimming pools. The average human body holds a gallon of blood. An Olympic swimming pool holds fifty gallons. The pools mount up through the book’s narrative, reaching a number I no longer wish to recall. This image haunted me throughout Radiohead’s Kid A project, and here I’ve coupled it with a scary bear; the record’s iconic image, and a symbol of looming danger and shattered expectations.
This is no doubt a result of this September 23, 2005 post to Dead Air Space.
Update, 10 January 2007: This banner ad arrived today from the good folks at W.A.S.T.E.:
On the At Ease message board, a thread appeared linking to a download of the first of “A Rat’s Nest” played backward. Unable to ever download the file, one was made: “A Rat’s Nest,” the first 43 seconds, backwards.
The following image appears in the Scrapbook section of Radiohead.com:
This image shows an excerpt from a book by James Howard Kunstler: Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America’s Man-Made Landscape. Specifically the passage comes from page 37, reproduced below:
On this page, http://www.greenplastic.com/coldstorage/gear/jonny.php (duplicated across the internet), it’s listed that Jonny Greenwood uses a “FARTAR keyboard controller running e-mu classic keys.” This should probably read: “FATAR keyboard controller using E-mu Systems Classic Keys module.”