Happy Birthday Thom Yorke!!!

by Carmen Cruz

Feliz Cumpleaños Thom Yorke!!!

Let's take a moment to celebrate the glory that is Thom.

He's born October 7th, 1968 in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. (Does this mean he can say he was born in 'The Shire'????). Ha.

So what's the deal with the eye? THE EYE!!!! Well according to Wiki (and Wiki never lies right? Right?...) " At birth, his left eye was fixed shut; the doctors determined that the eye was paralyzed and that the condition was permanent. Yorke's parents took him to an eye specialist, who suggested a muscle graft. Yorke underwent five eye operations before he was six years old.Yorke's father, a chemical equipment salesman, was hired by a firm in Scotland shortly after his son's birth and the family lived there until Yorke was seven. During this time Yorke had to wear a patch over his eye. He has stated that the last surgery was "botched," giving him a drooping eyelid."

Well that sucks.

This guy is practically a GOD in the music world. He's been named one of the most influential / powerful figures in the music industry and one of the greatest artists of all time. Obviously this means tons of musicians are going to want to work with the guy, right? The list of rejected musical collaboration hopefuls include Jack Black, Miley Cyrus (huh??? Thank GAD!) and Kanye West.
OooooOOOOooooohhhhh Buuuuuurn!

Thom Yorke Quotes:  “I want to be alone and I want people to notice me — both at the same time”
“And I know I'm paranoid and neurotic, I've made a career out of it.”

Love the line in the thread for this music video that says, "Thom Yorke doesn't try to dance; dance tries to Thom Yorke."