Recently we reported about Jonny Greenwood’s growing chances at the upcoming Academy Awards for his ‘There Will Be Blood” score. In an interview with Swedish paper Dagens Nyheter Jonny said he deserves at least four Oscars.
Jonny claims that being awarded with just one Oscar would be an insult. We’re guessing that the generally modest guitarist is joking or something went wrong with the translation to Swedish.
In the same story Colin Greenwood mentions that the idea for the ‘pay-what-you-want’ In Rainbows download was presented to them for about 2 years ago by a friend of their managers.
He argued that paying the same price for music is practically means that all music has the same quality. Which would mean that buying a U2 album or a Roxette album (yes, we’re still in Sweden) is practically buying the same thing. Jonny said he was very proud to see over ten people from North Korea downloading ‘In Rainbows’, which was another reason to make the music avaialble from their website.
There’s also hope for the Swedes. Jonny hopes to return to Sweden for a tour as he has an unforgettable memory of Gothenburg, which reminds him of hometown Oxford.