Radiohead’s Response to Rejection for the New Year

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 9:57 am

Radiohead’s Response to Rejection for the New Year

Rejection and failure are inevitable aspects of being part of the human community. Out of those dashed hopes and smoldering ashes, we hope something fresh and beautiful arises. So, let us take our cue from the band Radiohead, who was asked to compose a theme song for the recent Bond film, Spectre:

“It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much.”

Their message — and their creation — seems like the right thing to hear on this first day of 2016. Happy New Year!

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is the cofounder of On Being and currently serves as chief content officer and executive editor. He received a Peabody Award in 2007 for his work on “The Ecstatic Faith of Rumi” and garnered two Webby Awards (in 2005, and again in 2008). The Online News Association nominated his journalistic work multiple times in the general excellence and outstanding specialty journalism categories. Trent’s reported and produced stories from Turkey to rural Alabama, from Israel and the West Bank to Cambridge, England.

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