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Radiohead samples On Point on the set of the Colbert Report.

Radiohead samples On Point on the set of the Colbert Report.

Supergroup Radiohead appeared on the Colbert Report last night and sampled Tom Ashbrook and On Point in their live studio performance with Stephen Colbert.

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Here’s a link. Perk up your ears at 31 seconds…

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  • http://onpoint.wbur.org/about-on-point/sam-gale-rosen Sam Gale Rosen


  • Krista

    Well this is just the coolest thing ever. Makes me think more highly of Radiohead that they have such excellent taste in subject matter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Muschinske/897145482 Justin Muschinske

    i got a kick out of that — was hoping someone had brought it to On Point’s attention.  :-)

  • Fan of all 3

    Tom Ashbrook sampled by Radiohead on Stephen Colbert…. that’s a bunch of favorites all colliding together. ghahghhhaghhaghhgh …. too… goood….

    • Fan of all 3

      (okay, Radiohead not necessarily a favorite, but maybe will become one now.)

  • Child of Rant

    RoFL! World’s Colliding in my universe! Awesome!

  • Didud16

    To the On Point Crew,
         This truly is the big time! Not that you weren’t already big time in my book!  I listen nightly and look forward to the discussions of all things political, economical, creative and beyond.  I am educated, enlightened, depressed, thrilled, saddened, and thankful that you all are there to give us our daily dose of what is our world! Radiohead knows a good thing when they hear it!


  • ipwichpaj

    These guys are OUT OF IT! Yes, I heard a faint Tom A…

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