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David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries (2009)
« on: October 23, 2009, 05:18:14 AM »
I'm going to see David Byrne talk about his book this weekend :)

The book in question is 'Bicycle Diaries'


wheeeeeeeeeeeee


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Re: I'm going to see David Byrne talk about his book this weekend :)
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 07:50:44 AM »
The man is weird! I didn't go to this ............

Playing the Building: An installation by David Byrne



What's 'weird' about this?

As a music teacher (this may sound contradictory), but I LOVE the idea of an instrument/experience that requires NO musical training or expertise to participate :)

John Cage and R. Murray Schafer have mined this territory already, years ago.......but the concept itself is still as relevant/beautiful to me as ever :)

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Re: I'm going to see David Byrne talk about his book this weekend :)
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2009, 09:26:35 AM »
I saw David Byrne perform this summer at a music festival and it was a life changing experience. He's just so fucking awesome. He's got so much grace, talent and stage presence.

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Re: I'm going to see David Byrne talk about his book this weekend :)
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2009, 09:32:01 AM »
I saw David Byrne perform this summer at a music festival and it was a life changing experience. He's just so fucking awesome. He's got so much grace, talent and stage presence.

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"Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence."


anyone who says something like is someone I'd like to know :)

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Re: I'm going to see David Byrne talk about his book this weekend :)
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2009, 09:34:45 AM »
I saw David Byrne perform this summer at a music festival and it was a life changing experience. He's just so fucking awesome. He's got so much grace, talent and stage presence.


Neutral, was he performing solo or with a group?

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Re: I'm going to see David Byrne talk about his book this weekend :)
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 10:34:58 AM »
I saw David Byrne perform this summer at a music festival and it was a life changing experience. He's just so fucking awesome. He's got so much grace, talent and stage presence.


Neutral, was he performing solo or with a group?

It wasn't Talking Heads. He had a whole troupe with him, but it was billed as David Byrne.

Here's a picture from the show (I obviously didn't take this one):

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Re: I'm going to see David Byrne talk about his book this weekend :)
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009, 11:04:42 AM »
I don't get it. Why is this man worshipped? Why is he a cult?

I prefer something far less strange. For example, Japanese Skiffle music .......


Japanese Skiffle Band


Or, the most recent Last Night of the Proms, with David Attenborough "playing" a floor polisher ........

A Grand, Grand Overture - The Last Night Of The Proms 2009





 

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