The board's server will undergo upgrade maintenance tonight, Nov 5, 2014, beginning approximately around 10 PM ET. Prepare for some possible down time during this process.
FAQ    Search

Board index » Word on the Street » Other Bands




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 70 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Thu February 09, 2017 4:06 am 
Offline
User avatar
Looks Like a Cat
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 1:53 pm
Posts: 12599
Location: mtlqcca
I've read Jonathan Lethem's entry in the 33 1/3 series on Fear of Music and really liked it. He really gets into the nitty gritty of the album (which he and I both love), and in the process really makes being fifteen in 1979 come alive. recommended
I've also read David Bowman's more straight-forward 'band biography' This Must Be the Place. It was fine. I'd only recommend it if you're really hankering to live in their world for a while. Although, it's kind of a depressing world to live in because Tina and David really hate each other, and that's mostly what I recall the book being about. It's alright. There's probably a better way to tell this story.

_________________
slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys slamming keys


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Thu February 09, 2017 4:11 am 
Offline
User avatar
Mind Your Tanners
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 8016
Location: Space City
I have that first book and adore it along with pretty much all other Lethem nonfiction. Thanks for the other.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Thu February 09, 2017 4:15 am 
Offline
User avatar
Mind Your Tanners
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 8016
Location: Space City
Forgot that this one existed. It was on my to-read list a while ago and I never got around to it.

https://www.amazon.com/How-Music-Works- ... 1938073533


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Mon February 13, 2017 3:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Mind Your Tanners
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 8016
Location: Space City
Today's jam:



Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Mon February 13, 2017 4:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Posting (live)
 Profile

Joined: Tue September 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Posts: 18144
washing machine wrote:
I have that first book and adore it along with pretty much all other Lethem nonfiction. Thanks for the other.

Hey Reid, what's with the dab avatar? I dig it, I just don't get it. Are you trying to tell RM that you're floundering?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Mon February 13, 2017 4:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Mind Your Tanners
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 8016
Location: Space City
tragabigzanda wrote:
washing machine wrote:
I have that first book and adore it along with pretty much all other Lethem nonfiction. Thanks for the other.

Hey Reid, what's with the dab avatar? I dig it, I just don't get it. Are you trying to tell RM that you're floundering?

Not at all. I just really like gulf coast fish. I pulled it from this article and slightly tweaked the color because I like that shade of blue. I used the flounder for two reasons; 1. The eyes on a flounder have always seemed slightly surreal to me, and I like that. 2. The other fish didn't have a very good face when resized for RM. Give us an 100x100 option and I'm going with golden tilefish 99% of the time.

https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2 ... march-2016


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Mon January 08, 2018 6:17 pm 
Offline
likes rhythmic things that butt up against each other
 Profile

Joined: Thu January 24, 2013 2:19 am
Posts: 810
Location: Portland, OR
:hooray:

https://www.jambase.com/article/david-b ... res-single

_________________
Let's say knowledge is a tree


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Tue January 23, 2018 7:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Mind Your Tanners
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 8016
Location: Space City
There's a lot of goodness that I've overlooked on their last few albums. Take "(Nothing But) Flowers" for example. Classic Byrne sentiment, in love with development and urban living. I really like the way he turns the idea of natural preservation on it's head with these lyrics. This narrator is definitely the same narrator from "The Big Country." Though I love living in a big city, I don't think that me and Byrne have much in common on this subject.I'm constantly trying to get out of the city and see the land. I grew up in a small town and wish I could have it both ways.

I still love these songs, though. Different way of looking at development.

With a beautiful highway
This used to be real estate
Now it's only fields and trees
Where, where is the town
Now, it's nothing but flowers
The highways and cars
Were sacrificed for agriculture
I thought that we'd start over
But I guess I was wrong




Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Tue January 23, 2018 8:45 pm 
Offline
likes rhythmic things that butt up against each other
 Profile

Joined: Thu January 24, 2013 2:19 am
Posts: 810
Location: Portland, OR
Nothing but Flowers is an all-timer. Easily the best track from their last 2 albums. There's a cool live version that DB did at a TED conference a few years back.

_________________
Let's say knowledge is a tree


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Talking Heads
PostPosted: Tue January 23, 2018 8:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Mind Your Tanners
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:28 pm
Posts: 8016
Location: Space City
swan wrote:
Nothing but Flowers is an all-timer. Easily the best track from their last 2 albums. There's a cool live version that DB did at a TED conference a few years back.

I took notice of it a few days ago while listening to the version that kicks off David Byrne: Live from Austin, TX. I had the Naked vinyl way back when but traded it years ago. Probably haven't listened to that album since.


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 70 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4

Board index » Word on the Street » Other Bands


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
It is currently Thu April 19, 2018 1:36 pm