Tag Archives: David Byrne

David Byrne On Barry Manilow’s Latest

“Barry Manilow’s new album My Dream Duets is all duets with dead people. He sings with Marilyn Monroe, John Denver and Mama Cass, among others — a dream come true for him, as the album title makes clear. The listening experience is uncanny — the dead sound remarkably alive. This is not someone interjecting comments over a scratchy LP or ...

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David Byrne Covers Biz Markie

Stereogum writer Tom Breihan explains: Cake frontman John McCrea is one of the many artists railing against streaming services like Spotify and the way they only pay a pittance in royalties to artists. He’s put together a nonprofit called Content Creators Coalition, and last night, David Byrne headlined a CCC concert at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge; it also featured ...

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David Byrne On Web Streaming

“The larger question is that if free or cheap streaming becomes the way we consume all (recorded) music and indeed a huge percentage of other creative content – TV, movies, games, art, porn – then perhaps we might stop for a moment and consider the effect these services and this technology will have, before ‘selling off’ all our cultural assets ...

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David Byrne & Jherek Bischoff – Eyes

Gorgeous. Bischoff is in Amanda Fucking Palmer’s band.

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David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who

St. Vincent took her stage name from the recently closed West Village hospital best known for its role in the early years of AIDS. Her collaborative album with Byrne is titled Love This Giant and comes out on Tuesday. St. Vincent’s vocals in this reminds me of Sheila Chandra in Monsoon’s 1982 hit Ever So Lonely.

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Charlie Crist Apologizes To David Byrne For Ripping Off His Talking Heads Song

(Via – Towleroad)

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David Byrne To Charlie Crist: You Owe Me $1M For Stealing A Talking Heads Song

Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is suing Florida Gov. Charlie “Closet Case” Crist for using the band’s hit 1985 single Road To Nowhere without permission in a campaign ad. Byrne is seeking $1 million in damages from Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s also Florida’s former Attorney General, and his senatorial campaign for use of the song earlier this year in a ...

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Free David Byrne

David Byrne will perform a free show in Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Monday, June 8th at 6:30pm. In this free concert, David Byrne will perform Music of David Byrne and Brian Eno, featuring material spanning his collaborations with Brian Eno: three Talking Heads albums, 1981’s groundbreaking My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, and last year’s Everything ...

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David Byrne’s Bike Racks

Art rocker David Byrne has designed nine temporary bike racks which have been installed around town as part of the Summer Streets program I’ve been raving about. The dollar sign is naturally on Wall Street, the high heel is in front of Bergdorf’s, and the reclining woman is in Times Square, although today’s tourists may not get the reference. The ...

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