Chapel Hill's The Chorus Project
sings songs by artists as diverse as R.E.M, The Kinks, Adele, David Byrne, St. Vincent, and Justin Timberlake. Loosely inspired by the 70’s Langley Schools Music Project, Glee and Polyphonic Spree, the chorus is made up of singers from different schools and diverse backgrounds.
Subscribe to their YouTube channel
to get their latest releases, and to enjoy the songs they've already done. [more inside]
posted by carrienation
on Feb 28, 2014 -
In 1984, the same year that Stop Making Sense was released, another meticulously crafted Talking Heads concert movie made its debut as well. Once in a Lifetime
is a 69-minute piece of experimental television (originally broadcast on England's Channel 4) that Talking Heads fans (as well as those interested in mid-80s video montage stylings) will surely want to check out.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Nov 13, 2013 -
[This] "is a pre release version of david byrnes first solo album, which was given me by david, when i stayed at his place in alfabet city, in 1981 [...] anyway, the final release differed a lot from this tape, because he used quotes from the quoran in this version, which he had to replace later. i dont know if this version was ever released in any way, shape or form." My Life in the Bush Of Ghosts, David Byrne and Brian Eno
posted by xod
on Jun 12, 2012 -
David Byrne Takes On The Man.
Good ole Charlie [Crist], used Bryne's (Talking Heads) song, Road to Nowhere
, during Crist's failed run for Senator of FL in 2010, without permission, without licenses.
The lawsuit that was filed was settled this week, which culminated in Crist issuing a YouTube apology
Crist also told the Associated Press that Byrne "couldn't have been more of a gentlemen" when the two met to settle the case.
posted by edgeways
on Apr 12, 2011 -
Featuring Nellie McKay, Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Martha Wainwright, Steve Earle, Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Kate Pierson (of the B-52s) and many others, Here Lies Love
is the result of a recent collaboration
between David Byrne
and Fatboy Slim.
22-tracks long, it tells the story of the Iron Butterfly, aka Imelda Marcos, first lady of the Philippines,
and her relationship with her childhood servant Estrella Cumpas. Its official release is April 6th, but until then you can listen to the whole thing on NPR Music.
The double-disc set will also feature a 120 page booklet and a DVD of historical footage. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski
on Mar 30, 2010 -
David Byrne on Collaborations:
"A writer at Pitchfork critically said I’d collaborate for a bag of Doritos. I do love it, and the results are sometimes surprising, sometimes creatively successful and sometimes even popular (“Lazy” was a huge hit everywhere except the US)." On song writing, "After the initial transcription of verbal sounds into nonsense sentences made of real words, a long, tedious process begins. I then begin to write out every phrase I can think of that matches that sonic/syllabic flow — no phrase is too mundane or stupid. I try not to pre-judge anything that occurs to me at this point — one never knows if something that sounded stupid at first will, in a new context, make the whole thing shine."
posted by geoff.
on Mar 18, 2010 -
David Byrne has just published a new book about bicycles called Bicycle Diaries
. A long time rider, Byrne muses on how the world looks and works from the vantage point of a cyclist. It's getting pretty good reviews
. To launch the book, Byrne is touring the US and arranging public forums. Each event features a civic leader, an urban theorist, a bicycle advocate, and Byrne himself speaking about bikes in cities. Here’s a schedule of the upcoming events
. He’s also designed some bike racks
for his hometown of New York City. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Sep 27, 2009 -
is a completely AWESOME music video of a track by N.A.S.A.
(North America South America
), a DJ collective featuring Squeak E. Clean
and DJ Zegon
plus many famous guest artists, including, on this track alone, David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip. (Other tracks by N.A.S.A. feature the likes of Tom Waits, M.I.A., Gift of Gab and Kool Keith.) The video features the artwork of Shepard Fairey
, who has been discussed previously here
. The video was directed by Paul Griswold and Syd Garon
(who also did this
great video for DJ Qbert and this
one for Dan the Automator, which features some nice Gilliamesque touches.)
posted by slappy_pinchbottom
on Jan 17, 2009 -
Brian Eno and David Byrne released My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
in 1981. It's a great album--and now it's available with a Creative Commons License. "This
is the first time complete and total access to original tracks with remix and sampling possibilities have been officially offered on line."
posted by dobbs
on Mar 30, 2006 -