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True Stories Criterion Collection Edition PDF E-mail
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 08:12

David Byrne True Stories Criterion Edition David Byrne's 1986 feature film 'True Stories' gets the Criterion Collection treatment on blu-ray and DVD. The new restored 4K digital transfer comes with 5.1 surround DTS-HD sound and a ton of exclusive and never-seen-before special features.

The blu-ray edition comes with an audio CD containing the film's complete soundtrack, compiled here for the first time.

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Director-approved special edition bonus features:

  • New documentary about the film’s production, featuring Byrne, Lachman, screenwriter Stephen Tobolowsky, executive producer Edward Pressman, coproducer Karen Murphy, fashion-show costume designer Adelle Lutz, casting director Victoria Thomas, consultant Christina Patoski, actor Jo Harvey Allen, and artist and songwriter Terry Allen
  • Real Life (1986), a short documentary by Pamela Yates and Newton Thomas Sigel made on the set of the film
  • No Time to Look Back, a new homage to Virgil, Texas, the fictional town where True Stories is set
  • New documentary about designer Tibor Kalman and his influence on Byrne and work on the film, featuring Byrne and artist Maira Kalman, Tibor’s widow
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • Essays by critic Rebecca Bengal, journalist and author Joe Nick Patoski, and Byrne, along with a 1986 piece by actor Spalding Gray on the film’s production and a selection of Byrne’s preproduction photography, tabloid clippings, and writing about the film’s visual motifs
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New David Byrne album 'American Utopia' PDF E-mail
Saturday, 20 January 2018 11:16

David Byrne American UtopiaDavid Byrne's new album 'American Utopia' was released on March 9 2018 on Todo Mundo/Nonesuch records. The album features ten brand new songs and has been released on CD and limited edition vinyl.

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Tracklisting:
1. I Dance Like This
2. Gasoline and Dirty Sheets
3. Every Day is a Miracle
4. Dog's Mind
5. This is That
6. It's not Dark up Here
7. Bullet
8. Doing the Right Thing
9. Everybody's Coming to my House
10. Here

 
Tina Weymouth writes a letter to her younger self PDF E-mail
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:00

Tina Weymouth reflects on Jackie Kennedy, ancient Hawaiian wisdom, and raising sons worthy of great women in a letter to her younger self for i-D magazine:

https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/tina-weymouth-writes-a-letter-to-her-younger-self

 
New 'unofficial' Talking Heads live albums PDF E-mail
Monday, 22 June 2015 09:49

Talking Heads Transmission ImpossibleNew live cd's and vinyl records containing FM broadcasts of Talking Heads shows have been announced in the UK. Released by obscure labels, these albums contain complete live shows form the early days of Talking Heads. Most of these recordings have been available on-line for many years and circulated among tape traders in the early days of the internet. These albums are not authorized by the band, but seem semi-legal as they were originally legal broadcasted in the U.S.

None of these live albums come even close to the official albums 'Stop Making Sense' or 'The Name of This Band is Talking Heads', and are therefore only interesting for completists. Note that many of these releases contain the same shows).

- 3CD Boxet 'Transmission Impossible' (Park West, Chicago 1978 + Boarding House, San Francsicso 1978 + Berklee Performing Arts Centre, Boston 1979)
- CD 'Saratoga Psycho' (Saratoga Springs, 1983)
- CD 'Boarding House' (Boarding House, San Francisco 1978)
- CD 'New Feeling' (Park West, Chicago, 1978)
- CD 'Psycho Killer... Live' (Boarding House, San Fransisco 1978)
- CD 'Boston Tea Party' (Berklee Performing Arts Centre, Boston 1979)
- CD 'Performance' (Berklee Performaing Arts Centre, Boston 1979)
- LP 'Fm Live 1978' (Park West, Chicago, 1978)
- 2LP 'Stop Making Sense Tour 1983' (USA, 1983)
- LP 'Chicago 1978' (Park West, Chicago, 1978)

 
Honorary RISD degrees for Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison PDF E-mail
Sunday, 31 May 2015 16:09

Chris Frantz (RISD '74 Painting), Tina Weymouth (RISD '74 Painting) and Jerry Harrison accepted the 2015 Alumni Award for Artistic Achievement at Rhode Island School of Design on May 30rd. This year RISD presented five outstanding cultural leaders with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees. Film maker John Waters and writer Adam Gopnik also received honorary degrees. during this years ceremony.

Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison at RISD 2015

 

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