This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby cyberyukon on November 24th, 2009, 9:45 am

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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Mr.DRC on November 26th, 2009, 10:34 am

Thick Of It - BBC rapier-honed satire on Govt. machinations,spin-doctoring etc.Of which I,as a Civil Servant
who works so hard and tries to be strong, know nothing about ;)

Mock Phone-In response: "Thankyou, and that's from Tina in Weymouth..."

The writer and cast are afficianados of the cause.
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Backsliding on December 2nd, 2009, 3:14 am

just bought a cd by talented Sarah Blasko (she recently won the Australian Record Industry female artist of the year award, and deservedly so, she's great) and was looking through the liner notes - it read 'all songs by Sarah Blasko, except for verse of 'Over and Over' taken from Road to Nowhere by David Byrne' (should she have credited all the Heads for that tune ? Probably ..)

the song in question features two quick lines from Road to Nowhere (similar marching beat in the background too at this point of the song, although more subdued than Mr Frantz's effort)
"It's very far away but its growing day by day and it's alright, baby it's alright/and it's very far away but it's growing day by day and it's alright, baby it's alright' ....

nice little suprise to an album I was already thoroughly enjoying ! :D
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby cyberyukon on December 2nd, 2009, 9:38 am

Backsliding wrote: it read 'all songs by Sarah Blasko, except for verse of 'Over and Over' taken from Road to Nowhere by David Byrne' (should she have credited all the Heads for that tune ? Probably ..)




Kind of like how over at Peter Garbriel's site the link for Talking Heads points to David Byrne's website rather than here.

Sigh. You'd think Gabriel's website crew would know better...

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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Mr.DRC on December 2nd, 2009, 10:12 am

cyberyukon wrote:
You'd think Gabriel's website crew would know better...


You,Frank and Me. We'd soon show em' what Shocked that Monkey ! :karate: :karate: :karate:

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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Backsliding on December 2nd, 2009, 1:39 pm

just idly flicking thru this thread and followed Irene's link to a Youtube clip of Jerry Harrison playing Life During Wartime live this sometime this year .. it was interesting, good to see Jerry doing his stuff - it looked a pretty relaxed gig but Jerry put a bit of a different spin on the song and also of course lent his skillz on keys .. worth a look !
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby cyberyukon on December 7th, 2009, 8:40 am

"Once in a Lifetime" can be heard on one of the promos for the new Ray Romano t.v. show "Men of a Certain Age", debuting this week on TNT.

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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Backsliding on December 7th, 2009, 10:51 am

an feature article on Talking Heads' Remain in Light heads Wikipedia's home page ...
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Chris on December 7th, 2009, 6:56 pm

Backsliding wrote:an feature article on Talking Heads' Remain in Light heads Wikipedia's home page ...


So much misinformation in this article. It's really appalling. For starters, please do not use the Bowman book as a source, ever. It is a tissue of lies.
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Backsliding on December 8th, 2009, 3:44 am

:oops:

eek; apologies Mr Frantz, to be honest I only skimmed the first few paragraphs of the article, having had another look at it I can see that three quarters of the article was indeed lifted from the-book-that-shall-not-be-named ...

erm, again, sorry if I caused any offense .. :hippy:
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Chris on December 8th, 2009, 3:51 am

No offense taken, Mr. Backsliding. Gee, I guess someone should write a book that represents the band in it's true colors.....hmmmm.
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Backsliding on December 8th, 2009, 4:35 am

phew, I'd hate to have thought I'd offended someone I respect so much !
I'd be persona non grata around here too !!

Now as for that book - YES PLEASE !!!

seriously, I'd buy that in a flash - wouldnt even wait for the paperback release ;)
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby francey on December 9th, 2009, 2:29 pm

Chris wrote:Gee, I guess someone should write a book that represents the band in it's true colors.....hmmmm.
:waycool:


Okay, okay, someone's got to do it... (until a much better informed person raises his finger and pen and takes over)

Chapter 1

Once upon a time there was a little drummer boy.
And a skinny dude with a high pitched voice.
They formed a band.
Artistics, autistics, whatever.
Drummer has a beautiful, nice, talented girlfriend who auditioned to play bass with them
She was hired.
They made a funny song about a guy who kills people in France.
And another one on words they wish you would not say.
And yet another one, about love that goes by way of a typograped arrow to a building that was set on fire.
And so on.
Then they watched tv together and saw people without bodies talking.
They named themselves after these people.
The People Without Bodies Talking On A Televion Set But Since A TV is Not The Shape Of A Human You Only See Their Heads.
Which was soon, for commercial reasons and because it didn't fit on a poster, shortened to The Talking Heads.
Which still didn't fit on the poster, so it became Talking Heads.
But still not everyone realizes this.
They went to a country blue grass club (cbgc?) and played their songs.
In black and white.
And they met other people who also made songs. Blondie people, The Romains, and more.
Then they made a record. This was in 1976 so the called it 1977.
They think they had a hit.
There could even be a spin off, but it was too soon for that.

to be continued...?
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Chris on December 9th, 2009, 2:50 pm

Francey,

You are a man of many talents. Go for it!!!

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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby cyberyukon on December 12th, 2009, 9:30 pm

ROTFL--!!

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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Mr.DRC on December 16th, 2009, 4:01 pm

I guess the Audiobook is in tandem with Byrnes Bike Direes release, eh Frank? :lol:

"You used that witty tandem riposte previously,DRC." O.WWWL

I was sampling, smartass! :twisted:

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Below: ...We've seen Brian Eno and David Byrne onstage...

Now, huwdathortit at the start of 2009? ;)
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby francey on December 16th, 2009, 4:48 pm

Chapter two.

The four Talking Heads sat in a plane.
They looked down and saw an island
"nice weather down there", the singer of the bunch said
They landed and found a bald little guy from England.
He was into foxy music.
"He must be The One", they said in reverse, and they looked at the point of their compass and found a studio there.
Found themselves a studio to live in. For a while, at least.
They made more songs.
Some about houses, some about angels, and one about how they drowned Al Green in a river.
And some more songs about buildings and food.
Then they had no inspiration anymore and decided that had to be the name of their album.
They went on tour and had success.
They travelled a lot.
They saw the parkway that passes through the farmlands and the undeveloped areas.
But the singer said "I won't look. i've got other things to do now, I forgot what it was, i've got to get to work now"
Which was a warning sign of things to come.

to be continued...
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Chris on December 17th, 2009, 12:34 am

Genius! :waycool:
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby elbakan on December 17th, 2009, 4:53 am

Chris wrote:Genius! :waycool:


Of Love?

can't wait for the next Chapter.
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Re: This Week's Spotting of Talking Heads

Postby Mr.DRC on December 17th, 2009, 10:03 am

The Bard wrote:
They landed and found a bald little guy from England.

Is your name Bowman?
I was 17.I had hair then.Ask Chris, he was there ;)

p.s. Can I do the Treatment for Tinseltown?

"Shock Treatment in your case, DRC."
Oscar (Did you see what I did there) WildWildLife.

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