This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

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This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

Postby Youdo on September 26th, 2010, 5:35 pm

Here Lies Love, being played in the baby department of Boots today. Sweet :)
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Re: This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

Postby Youdo on September 29th, 2010, 11:08 pm

The most famous people (based on online chatter) with the first name David are:

10. David Gilmour - Musician (Pink Floyd) :hippy:

9. David Slade - Director (30 Days of Night, Twilight: Eclipse)

8. David Carradine - Actor (Kung Fu, Kill Bill) :karate:

7. David Hasselhoff - Actor and Musician (Knight Rider, Baywatch) :lol:

6. David Byrne - Musician with The Talking Heads and Solo (Road to Nowhere, And She Was, Wild Wild Life) :respect:

5. David Lynch - Director (Twin Peaks, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet) :waycool:

4. David Letterman - Televison Talk Show Host (Late Show with David Letterman)

3. David Cook - Singer (American Idol Season Seven Winner) :idea:

2. David Bowie - Musician (Space Oddity, Young Americans, Let's Dance) :breakdance:

...and the most famous man named David is...

1. David Beckham - Soccer / Football Star :argue:

http://www.ideamarketers.com/?David,name,famous,famous_Davids&articleid=732744
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Re: This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

Postby thick as a Brick on January 6th, 2011, 9:54 pm

ON OCT. 18, 2009, Mac Tonnies updated his blog, sent out some public tweets and private messages via Twitter, went to bed and died of cardiac arrhythmia. . . He was 34. . . Tonnies, who started his blog, Posthuman Blues, in 2003, was an extremely active user of online media and forged many friendships with people he never met in the physical world. . . Dia Sobin, an artist who lives in Connecticut, met Tonnies online around 2006 . . . Less than two weeks after he died, she started a blog called Post-Mac Blues. For more than a year, she filled it with posts highlighting passages of his writing, reminiscences, links to interviews he gave to podcasters and bloggers, even his Blip.fm profile (which dutifully records that he listened to a song from “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today,” by David Byrne and Brian Eno, at 4:16 p.m. on the last day he lived).

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Re: This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

Postby Buglet on January 8th, 2011, 3:37 pm

Jeez. DB gets everywhere at the moment.

From the New York Times review of Go Go Tales:

Heaven, David Byrne likes to sing, is a bar where the band plays your favorite song and everyone leaves the party at the same time. Mostly, though, “heaven is a place, a place where nothing, nothing ever happens,” which pretty much describes the usual scene at Ray Ruby’s Paradise Lounge.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/07/movies/07gogo.html?src=me

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Re: This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

Postby Mr.DRC on January 17th, 2011, 12:35 am

Mentioned in The Best In Rock Fiction Anthology:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Carved-Rock-Sho ... 407&sr=8-2

Apparently contains DB "...ruminating on a genetic future of designer chromosomes."

Anybody read it? (Not the Stephen King - smartass) ;)
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Re: This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

Postby Youdo on June 3rd, 2011, 11:28 pm

Arcade Fire's Speaking in Tongues is going to be Richard Skinner's record of the week, next week on XFM. :respect:
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Re: This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

Postby Oedepus on June 10th, 2011, 9:57 pm

Found this on Designboom:

we met david byrne in trieste on november 25th, 2000.

what is the best moment of the day?
my favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner,
especially spicy food. its a great feeling.

what kind of music do you listen to at the moment?
german electronic music, latin rock, country music, soundtracks

do you listen to the radio?
no I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car

what books do you have on your bedside table?
right now a book of faulkner short stories and ‘courtesans and fishcakes’,
a book about ancient greek culture

do you read design magazines?
yes, id, print, adbusters, plasm

where do you get news from?
I read the ny times but I don’t trust all of it

do you notice how women are dressing? do you have any preferences?
yes of course I do and I am attracted to something that looks conservative
on the surface, but there’s something that betrays it, there’s a twist

what kind of clothes do you avoid wearing?
I try never to wear my own clothes, I pretend I’m someone else

do you have any pets?
my daughter has a cat and I feed it

from making music to your latest artwork, can you describe your evolution?
I don’t think there’s any progress, its horizontal, doing things in parallel,
not necessarily moving forward, just tracing a line

where do you work on your designs and projects?
small studio or sometimes on planes

when you are working, do you discuss or exchange ideas with your colleagues?
anyone who is there, who walks into the room

describe your style, like a good friend of yours would describe it.
they might say I’m guarded because I don’t talk much, but also silly, goofy

when you were a child, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut, preferably at the same time

which of your projects have given you the most satisfaction?
directing a couple of films

is there any architect or designer from past you appreciate a lot?
quite a few, but I forget their names, frank lloyd wright, his things
were beautiful but not very functional

and those still active, are there any particular ones you appreciate?
architecture theory is very interesting, I read a good book by christopher alexander
about architecture emerging out of daily life. There is a south indian architect,
milhari baker, who does interesting work recuperating older building techniques
to make modern pieces, encouraging people not to make everything
out of concrete blocks.

on the news broadcast they said that italians are afraid ofunemployment,
criminality and pollution. what are you afraid of regarding the future ?

I’m afraid that everything will get homogenized and be the same. I’m also afraid
that reason will triumph and that the world will become a place where anyone
who doesn’t fit that will become unnecessary.

the questionaire of marcel proust (1871 - 1922) ...................................................................................................................................................
(in age of fourteen proust was given an english album "confessions : an album to record thoughts, feelings".
seven years later marcel proust published this questionaire)
in the literary salons in nineteenth century paris, this parlour game was a popular amusement.
for designboom david byrne has answered these 'old fashioned' questions.
............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


the main lineaments of my character.
-

a quality I desire in a man.
tall.

a quality I desire in a woman.
warm.

what I appreciate most among my friends.
their own worlds.

my principal defect.
temper.

my favourite occupation.
writing.

my dream of felicity.
different body.

what would for me be the biggest misfortune.
pain for my daughter

whom I would like to be.
myself again, but better

were I would like to live.
in the tropics or the mediterranean.

the colour I prefer.
red.

the flower I love.
citronella.

the bird I prefer.
sea gull.

my favourite authors.
flannery o’connor, c.j. jung, p.k. dick, g. stein

my favourite poets.
blake.

my heroes in fiction.
-

my heroines in fiction.
-

my favourite composers.
c. veloso, mouse on mars, lucinda williams, ellington, monk, miles

my favourite artists
warhol, viola, darger, carlo, calle

my heroes in real life.
-

my heroines in history.
-

my favourite names.
xuxa, zoltan.

what I hate most.
time.

the historic characters I dislike most.
-

the military enterprise I like the most.
apollo 7.

the reformation I appreciate the most.
temple @ ize.

nature’s gift I would like to have.
immortality.

how I would like to die.
saying something clever.

my soul's present condition.
incomplete

the faults I can bear.
taste in food, flatulence

my motto.
what does -it- want to be?


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*I would like to point out David had mentioned Henry Darger before, I'm familiar with his art, very intriguing stuff. He wrote a 1000+ page book about the vivian girls, some hermaphrodite characters living in an opressive world from what I recall.
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Re: This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

Postby iRene on June 11th, 2011, 4:13 pm

With Paul Simon in NY.
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Re: This Week's Spotting of David Byrne (trivial)

Postby Oedepus on June 13th, 2011, 10:08 pm

David and Matthew Barney!!

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