David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

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David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby ReformedHeads on October 4th, 2008, 8:42 am

Good show at the Greek. Help me if I've missed a song. I'll do this by album, rather than by order of song performed. Many encores; David received a rousing standing ovation after "Houses in Motion," about 5 songs into the show. He smiled and joked of the very appreciative crowd, "what happened to those jaded Los Angeles audiences?":

I invite you to reply with the order if you remember it...I lost track after a while, forgive me!

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Greek Theatre | Los Angeles | October 3, 2008 | Roughly 1 hour, 40 mins.; 3 encores, including 5 songs.

Fear of Music:
I Zimbra
Life During Wartime

Remain in Light:
Houses in Motion
Crosseyed and Painless
The Great Curve
Once in a Lifetime

More Songs About Buildings and Food:
Take Me to the River

The Catherine Wheel:
My Big Hands (Fall through the cracks)

Speaking in Tongues:
Burning Down the House

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts:
Help Me Somebody

Everything that Happens will Happen Today:
Strange Overtones
The River
Home
I Feel My Stuff
My Big Nurse
Everything that Happens
Life is Long
One Fine Day
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby muleskinner on October 4th, 2008, 2:21 pm

"burning down the house"?

I don't recall Eno being involved with "speaking in tongues", and DB's list of Eno albums he's drawing from on the tour doesn't include "speaking in..".
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby ReformedHeads on October 4th, 2008, 5:02 pm

Hello muleskinner: Indeed, "Speaking" wasn't an Eno project, and Byrne acknowledged as much. I was a bit disappointed that "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" was represented by only one song. It was great, though, to hear so much from the Eno era. And the new songs were good, too. I like this new album. I'm not a big fan of Byrne solo; the Eno thing has really re-sparked my interest.
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby MrBill on October 4th, 2008, 6:12 pm

David played "Heaven" from the "Fear of Music" album

David ended the set with a rousing version of "Poor Boy" from Everything that Happens will Happen Today.
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby ReformedHeads on October 4th, 2008, 6:18 pm

thanks for the reminder re Heaven and Poor Boy
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby ReformedHeads on October 4th, 2008, 7:18 pm

actually, come to think of it, I don't think it was Poor Boy. He played "Home," I know that, right near or at the end...
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby zippy1969 on October 4th, 2008, 7:37 pm

Houses In Motion from the Greek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CIroWfNMro

enjoy!
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby MrBill on October 4th, 2008, 7:54 pm

ReformedHeads wrote:actually, come to think of it, I don't think it was Poor Boy. He played "Home," I know that, right near or at the end...


He ended the proper set with "I feel my stuff" as I remember the opening piano run. I miss-spoke earlier about Poor Boy. Home was played as part of the encore, it might been the first song. I remember turning to my wife and joking around said that "it would be ironic if he followed this with 'Burning down the House". He did play "Burning Down the House" but near the end of the third encore. He finished the show with "Everything that Happens, Happens Today".

Great show.
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby TJK on October 4th, 2008, 8:28 pm

David Byrne at the Greek Theatre, Oct. 3, 2008
Main set: Strange Overtones / I Zimbra / One Fine Day / Help Me Somebody / Houses in Motion / My Big Nurse / My Big Hands (Fall through the Cracks) / Heaven /(new song) / The River / Crosseyed and Painless / Life Is Long / Once in a Lifetime / Life During Wartime / I Feel My Stuff
First encore: Take Me to the River / The Great Curve
Second encore: Home / Burning Down the House
Third encore: Everything That Happens
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby ReformedHeads on October 5th, 2008, 2:34 am

Very cool, thanks for ordering the songs correctly. I really liked the show.
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby MrBill on October 7th, 2008, 12:30 am

The correct order and names of the songs played at the Greek are posted on the tour map.
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Re: David Byrne Oct 3 '08 | Songs played: Greek Theatre, LA

Postby TJK on October 7th, 2008, 3:55 pm

MrBill wrote:The correct order and names of the songs played at the Greek are posted on the tour map.


INCORRECT. The official tour map states "Burning Down the House" as the last song played, when in point of fact, the last song played was "Everything That Happens Happens Today."
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