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Thursday, January 24 2013

The Best Non-Fiction of 2012

Memoirs in graphic novel form blur the line that snakes between non-fiction and fiction; humorists and pulitzer prize winners delight, inform and terrify us; the real world, artfully penned, opens itself into a book, vulnerable, yet daring us to look. Here is the best of what we saw.


Wednesday, December 19 2012

The Best Music Books of 2012

This year's best books about music include thought-provoking reads on how music works, in-depth histories of the underground, and soul-searching autobiographies from legendary (and not-so-legendary) performers.


Reviews

Sunday, October 14 2012

The Former Talking Heads Frontman Starts Making Sense in 'How Music Works'

"... it is the music and the lyrics that trigger the emotions within us, rather than the other way around. We don't make the music—it makes us."


Thursday, June 2 2011

Something a Little Bit Different: 'David Byrne: Ride, Rise, Roar'

David Byrne's theme of human optimism in the face of the dread inherent in an increasingly impersonal world continues -- a theme becoming more relevant with each passing decade.


Sunday, April 4 2010

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim: Here Lies Love

It's not often that a purely musical work can make us see a historical figure in a new light, but Here Lies Love is a fascinating exception.


Tuesday, November 24 2009

Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

This reads very much like a leisurely ride, full of brief, thoughtful observations that open a window onto the thinking process of a restless artistic spirit.


Wednesday, July 22 2009

David Byrne: 5 June 2009 - Philadelphia

Dirty Projectors: Please take notes.


Blogs

Thursday, March 10 2011

What a Sane Man Will Do in a Mad World: Talking Heads and 'Fear of Music'

In 1979 David Byrne, Brian Eno, and Talking Heads obsessed with grace on the claustrophobic pop indulgences of Fear of Music.


Friday, April 9 2010

Radio Is Doing Fine... Online

The American radio scene has expanded online with countless offerings for the listening worldwide.


Tuesday, March 16 2010

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love (new album / stream / video)

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have united to create a 22-track opus entitled Here Lies Love, sketching the life of former First Lady of the


News

Wednesday, September 19 2012

For David Byrne, music is about building up

David Byrne is, to use one of his favorite words, a context unto himself. Founding member of Talking Heads, he blew up the concept of


Tuesday, September 22 2009

David Byrne rides and writes about it in 'Bicycle Diaries'

For 30 years, artist and musician — and, oh yes, former Talking Head — David Byrne has been getting around New York, his hometown, mainly on a bicycle.


Tuesday, October 28 2008

David Byrne explains how he and Brian Eno got their groove on after two decades apart

When David Byrne and Brian Eno renewed their partnership recently after more than two decades apart, nothing was taken for granted. Eno (the famed producer


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