Wednesday, October 22, 2008

David Byrne...Once In A Lifetime

My eyes opened today about two minutes before my alarm clock went off. I couldn't believe it was already morning. As a sense of dread was coming on, I had the wonderful realization that I didn't have to go to work. Joy welled up inside of me. I must admit that I am feeling sore and I'm moving a little slow this morning. Why? Last night my friend Tom and I went to a concert by David Byrne of theTalking Heads. It was a fantastic show! In the last 40 years or so I have seen just about every major rock and roll band from the Allman Brothers Band to Frank Zappa. However, David Byrne and the Talking Heads have eluded me. David is a solo artist now but in addition to some of his solo work, he also played a generous helping of classic Talking Heads music. When he played the fast tempo stuff, even an old, dance impaired white boy like me had to get up and dance. Some psychologists talk of "flow". I was definitely in the moment and in the flow. I highly recommend the DVD and CD entitled "Stop Making Sense". My son will be here any moment to pick up my car and take it for an oil change and a few other things. When that happens I will be happily stranded at home in my quiet neighborhood. That makes me happy beyond words. I look forward to my day of solitude.


Unknown said...

That's like a super groovy pad there man. Whoa ;-)

Anonymous said...

Look at all those nice links you inserted. Way to go! And I see you've learned how to insert photos too! Yee Haw!

Rob said...

Mr. Brown's Fortress of Solitude.