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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Life During Our Time or Road to Nowhere?

NYT's Dwight Garner with first major review tomorrow of new brain twister / memoir from Talking Heads' leader David Byrne.  (I presume David does not mention that I picked out for him the Heads' first publicity photo.)  Unfortunately he finds that it ain't no party, not even disco.  “How Music Works” is a "roll of mental wallpaper, a textbook for a survey course you didn’t mean to sign up for. It drifts between music history, sonic anthropology, mild biographical asides, broad pop theory and grandfatherly financial and artistic advice." Also: "His prose seems to have been translated from the Chinese."  In younger days:

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