Tag Archives: Talking Heads

Out This Week 5/21

Among all the new releases this week, it’s hard to escape the one from Daft Punk. Their new album, Random Access Memories, is the first by the band in eight years. The 13-track record begins with a bang via its track “Give Life Back to Music”, a funky, 70’s-inspired song with trademark robot-style vocals. Shoulder-swayingRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Songs About Shopping

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. Today as we recover from our food comas, Black Friday falls upon us, so we’re looking at songs about shopping. The term “Black Friday” originated in Philadelphia back in 1966. Those who workedRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Friday the 13th

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, the weekly post and collaboration between King 5 news and KEXP. This week were talking about Friday the 13th! Be scared. The superstitious nature and actual origin of Friday the 13th stems not from some dude in a hockey mask with a machete, but apparently is theRead more…

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Review Revue: Talking Heads – Little Creatures

There’s not much that I could say about Talking Heads that hasn’t been said already. Like most who came of age in the 1980s, the band has been a huge part of the soundtrack to my life for most of my life. I don’t think I had heard this full album until well into myRead more…

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David Byrne Settles Lawsuit Against Former Florida Governor

Last year, David Byrne swept into court against former Florida governor Charlie Crist after Crist used Talking Heads‘ “Road to Nowhere” in an online campaign ad without permission or licenses. Crist removed the ad promptly, but Byrne pursued, seeking a million dollars from the Senate candidate. Now, Byrne has posted on his website that heRead more…

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Thanks from KEXP!

Whether it’s the turkey (or Tofurky), the stuffing, the gravy or the green bean casserole, Thanksgiving has something for everyone. It’s a day full of guilt-free binge eating, so spend it wisely. To get in the Thanksgiving mood we rounded up a few videos of remarkable musicians giving their thanks in the best way theyRead more…

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Scribes Sounding Off: David Byrne and the Dadaist Disco of Song and Circumstance

“The world is a song,” but as most artists know, to sing it requires periods of intense preparation. This is a book about that for those who enjoy the Talking Heads-deep back catalogue concert documentary Ride, Rise, Roar at SIFF this year and his enthusiastic appearance in Beyond Ipanema, and yearn for more exposition fromRead more…

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Live Review: David Byrne, Benaroya Hall 2/18

photos by Kyle Johnson review by Jim Beckmann To the deafening applause that greeted him as soon as he stepped on stage, David Byrne told the sold-out crowd in the S. Mark Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall, “I got what I wanted. I’m going home now.” To be honest, he probably could have gotten awayRead more…

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