My love for Brian Eno / David Byrne both together and apart knows no bounds.
Like an Adam and an Eve
The Garden of Eden
Two fools in love
So beautiful and strong
The birds in the trees
Are smiling upon them
From the age of the dinosaurs
Cars have run on gasoline
Where, where have they gone?
Now, it’s nothing but flowers
Now there are mountains and rivers
You got it, you got it
Now we got something for dinner
We got it, we got it
Now it’s all covered with flowers
You’ve got it, you’ve got it
And she could hear the highway breathing
And she could see a nearby factory
She’s making sure she is not dreaming
Now she’s starting to rise
Take a minute to concentrate
And she opens up her eyes
The world was moving she was floating above it and she was
And she was
Sometimes I feel like I’m narrating my life like this.Weird right? Anyways, I love this song. Also read my past posts on Talking Heads.
Talking Heads are actually my super cool dad’s all time favorite band, and so I very much grew up begging to here Psycho Killer one more time. I thought that song along with Burning Down the House were the best songs in the history of the universe. The first concert I really remember was actually David Byrne at the Greek in Berkeley (my actual first concert was Bob Freaking Dylan in Italy when I was one). It was an awesome show. My little brother and I danced with all the old Berkeley hippies, and it felt like the greatest thing ever. I think that show was likely when I caught the concert bug.
Talking Heads are also one of my favorite bands, and David Byrne one of my favorite musicians and people. I knew how brilliant their music was but seeing Stop Making Sense still took it over the edge for me. Some of those versions of Talking Heads songs will always be my favorites (funny story my ex-boyfriend had the Stop Making Sense CD and literally only knew those versions of the songs and was confused when I played the originals). Anyways enjoy a few of my favorites: