Posts Tagged: david byrne

Sound & Vision: Ray Padgett

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Allyson McCabe talks with Ray Padgett about his new book, Cover Me, and the blog that inspired it, giving us a fascinating window into the craft and business of making music.

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Forty Years of Independent Music

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Dazed Digital celebrated Rough Trade’s fortieth anniversary by conducting an interview with its founder, Geoff Travis, and co-director, Jeanette Lee. Responding to a question about the relevance of independent labels today, Travis cited the importance of a kind of collaborative and trustworthy editor: David Byrne said famously that ‘everybody needs an editor.’ Talking Heads were one of the […]

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Artists Petition Against Streaming Enablers

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A long list of known and respected musicians from a wide variety of genres have signed a petition against the systemic enabling of illegal streaming provided by entities such as YouTube and Google. The petition urges Congress to reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which protects companies that host user sharing from being held accountable […]

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Sound & Vision: Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz

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Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz on their long collaborative career designing for artists like John Lennon, the Talking Heads, and more.

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Song of the Day: “Electricity (Drugs)”

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The Talking Heads were among a crop of epochal, genre-bending artists that emerged from New York City in the mid-70s. The music scene centered around the famous punk club CBGB, where David Byrne and company opened for The Ramones in 1975. In the midst of the rhymically-complex and funky “Electricity,” Byrne repeatedly sings, “I’m charged up.”

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Sound & Vision: Daniel Mintseris

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Keyboardist and programmer Daniel Mintseris discusses his work with St. Vincent and Annie Clark, coming to the US from Lithuania at nineteen, and the difference between traditional composition and writing music on instinct using cutting-edge technology.

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McSweeney’s Interview With David Byrne

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McSweeney’s recently published How Music Works, a book by David Byrne that explains all aspects of music, from creation, to distribution, to performance. In recent years, Byrne has released chapters of the book as individual works: this TED talk about architecture’s effect on music; and this piece for Wired about record distribution, in which he interviews Radiohead about […]

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Announcing the 2011 Music Issue of the Believer !!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2011 Music Issue of the Believer Magazine is upon us. This year’s issue has got some unprecedented audible sensations, which I will relay in the following list: 1. Trey Anastasio of Phish is interviewed for this issue (did you know that’s rare?). You’ll find out about improvisation exercises, their tempo issues […]

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Morning Coffee

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Spring! (almost) German prison cells are mostly nicer than my apartment. Words get in David Byrne’s way. Technically this is about old type interfaces, but let’s be honest here it’s just typewriter design porn. The sun is out today, and this house’s above ground pool is all sorts of appealing. What this country needs: Jonathan […]

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Notable New York, This Week 1/11 – 1/17

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In New York this week Richard Price is interviewed by Philip Gourevitch, David Byrne presents Creation in Reverse, Joyce Carol Oates and Elaine Showalter chat over brunch, Tao Lin (who will also be reading at The Rumpus’s first anniversary party) and CAConrad read at The Animal Farm Reading Series, Dave Eggers at the Strand, Women […]

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Morning Coffee

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The world’s most pointless machine. Sweet! According to Scientists, Earth is going to be habitable 1 billion years longer than previously projected. Motel pools of yesteryear. (via kieravebutler) J.D. Salinger emerges to stop an unauthorized sequel to Catcher in the Rye. We’re not big on celebrity. But these never-before-published pics of Marilyn Monroe come from […]

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