Discovered tour of the week: David Byrne

I downloaded the new David Byrne and Brian Eno album today, so imagine my surprise when I saw that David Byrne is on tour throughout the US and UK!! (I am tracking him, and I even got an email update, but sometimes I don’t read them very carefully, so I’m glad I checked again.) I just bought my tickets and am soooo excited to see him. I’ve read breathless reviews from his show in LA, so I am especially primed.

Thanks to the fancy folks and friends at Topspin, buying and downloading their new album, “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today” was totally hassle-free. (Go do it!) I would buy music a lot more often if it was this easy and DRM-free. I’m looking at you, iTunes.

I adore David Byrne. He’s so boss. His voice is guile-free and true. When I listen to him sing, it’s like being reminded of all that’s good in the world.

“Strange Overtones” is the track that’s been making the rounds, but I think “Life is Long” is unbelievably touching–full of the joy that comes with real wisdom. And because I’m feeling especially generous, I’ll throw in a cover.

David Byrne and Brian Eno – Life is Long
David Byrne and Brian Eno – Strange Overtones

The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil
David Byrne – Sympathy for the Devil (cover)

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