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.