Just noticed that Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense is on YouTube. It’s great to see the sheer pleasure they’re taking in making great music. Pity about the negative atmosphere around Chris Franz’s recent book. I haven’t read it but it seems he’s pretty bitter towards David Byrne.
Not bad or boring records. Albums that literally make you go to sleep. I’ve just had a nice snooze through the Velvet Underground. Great album with Candy Says, Pale Blue Eyes etc but it makes me conk out. Ophelia by Natalie Merchant also does it. I love it but three tracks in I can feel the eyelids getting heavy. Any other contenders?
I mean what does your day look like at the moment? We’re still under semi lockdown here so none of the usual weekend stuff is happening – no trips to record shops, book shops, nice coffees, pub lunches etc. It was easier earlier in the year when the weather was nicer and you could get out to the park for a stroll but it’s a wild day today. So what are you and yours up to?
Howdy all. Occasional lurker, first time poster. Just noticed the mid 90s Richard Thompson tribute album Beat the Retreat is up on spotify. Very Afterword friendly. Best track for me is REM doing Wall of Death. I seem to remember the CD was in the flimsiest cardboard ever made. Shawn Colvin, David Byrne and Bonnie Raitt also give it a go along with some for the Where are they now file.