« on: September 11, 2008, 05:56:04 PM »
I wasn't too sorry to see the Talking Heads go. They had some terrific albums, but thought they started to sound very tired towards the end. Haven't followed David Byrne's solo career that closely, but he seems like one of those artists who cannot resist the temptation to over extend himself, like, say, Peter Gabriel. Though I wasn't a big fan of Byrne's pseudoclassical work on the Knee Plays, I thought the Catherine Wheel was pretty good (had that 'Remain in Light' vibe), and I'm even starting to warm up to his new one with Brian Eno. I like the fact that Byrne's new lyrics, like recent Eno's recent ones, do not seem locked in a timewarp and start to reflect things that you would expect person approaching the age of sixty to be thinking about, like mortality. In fact, I would have thought, "What's the point?" if Byrne & Eno had given their fans what they (the fans) wanted and delivered "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts II."