Sunday, November 14, 2010

The week of the Talking Heads

I had a crazy realization this evening (just a few minutes ago, actually) that this past week, in a way, has been the week of the Talking Heads. I'll explain...

Tuesday, I was in a group meeting for one of my classes. The group is one of those that always inevitably descends into lack of focus with all of us blasting music in a break-out room. That particular day, one of my group members said something that immediately made me think of perhaps one of the band's most popular songs, "Burning Down the House." So, I immediately You-Tubed the song and played it for the team.

Friday, a friend of mine decided to have a danish-making party. While we were waiting for the danishes to finish baking, we decided to play a little Rock Band. As another friend was scrolling through the songs, I saw "Psycho Killer" on the list and it was the only song I wanted to sing really badly. There were other songs I liked, but "Psycho Killer" was the only one I was really really excited about.

Saturday, I went down to Cincinnati to see a friend's band perform (more on that in a later post). The band, Walk the Moon, as admittedly influenced by Talking Heads and, of course, their first encore was a song by the band. They performed...drum roll please..."Burning Down the House!" We have come full circle (although there's only, like, two points on that circle).

Driving back from Cinci this morning, Talking Heads on my mind, I had the urge to listen to another band that was influenced by them, Local Natives. So I played Gorilla Manor, their debut album, and was very happy to hear "Warning Sign" a cover of a song guessed it...Talking Heads.

Psycho Killer, qu'est-ce que c'est?

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