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David Byrne (2) (1952–)

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David Byrne (born May 14, 1952) is a Scottish-American musician and artist perhaps best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1974 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo projects on record, and worked in a näytä lisää variety of media, including film, photography, opera, and Internet-based projects. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards for his achievements. In 1981, Byrne partnered with choreographer Twyla Tharp, scoring "The Catherine Wheel," a ballet prominently featuring unusual rhythms and lyrics. Productions of "The Catherine Wheel" appeared on Broadway that same year. Byrne is also known for his activism in support of increased cycling, and for having used a bike as his main means of transport for most of his life, especially cycling around New York, where he has designed innovative bicycle parking racks. He has written widely on cycling, including a 2009 book, Bicycle Diaries. In August 2009, he auctioned his Montague folding bike in order to raise money for the London Cycling Campaign. His title Bicycle Diaries made the New York Times Best Seller List for 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

How Music Works (2012) 1,374 kappaletta
Bicycle Diaries (2009) 906 kappaletta
Arboretum (2006) 159 kappaletta
The New Sins (2001) 154 kappaletta
True Stories [1986 film] (1986) — Ohjaaja — 147 kappaletta
American Utopia (2018) 83 kappaletta
Stay up Late (1987) 46 kappaletta
My Life in the Bush of Ghosts [music recording] (1981) — Artist — 43 kappaletta
Rei Momo (1989) 24 kappaletta
Uh-Oh (1991) 17 kappaletta
Look Into the Eyeball (2001) 12 kappaletta
The Catherine Wheel (1988) 12 kappaletta
Love This Giant (2012) 11 kappaletta
David Byrne (1994) 11 kappaletta
Grown Backwards (2004) 10 kappaletta
Feelings (1997) 7 kappaletta
Music For The Knee Plays (2007) 5 kappaletta
The Forest (2000) 3 kappaletta
Big Love Hymnal (2008) 2 kappaletta
Ava / Ninevah / Machu Picchu (1991) 2 kappaletta
Brazil Classics 1 2 kappaletta
Here Lies Love: Original Cast Recording (2013) — Säveltäjä — 2 kappaletta
Pontos de Vista (1988) 1 kappale
Bale Creek Allen (2007) 1 kappale
Forestry 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Avustaja — 628 kappaletta
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Avustaja — 236 kappaletta
The End of Print (1995) — Johdanto, eräät painokset173 kappaletta
Chaos & Cyber Culture (1994) — Avustaja — 139 kappaletta
Remain in Light (1980) — Songwriter — 83 kappaletta
Stop Making Sense [1984 film] (1984) — Actor — 81 kappaletta
Yours in Food, John Baldessari (2004) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Married to The Mob [1988 film] (2000) 39 kappaletta
Vivid — Säveltäjä — 31 kappaletta
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter (1990) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
Songs from Liquid Days (1985) — Säveltäjä — 28 kappaletta
Songs without Rhyme: Prose by Celebrated Songwriters (2001) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
The Simpsons: Testify (2007) — Preformer — 2 kappaletta

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David Byrne Lending Library, Legacy Libraries (joulukuu 2015)


This wasn't quite what I was expecting — the title made me imagine a travel book or a piece of cycle advocacy, but actually it's more of a semi-random collection of short essays about cities, the people who live there, and the arts, inspired by Byrne's travels to different parts of the world in the course of his work as a musician. When he travels, he likes to take a folding bike with him and use that to explore, but the cycling per se is only a rather minor part of the story. The format of the book is said to be loosely modelled on W G Sebald, with a mix of first-hand impressions, rambling philosophical sidetracks, and black-and-white photos, but there's a lot more shooting from the hip and a lot less evidence of weeks spent researching stuff in libraries than you would get in an actual Sebald book. Which is fair enough: I don't think anyone would be buying this book expecting to get heavyweight academic delvings.

Byrne is clearly an intelligent, thoughtful person, and his situation in life allows him to meet interesting people in the course of his travels (assuming that you accept artists, gallery-owners and musicians as "interesting people"...), so this makes for a pleasant, lively read, but I don't think you will find anything very earth-shattering here, unless you are someone who loves motor cars and thinks of the USA as the model of perfect urban planning (in which case it might annoy you a little...). A good short-attention-span book to read on a journey or in a hospital waiting-room, probably.
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thorold | 27 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 22, 2024 |
2024 book #12. 2017. David Byrne (of Talking Heads fame) gives his musings on what music is, where it comes from, how it is made and sold, and what it's good for, with copious examples from his long and successful career. Very enjoyable and even informative. Recommended.
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capewood | 27 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 5, 2024 |
Idiosyncratic take on how he feels about music, his experiences in the music industry, his ideas about what makes music special etc. It talks a good amount about his Talking Heads/solo experience but it's not like a musical autobiography type thing, although you probably won't be too interested if you don't care much about his musical career. It also doesn't talk about music theory (or only tiny bits) and almost all of it is pretty accessible if you don't know much about music, although it's also not gonna teach you much theoretical stuff. In general I enjoyed it and it gave me stuff to think about although every so often he gives out a fact I'm not sure is accurate and there's a few big generalisations about "African music" and stuff.… (lisätietoja)
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tombomp | 27 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 31, 2023 |
Maybe not perceived as ground-breaking as the previous Bicycle Diaries (maybe because Byrne here actually talks about his job?), is nonetheless (and for the same reasons) a more focused work. The first part - and more generally the autobiographic stuff - works generally better than the second but all in all is a good introduction (and also a starting point, thanks to its small but significant bibliography) to various aspects of our relationship with music.
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d.v. | 27 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 16, 2023 |



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