26 Burst results for "David Byrne"

"david byrne" Discussed on All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered

04:24 min | 7 months ago

"david byrne" Discussed on All Songs Considered

"The memories. Save for the help of you. The part similar. Where I go in store. Now. Seems hard criminal. Sitting on the misery. Harm to bed. Clever stand down the edge of our name should I. Do. Another. Mystery. I. Used to..

"david byrne" Discussed on All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered

04:57 min | 7 months ago

"david byrne" Discussed on All Songs Considered

"Daughter and his baby boy. Got a glimmer in his eye. See me say this is what I miss after I die. And this is what I miss about being alive. My body. My girl. My boy. The sun. Now times the undefeated. The heavyweight chain. Laughing in his face. As he danced like sugar ray. Used to be, come on, come on. But now no Mas no Mas. Used to be, come on, come on. But now no Mazda miles. And this is a photograph. A window to the past. Of your mother in a sketch. In the cool Kentucky dead. Laughing in the garden. Back where it all started. With a smile on her face. Everything in its place. Got a glimmer in her eye. Seem to say this is what I miss about being alive. It's what I'm about being a lie. That's what I miss about being alive. This is what I miss after I die. This is what I'm about being alive. This is what I'm is about being alive. This is what all this about being alive is what I miss after I die. This is what I miss about being alive. This is what I miss about being alive. This is what I miss about being alive. This is what I miss after I die. This is a polar bear. A window to the past. Of being on a front line. Ready to take the world off. We need a Tennessee sun..

"david byrne" Discussed on All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered

04:10 min | 7 months ago

"david byrne" Discussed on All Songs Considered

"Alone past all the bars and corners when I heard God call out my name. And you said hey let's grab a beer it's all fillet we both right here and we didn't even have to pay 'cause God has gone and he's revealed and I said why isn't he getting better with time. And becoming all alone again stay stay stay. Let the ones who want it back get all the things that make them better let the ones who don't care feel through. Nice just want to rise but this whole world it makes me call. The meter search you have a heart why don't you use it why is it better with toys. And becoming all alone again stay stay stay. I won't walking home alone passed all the bars and cornered leaves.

"david byrne" Discussed on All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered

04:25 min | 7 months ago

"david byrne" Discussed on All Songs Considered

"Well, next time. This is a. Free from destiny. Not only what we saw. Not only what we show. This is a life every part of it from destined and you choose me no I don't leave what we saw. Not only would we show. This love to many love that could have been from intro to. Not only hands and toes. No I don't leave what we've known. These things alive. So slow in sudden cold. For you of all the rules from my window soon.

"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Consider the world around them as an outsider. You know because if you are part of the dominant culture if you're if you're a neuro typical if you think in a very similar way to the other people around you. There isn't much reason for you to to take a you. Know third eye perspective on what's going on right like if you're not an outsider in some way you can just ride with the current And certainly neuro divergences. Not the only version of that. You know what. I mean like you could be. I mean you could be african american in the united states for example and you know dominant culture is constantly forcing you to you. Know have a have an an outsider's perspective right exactly but that is that really is like you talked about thinking about the way they that costume affects the audience. Right like i'm a menswear writer and it's something so it's something i think about a lot and it is a question of like how do you you know if you're looking at it as a communication system which it is you know you're making choices and you are an artist you know what i mean I'm not sure what else to say. It's it doesn't seem like a disability when you're in it because you're in it it's like when you're when your child you can have be having what in retrospect might seem like an unhappy childhood. I'm not saying i did but you can't but you don't know that always you don't know what's because that's your only experience you don't have anything to compare it to and then later when you can get a bigger perspective you realize oh. I was not as social as some of these other people were. Do you think that you are a cheerful guy for the most part. Yes i think i am. Do you think that's gesture how you're born into the. I do think it's like a choice you made if it's a choice it's one. I'm unaware of. But i find a lot of the people things in the world kind of amazing kind of marvelous surprising and sometimes very funny. There's a lot of joy in that. I mean if you can walk down the street and see something you like and it makes you happy usually. That's that's happens fairly often. That happens fairly often. Take little pictures of things that i see on the street. What's something that you took a picture of recently. I think i was walking in a rural area. And i took pictures of trees looked like body parts. Some of them quite rude and some of them just kind of absurd looking. There was one where really it looked like. The the roots of the trees trees had grown out. And we're shaking hands with one another. They've intertwine from two different trees. David byrne thank you for taking all this time to talk to me and thank you for your your wonderful show. I'm excited i'm going to do what it takes to get to new york so i can see it in real life. Well thank you for that. David byrne the.

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"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Welcome back to balzac. i'm jesse for my guest. Is david byrne is of course the lead singer of the talking heads as well as a prolific and influential solo artist. This month marks the return of his live show. American utopia american utopia is a collection of burns songs. Both old and new there performed by eleven musicians on a big empty stage every musician in the show performs marching band stop with their instruments in their hands or hanging from a strap. everything's wireless to with nothing. Binding them to one spot. The musicians can dance and move completely.

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"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"I. i done a tour for ten years ago or so tour where had some dancers and and myself and some of the singers we all. Dan did some dancing together but the band was pretty fixed. And then i did a tour not too long ago with any clark was saint vincent and we've done a record featured a lot of brass instruments so we brought along a whole brass section immediately. I thought oh brass section there like a marching band we can. They can move around. They can play while they're moving. They some of them have already done that in their past. And we just put mics on them and we can make a whole choreographic thing. Where sometimes they form a circle and sometimes they former line and sometimes they're kind of doing this crossing back and forth and doing all kinds of so we did that and i thought we can change the whole stage picture or the stage arrangement for every song to some extent as you said a- rather than being stuck with drummer upstage in the back and bass player on one side and guitar player. Honey otherside and that's what you get for the whole evening. Thought no you can move them around. We can move them around. And then i thought oh. Let's see if the technology exists to do it for everybody not just whatever guitar player or whatever if we in how many how many players as a take to achieve kind of drum sound the way you would like an new orleans second line group whatever how many is it gonna take can afford that. Is it possible to a wireless keyboard is is that technically possible. Turns out it is. I had wasn't sure but yet we found some kind of technology that was being made in hungary or someplace and that allowed. That's always said okay. We're doing every we're going to try it for everybody. We had to do a test. Who had to go to lititz or manheim. Pennsylvania in Pennsylvania dutch country to do to do to test the technology what is distinctive quality of manheim pennsylvania. Oh it's kind of interesting What are the pa companies. You the sound for pop. Concert emerged and out of these small towns in pennsylvania And so they would build their speakers and all this kind of stuff and then they built a place for bands to rehearse for hersal room and then another company comes along and says well we're going to make the sets for all those big stadium shows where there's a huge set that's being made. We didn't do anything like that. But they so all the stuff emerged clumped in this rural area. It happens to be a place where a lot of highways cross now. There's a million like amazon. Warehouses around there and other kind of fulfillment centers because of the same same reason so that was a place where we could set up our whole sustained in technology and everything and really tested out. And so that's what i think There was a yeah. There was some very big pop artist. It's gonna come to minor remembering the second who is rehearsing on the other place. But we weren't. We weren't allowed to go in and watch. You're you're i'm david byrne card. Didn't work now. it does not work. No they don't want to give you a land your do can show and they'll let you backstage where okay it was. It was katy perry. And but i can understand what they don't want with social media everything they don't want any pictures of any any upcoming thing that they're working on to get out so yeah okay. Okay we'll wrap up with david byrne in just a minute. Stay with us. It's bulls eye for maximum fund dot org an npr. This message comes from npr sponsor. Oh do you run a business or manage a team. It's time to switch to odu. Do is a suite of business. Applications designed to streamline automate and simplify any company. Odu has apps are everything. Crm inventory factoring sales account. You name odors gotcha covered so stop wasting time and start getting stuff done with odu for free. Trial go depot dot com slash bullseye. Hey podcast fan. We'd like to get a better idea of who you are. And what you care about. So if a quick favorite ask if you have a few minutes to spare please go to maximum fun dot org slash ad survey there. We've got a short anonymous survey. That will take about five minutes to fill out pasta. You finish it. You'll get a ten percent discount on merge at the max fund store next fun shows have always relied on support from our members and always will this survey will help keep the few ads. We do run interesting and relevant to you. That's maximum fine dot org slash at survey ag s. You are the all one word.

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"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Artists would find out what art collectors wanted and art collectors. would find out which artists were producing the things that they like. So be like you all these different criteria. You know like i like circles. I like bright colors. I like our colors. I like this or like to do this to do that. And they were kind of match match up at the time that seemed like a really fanciful idea and a little bit far fetched now. I would be very surprised if there is an app that does exactly that or you know a bunch of people in blue-chip galleries who do it manually. In a way. But anyway. I thought this i don't know if i was being cynical or is about to. I don't know i don't know if is being cynical or if i was just thinking. Oh why why not. Let's see what happens. Let's see what happens You might end up with really terrible art because people will be just pandering to the the market but you never know you might end up with something else. It's funny that that question of was being cynical or not came up right because one of the things that i was thinking about it as i was thinking about your your body work that especially in the seventies you're making music in the context of punk rock you know you're playing on bills with punk bands and you know i don't know if you thought of yourself as as a punk rock guy or or of talking heads as a punk rock band but like that definitely was a big thing that was going on right and like a big part of punk. Rock is questioning everything and sort of discarding everything and seeing what happens right but talking heads and and also kind of a spirit that anyone can make art like anyone in everyone can can make art and talking heads. Those are all things that described talking heads right but But also like the aesthetics that resulted from your pledge. Exploration of those questions are so different from you know whatever people think of as being punk rock at the time right like it not noisy and abrasive and all of those things exactly. I agree completely. But i felt like we had those kind of values and aspirations in common as you said the idea that anybody could do at the idea of kind of not accepting kind of received. This is the way you're supposed to do it. And this is what you're supposed to do. And this is what the music supposed to sound like but instead you kind of reinvent it for yourself for your generation for your the people you know make mc something that's relevant to the people you know instead of this stuff that to us felt kind of corporate and little too slick and not speaking to our lives and yeah. I felt like well yet. Not everybody's going to going to answer those criteria in this respond to those criteria in the same way Not thought that was good. Although not surprisingly things do kinda tend to coalesce into kind of style or well. This is the this is what punk rock sounds like. It's noisy and abrasive and people have spiky hair but not all of it was It does tend to coalesce. has things do. We've got even more with david byrne coming up. Stay with us..

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"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

07:26 min | 1 year ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"David byrne welcome to bullseye eye gravy. Show show thank you. Thank you good to be here. I was thinking about your own music and your record label. And i found myself wondering how much of the day are you listening to music. And how much of that time is it music that you're not already really familiar with. Wow okay not every day. Some days. When i don't listen to any music and then there's some days when yes i find time like an hour maybe two just browse around and new stuff i can hear or somebody writes me and regular ed friend or bandmate or somebody recommends something. I'll listen to that. And then that will probably then take down a rabbit hole. And i'll start the stink to other stuff related to that And i'll say if i like it. I'll save it to a playlist that i've made all that kind of stuff and then there's on certain days they'll be times where i'm actually working on music listening to music that i writing stuff in progress or all that kind of thing not every day and it's not i can't do it all day. That would be kind of. I think my brain can only focus on that for a certain amount of time. And then you kinda get where you're diminishing returns. You're not getting much creative coming out anymore. Do you get the same kind of charge out of it that you got out of it when you were you know a teenager or twenty two or whatever. Well it's a little bit different but occasionally yes occasionally yes When i was a teenager or younger everything was completely new. And you're constantly like every year or every six months or whatever a friend would bring over record your listen to it or you'd hear something or see something and you. It was completely. You'd never seen anything like it before. And that would apply to music that i was hearing or movies. The there was a point when i went to art school when they had screening so far like european movies. And all these different kinds of movies. That i didn't know existed. They didn't play in the movie theater in suburban town and grew up in had no idea these things existed. And then when i came to new york i also saw kind of avant theater that kind of blew me away thinking about different kinds of ways of performing and what that might mean and all kinds of stuff that still happens. It's not the same completely life-changing experience it might have been but it still happens. I read in a magazine. Some guy was being interviewed. Ab- writing something in he mentioned this kind of experimental say or avant garde kind of electronic music out of uganda. Any mentioned the name of this group of this collective that does this. So i just you know founded online through streaming service and i was kind of blown away i mean i think it was really radical it was extremely radical stuff is radicals anything. I'd been hearing anywhere and you kind of realize that a with all those connections with streaming and all the kind of online connections that people have now This a lot of stuff going on that. It is in places where you might not expect it and sometimes it can be very inspirational surprising. I mean i think especially that surprising part. Seems like something that you. I mean you were describing that even in your own childhood and adolescence that it was that surprising thing bet really got you. You're still of looking for that. You're looking for something you haven't heard before all the time and sometimes it could be pop music pop music being made these days. That hasn't doesn't change david. The headline on our piece when it runs on npr dot org burn burn to america. There's plenty of pop music being made these days. Yes number wise. There's more music being made and uploaded and all that than ever before which is why using the current current accounting system. That's one of the reasons that musicians received such paltry payment from a lot of streaming service. Because there's so many of us putting stuff up there and it gets some somewhat somewhat divided amongst all of us I interviewed steve albany. One time in chicago and At the beginning of this fifteen years ago maybe at the beginning of mp threes and things becoming mainstream. And i asked him. I asked him kind. A future of the music industry question and a kind of are all musicians out of luck question and what he said was. I don't know i think it's probably kind of like tennis. A lot of people play tennis and some people are good at it but not that many of them expected to it for a living. Well that was certainly true for me. When i certainly when when i started out i had no expectations of making a living music. I thought none of those people who are much They've gone to school for this or they've trained or they've been working at their whole lives. That really kind of really really good at it. And i thought i feel like i have something to say but i don't feel like i in any way can compete with those people so i had no. Expectations is their music. That you listen to now nostalgically in the same way that you know whether or not it's it's transcendently great or just hits hits a nerve in you in the same way that like once in a while when i'm driving down the street and i'm listening to a podcast or something No no no. No no i just for a minute. I'm gonna listen to black star. You know the record. That i was into over and over and over and over and over when i was seventeen.

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"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn

"Stories from nineteen eighty. Six i have something to say about the difference between american and european city. I forgot what it is. I've written down at home somewhere. You like music. I know everybody says they do. I personally believe. I.

"david byrne" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

06:06 min | 1 year ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Here & Now

"Jeff brady and news philadelphia. Republicans a handful of states are now considering mimicking the new texas law that bans abortion after six weeks and deputises private citizens to enforce that law. One of those states mississippi already has different law on the books banning the procedure after fifteen weeks. That law is currently not in effect. The supreme court will hear a challenge to it this fall but a bigger question is what threatened. Mississippi's law could have on access to abortions. Nationwide and with us as mary ziegler. She's a hit legal historian and law professor at florida state university. She's also the author of abortion and the law in america and she joins us now with more welcome. Thanks for having me. Thank you for being here mary. There are notable differences between the texas law and the mississippi law but the broader challenge is. Mississippi's request the supreme court. Overturn roe versus wade which legalized abortion throughout the us. Can you break down. Mississippi's arguments specific to roe versus wade. Yes so mississippi in texas really in a way to are focused on what they view as weakness of row. Which is the idea that there's a right to choose abortion before viability. Which is the point at which us survival is possible outside the womb and viability has been criticized by bioethicists by some of the justices on the supreme court and so worship opponents of fixated on it as a sort of opening to attack abortion rights more broadly but mississippi i think recognizes. That viability is gone then. The court has modified row and really fundamental ways. And either that would open the door. Overturning roe this year in twenty twenty two or two weakening that precedence substantially so that the court might overrule it for example in in twenty twenty three which would be around the time row would be turning fifty. The justices have reportedly deliberate it privately for months on whether to review this mississippi law. And we know that the court has never really come close to overturning roe v wade but now we have this texas decision. Does that give us any indication about the court may decide in this mississippi case. I mean yes and no because texas went to great lengths to avoid direct confrontation with row. The state designed. It's law in such a way that it would be very difficult to challenge in federal court using this doctrine called sovereign immunity. So because of the eleventh amendment. It's very hard to sue. States directly and the only path to doing that is to sue a state official who charged with enforcing a constitutional law but texas as you mentioned instead deputises private citizens and only private citizens to sue abortion providers and people who aid or abet those seeking abortions and so the state has said there is no official who can enforce this law there therefore there is no way to challenge it in federal court so even if it directly contradicts. Roe v wade. Which does there's no way a federal court can actually do anything about it. So the supreme court seem to be buying that argument which doesn't tell us necessarily what the court would do with a law that does directly confront roe v wade like the mississippi statute on the other hand. I it seems to me that a court that was seriously concerned about the right to choose. Abortion would not have been so cavalier about letting law go into effect that if effectively eliminates abortion and one of the nation's most populous states. So it's certainly not a good sign if you're concerned about our right to choose abortion i wanna break down two points that that you previously made. How much does president actually matter here. Well i mean. Precedent will be huge when we're thinking about what's going to happen with mississippi because we have a six justice majority comprised of conservatives and most court watchers believe that those conservatives are not convinced on the merits that there is or should be a right to choose abortion so the only reason those justices may hesitate to reverse row is because they believe in precedent or because they want to at least appear as if they believe in precedent so i think the question becomes whether the justices think that the the precedent of row has been weekend or contradicted so much by things like this texas law that there's nothing much left for them to have to respect or salvage and that's certainly the argument that abortion opponents have made in recent years. You also use this term fixated on the viability argument. I mean there has definitely been a chipping away at this essentially roe versus wade says women have the right to an abortion before viability. But there's no universal agreement as you said this is why we're seeing so many heartbeat bills pass republican legislatures. But can you break this down for us a little bit more. What we're talking about here when we say viability when we're talking about viability we're talking about a point at which a premature delivery of some kind is likely result in survival and the supreme court in one thousand nine hundred ninety three set viability as the point at which states could ban abortion and it wasn't particularly as far as we know based on the historical evidence the most important part of the court's opinion. In fact harry blackmun at one point had thought of making the abortion rights. Stop at the end of the first trimester but some of his colleagues Particularly thurgood marshall argued that that would make it impossible for people of color to access abortion. Because they might not be able to get resources to do so so early in pregnancy so central viability has been the dividing line. But it's always been controversial so bioethicists have asked whether viability is a good reflection of when we think human life takes on moral or.

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Climate Change Blamed for Havoc in Northeast US Floods

Here & Now

02:06 min | 1 year ago

Climate Change Blamed for Havoc in Northeast US Floods

"The northeast still cleaning up all of the destruction caused by the remnants of hurricane ida last week at least fifty people died and while residents in some public health officials were surprised by the severe weather. Storms like this or what. Scientists have long warned about jeff brady from npr's climate team reports in bridgeport pennsylvania about one in the morning thursday vernon perry says the nearby river was rising and the fire department. Woke him up. They just were saying evacuate. Now get out the only chance you to go. Now get out run. There wasn't even time to move his car. It's flooded like others on this street a front loader hauls them to waiting trucks at the end of the muddy blocked. Brenda night is sitting under front step next to the sidewalk. Where a pipe. Gushes water into the street. It's being pumped up from her basement. The water came up to the first floor here and first floor. My rug was soaking wet in. There has whether she expected such a severe storm because of climate change. Not at all. This is a complete surprise. We had no idea of the magnitude of the damage. That was going to be called even new york governor. Kathy hokuto who talks about climate change fueling. More severe storms was surprised. We did not know that between eight fifty nine fifty pm that the heavens literally open up and bring niagara falls level water to the streets of new york. It's one thing to talk about the effects of climate change. It's another to experience them. Says burnet. woods blackie chief meteorologist with climate centro even. If you said to her there was going to be over three inches of rain in one hour if she's never seen that what does that mean. What does that look like. What does that look like on the ground. Same for the rest of us but we're getting more examples. There was superstorm. Sandy new york and new jersey nine years ago. The pacific northwest now understands what days of one hundred plus degree weather is like and across the country more people are experiencing wildfires and hazardous smoke.

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"david byrne" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Here & Now

"David. Byrne's beautiful house which is just a reminder. What's with you in houses in homes. I'm not sure how else is it's probably psychological symbolic house is maybe the sole or the self for something like that. I think chairs people. It has a character like a person it has legs and little arms. Well and you're observing this and that reminds me of one of my favorite lines. Were only tourists in this life. Only tourists with a view is nice. Thank you many has said of you that you seem to have this detached air and you're observing everything i mean. One of the comments about that song is like. I just love david. Birney seems to just look around and names things that he sees the chair. There's but when you do. It's as if you're startled by it like seeing it for the first time it feels and others have said you know. He's an alien and that's why and as to find out. That family from scotland went to canada. And then at eight you into maryland grew up. Yeah that doesn't feel right to me. I mean it's simply the wrong trip one way to go. No it's just like alien felony. You know more something other other. Wolves seems to ordinary well maryland. We love maryland but it just it just you feel at times otherworldly. Do you feel that way that sometimes you're watching us all not just us all and includes me some pimps observing myself in. Well i'm just asking. Look at what i'm doing. Why am i doing that or should. I be doing with these. Other people are doing Maybe it's coming from another country and being plopped in you go okay now. I've got to figure out. How am i supposed to behave. Do i understand that when you started voting you just went and voted and had no idea that you were not registered to vote by the way around fast. But that makes you really the only of fraud..

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"david byrne" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Here & Now

"When he gets back. Onstage david byrne will be joined by a merry band of barefoot musicians and sharp grey suits instruments hanging off highnesses as they skip and march around stage later this month david and the show will receive a special tony award given to plays and undefinable categories which seems apt we i spoke with david byrne about american utopia in two thousand nineteen at wbz city space. And as he heads back to broadway we bring you a portion again. American utopia began as an album. Then evolved during a royal tour last. Stop before broadway. Was boston where we sat down before a sold out crowd at. Wvu our city space to find out. What is this marvellous thing. When did you know this thing that was an album was also going to be a stage. Show i knew right away. Oh i can imagine this. I knew almost immediately that my dream was to have all the performers be untethered to move about the stage. The kind of marching band would do or a second line group in new orleans or something like that from there. I realized there doesn't have to be anything on the stage. No instruments. no. Mike stands no water bottles and water bottles. Stage can be desert. I thought that's pretty exciting. That's what they're it's not. That doesn't tell you why shouldn't have said that because now because because i know you say i don't want you don't want to be asked narrative but what is well. It's not a narrative like conventional play. Let's say it's an arc. A journey of the person. I guess it would be me..

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Spike Lee Is Working on a Movie Musical About Viagra

News O'Clock

00:46 sec | 2 years ago

Spike Lee Is Working on a Movie Musical About Viagra

"Spike lee has announced his next big project and It's a little unexpected to say. The least he's going to direct a movie musical about pfizer's original wonder drug viagra. Yes viagra in a statement given to deadline leib wrote in part quote. Finally going into my fourth decade as a filmmaker. I will be directing danson all singing news a spike lee joint. And i can't wait. My mom's has been waiting to. And that's the rodgers and hammerstein truth ruth lee co wrote the screenplay with kwami armagh and it will feature original songs music written by the team behind the tony winning musical passing strange. This is exactly lee's first foray into the musical realm. He resigned directed a film version of david. Byrne's musical american

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"david byrne" Discussed on The Book Review

The Book Review

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"david byrne" Discussed on The Book Review

"David byrne joins us now. He is of course the musician. The filmmaker visual artist and here primarily as an author of a new book. American utopia. he wrote it. And it's illustrated together with myra common david thank you so much for being here. Thank you this is obviously tied to a larger project began as a concert. Tour than a broadway show now. A film directed by spike lee and simultaneously a book. Can you talk to us a little bit for those who aren't familiar with american utopia which i feel like. I don't know who those people are at this point. But tell us about how you conceived of the project and the various forms in which it's appeared and was it all like known from the beginning that would be in these multiple formats going backwards. No it was not conceived from the beginning that would be all these multiple formats. I didn't imagine. In the beginning. That it would end up on broadway that that would be filmed serve one thing leads into another okay so in the beginning i imagined wanted to see if i could do a show where all the band members were mobile taught. The technology might have arrived where that would be possible. And it also required that i would have a sufficient budget because that would mean i would have to turn say drummer into six different players. All playing drum and percussion instruments like a drumline or a samba. School of something. Like got and i realized okay. That's more personnel. Can afford that a could. I went ahead with this. Which opened up opportunities for staging and choreography and movement and then lighting and everything else just follow. Once one thing was kinda complicated or decided then door would open. And you go okay. That means it then we can do this. And now i can do this except etcetera so some point during the tour. I kind of got wind that broadway producers had seen the show and thought probably i'm going to guess in response to the success of bruce springsteen's show people thought. Oh this can go to broadway. This could go to broadway in broadway. Audiences are ready for this kind of thing now. This is a thing that can be done very very different than bruce springsteen's show. But i think the idea was that whatever popular music contemporary music could work on broadway thing just didn't have to be all broadway music. I wrote additional things for the broadway version extended it reshaped it unused broadway. Audience would kind of come with different sets of expectations but also kind of opportunity for me to talk more to kind of shape the show in a different way kind of address things that you may not addressing a concert tour where people basically just wanna dance and have a lot of fun. The director alex timbers was helping out and he said david you know you could maybe have a a drop curtain here and that in a certain kind of way when the audience is coming in and staring at the stage and the curtain is down in some ways you can have an image that sort of prepares them and in a little bit in a way for what's coming and tear. Myra coleman yes and alex showed me kind of an old graphic. Did he probably got off the internet. That was sort of like the fifty states and what each state is known for and this may be done like in the forties or fifties or something like that. It's a school thing. What were your favorite states. Because you're laughing. I'm laughing laughing because you know you can imagine the some corn and some of them mining or of them are cattle. Oh yes and so. It was also folklore folklore from each state. So the be paul bunyan or casey jones. John henry all these american kind of bits and legends were in there. And i thought okay in wanna do that exactly but i thought that's a nice direction. Thank you alex. So i went to myra who i'd worked with before many many many years ago and said would you be interested in doing drawings and paintings for this curtain.

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David Byrne on Turning 'American Utopia' Into a Book

The Book Review

04:21 min | 2 years ago

David Byrne on Turning 'American Utopia' Into a Book

"David byrne joins us now. He is of course the musician. The filmmaker visual artist and here primarily as an author of a new book. American utopia. he wrote it. And it's illustrated together with myra common david thank you so much for being here. Thank you this is obviously tied to a larger project began as a concert. Tour than a broadway show now. A film directed by spike lee and simultaneously a book. Can you talk to us a little bit for those who aren't familiar with american utopia which i feel like. I don't know who those people are at this point. But tell us about how you conceived of the project and the various forms in which it's appeared and was it all like known from the beginning that would be in these multiple formats going backwards. No it was not conceived from the beginning that would be all these multiple formats. I didn't imagine. In the beginning. That it would end up on broadway that that would be filmed serve one thing leads into another okay so in the beginning i imagined wanted to see if i could do a show where all the band members were mobile taught. The technology might have arrived where that would be possible. And it also required that i would have a sufficient budget because that would mean i would have to turn say drummer into six different players. All playing drum and percussion instruments like a drumline or a samba. School of something. Like got and i realized okay. That's more personnel. Can afford that a could. I went ahead with this. Which opened up opportunities for staging and choreography and movement and then lighting and everything else just follow. Once one thing was kinda complicated or decided then door would open. And you go okay. That means it then we can do this. And now i can do this except etcetera so some point during the tour. I kind of got wind that broadway producers had seen the show and thought probably i'm going to guess in response to the success of bruce springsteen's show people thought. Oh this can go to broadway. This could go to broadway in broadway. Audiences are ready for this kind of thing now. This is a thing that can be done very very different than bruce springsteen's show. But i think the idea was that whatever popular music contemporary music could work on broadway thing just didn't have to be all broadway music. I wrote additional things for the broadway version extended it reshaped it unused broadway. Audience would kind of come with different sets of expectations but also kind of opportunity for me to talk more to kind of shape the show in a different way kind of address things that you may not addressing a concert tour where people basically just wanna dance and have a lot of fun. The director alex timbers was helping out and he said david you know you could maybe have a a drop curtain here and that in a certain kind of way when the audience is coming in and staring at the stage and the curtain is down in some ways you can have an image that sort of prepares them and in a little bit in a way for what's coming and tear. Myra coleman yes and alex showed me kind of an old graphic. Did he probably got off the internet. That was sort of like the fifty states and what each state is known for and this may be done like in the forties or fifties or something like that. It's a school thing. What were your favorite states. Because you're laughing. I'm laughing laughing because you know you can imagine the some corn and some of them mining or of them are cattle. Oh yes and so. It was also folklore folklore from each state. So the be paul bunyan or casey jones. John henry all these american kind of bits and legends were in there. And i thought okay in wanna do that exactly but i thought that's a nice direction. Thank you alex. So i went to myra who i'd worked with before many many many years ago and said would you be interested in doing drawings and paintings for this curtain.

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"david byrne" Discussed on Pantheon

Pantheon

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"david byrne" Discussed on Pantheon

"Well. My socks are still on q. Sox are still on. But i was getting some like. I don't know what i was getting. I feel like there's a hint of david byrne which is i don't i don't like to toss it around but look just a tad. I was gonna say devaux. Okay that's better that's better. I've said this before. I i feel like on the mike but i really have a proper definition or sound in mind when i think of rockabilly but i don i i kinda felt that with this song So you know how the word sidetrack is. Is singular yeah. Let's play this share because that was a short song. I want my socks to be clear across the room. I picked that song for the sidetracked just because i really love that the the guitar line do qatar strums really cool like down to got those good but this is a this'll be a side tracks episode today q. Because let's get another one in there because these are really short songs and you know what these guys are known for. Putting on shows filled with beer in blood in violence. This fucking play a song that you know properly reflects that. Let's play a song called..

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A Look into Broadway Hit 'David Byrne's American Utopia'

TIME's Top Stories

07:10 min | 2 years ago

A Look into Broadway Hit 'David Byrne's American Utopia'

"David Burns American Utopia is a grand and glorious plea for Human Connection. By Stephanie's a carrick. Sometimes to make art, you've got to build art to layer ideas, colors, values, and textures. Until you've shape, the thing that says what you want to say, David Burns American Utopia Spike, Lee's grand and glorious filmed record of the hit Broadway show of the same name coming to HBO October. Seventeenth is art that has been built a work of great joy inexpressive Nece Tower of song with room for everybody the music some numbers drawn from burns twenty eighteen album American utopia others from. His body of work with talking heads and one a cover of Janelle. Monet's two thousand, fifteen protests anthem hell you tom bowed feels fresh and familiar at once inclusive but also mildly explosive there's an urgency to it as if burn and his troupe of eleven, musicians and dancers were staking ground in a battle we shouldn't even have to fight the idea is that to survive to live in any meaningful way, we must stay connected. It's a principal so glaringly simple at its radical. Burn is an admittedly weird ambassador for the idea of connection. He isn't what you'd call a naturally warm presence at least not in Earth terms even at age sixty eight, he's still like an. Learning. The rules of the planet his awkwardness is his brand but his desire to connect is robust and had vitalize is everything that happens onstage during American Utopia. no-one initial has one job. The musicians are also dancers and singers. Their instruments are strapped to their bodies untethered to any bulky sound equipment, which leaves them free to move and dance around the stage in a series of elegantly orchestrated numbers with burn off at the center though sometimes lurking at the edges like living fringe of the proceedings, the choreography is by dance veteran antibeach Parson all the performers including burn where identical lunar grey suits and all are barefoot. The stage is bordered on three sides by a Shimmery chainlink curtain the grand scheme is. Simple yet never chilly. This is a setting a world where certain essential problems have been worked out creating the space and freedom to play, and so even the songs every longtime burn or talking heads Fan knows well, like this must be the place naive melody a moonlit cottage in ballad form or the Wrigley waggling noodle dance. Slippery people take on new shapes and new life between numbers burn addresses the audience directly spinning amusing tales about where these songs came from. He wrote is Zimba with its lyrics by German Dada poet. Hugo. Ball to respond to a challenge thrown down by his friend and collaborator Brian Eno or us to fulfil our civic responsibilities. He uses lighting trick to show how badly the citizenry is represented when only twenty percent of the population votes and as a prelude to the shows Shiver Inducing version of hell you tom about he explains that he asked Monet's permission before venturing to cover the Song Burns band here. Is racially mixed, but he himself is very, very white. No wonder he approached with caution but he and his band present the song and invocation written in two thousand fifteen for all of us to remember the names of murdered black citizens among them Eric Garner Trayvon. Martin and Amatil. With the synthesis of respect and bristling anger it demands. This number also represents one of the few times league cuts away from this show to flash larger than life portraits at the. Victims, often held by a family member on the screen. It's an act of boldness that works as for burn. He is as ever a wildly and captivating showman though his hair is now snowcap wide his dance moves in changed over the years he's still favors angular Turkey jerky movements like the folding and unfolding of corporate tres ruler, which are often mimicked to grand effect by the dancers around him. But as dazzling as he is, you can take your eyes off him. Than receding his fellow performers become dazzling planets in their own right sometimes, they'll face one another playing to each other even as they played a was other times they marched toward us, resolutely in groups or pairs as if to say, look at any of US individually or all of us at once you can't go wrong. Each performer's style is as distinctive as a fingerprint. There's the cool Tomboy Swagger of Guitarist Andrew Swan the kid next door jubilant of bassist bobby wooden as once in a lifetime rounds to its sublime peak percussion as Jack, Lena Salvato bursts through the Shimmery. Chain curtain with a clash of cymbals a human celebrate Ori- announcement Lee working with one of his regular collaborators cinematographer. Ellen Kuras doesn't just show us the action he too is part of its embrace. He's our stand in our fellow observer in awe though he has the advantage of wielding a camera at the close of the show as the performer snake through the crowd during a rapturous version of road to nowhere Lee turns his camera on the audience American Utopia ran from October two thousand nineteen to February twenty twenty at Broadway's Hudson. Theater, and is said to return to Broadway. Next September and we see it for what it is. This is a group of largely white middle aged people who came of age listening to talking heads as a bunch. They're far less diverse than the performers we've been watching onstage a you could argue that with American utopia burn is preaching to the choir that this is all just an exercise in self congratulatory white liberalism but that would be missing the point in one of his Inbetween Song riffs burn muses that there are lots of interesting things to look at in the world there are bicycles which he famously likes. Very Much Lee even shows him riding away from the show on one and beautiful sunsets and even a bag of potato chips can be visually beguiling but somehow we always comeback to human faces looking at people burn says that's the best American Utopia is about facing the person in front of you or next to you or standing behind you and doing the work of seeing to truly see a person is a kind of song and a world filled with those songs is the ideal to get started burning his troop have hummed a few bars. The rest is up to us.

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"david byrne" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:03 min | 2 years ago

"david byrne" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The musician David Byrne took his theatrical concert American Utopia to Broadway last October for a short run, closing on February 16th. That live show has now been made into a film, directed by Spike Lee, which premieres this Saturday on HBO are critical Large John Power, says the show's optimistic high spirits offer some relief from what has been a very rough year. Back when the Nazis were running roughshod over his homeland. Bertolt Brecht wrote a short poem that asked In the dark times, will there still be singing? And it gave a reply. Yes, there will be singing above the Dark times. Of course, there are many ways of singing about darkness. One is to celebrate Hope. That's what's on offer in HBO's David Byrnes American Utopia. A joyous blend of song dance and revival meeting. Capturing a live performance of the acclaimed Broadway show. The film was directed by Spike Lee. No Spike might not be the first person you'd expect to click with Burn. Ah, guy. I don't exactly picture yelling courtside at a Knicks game. It really is terrific at filming live performances and his swooping, shrewdly observant camera meshes perfectly with burns layered and rousing sense of musical theater. This is one show you Khun dance, too. American utopia starts with burn barefoot in a silver gray suit, holding a model of the brain and pondering different ideas of connection. He's gradually joined by his equally barefoot co stars. Also uniformed in silver grey suits who sing dance and play handheld instruments is they do nearly 20 burned songs. From his talking heads classics to his more recent solo work. Thanks to wireless technology, everyone moves around the stage and seemingly total freedom. Burns work has long been obsessed with the many ways of being imprisoned in oneself in addiction to things in a meaningless life, an equally attuned to different forms of escape. American Utopia features a series of songs that ask questions about the meaning of home. The answers ranged from the welcoming good spirits of everybody's coming to my house to the rowdier energies found in this rendition of Talking Heads, Party song burning down the House. In fact, the show isn't actually about burning anything down. It's about conjuring an image of.

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Large protests and looting in Chicago’s Wicker Park

Roe Conn

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

Large protests and looting in Chicago’s Wicker Park

"Governor Pritzker is deploying two hundred fifty National Guard troops across the state and three hundred state police officers your state police assistant deputy director lieutenant colonel David Byrne on a personal note I would like to say that as a black man that the tragic death a total disregard for life in regards to Mr George Floyd has hurt me extremely it's not clear at this point where the guard members and state troopers will be sent we're getting reports of large protests in Lincoln Park in boys town also reports of shots fired and looting taking place in Cicero as well as looting in wicker

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"david byrne" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:38 min | 3 years ago

"david byrne" Discussed on KTRH

"David Byrne in conversation with Dan rather hit the road with Sammy Hagar watch bands like Def Leppard and Bad Company light up the stage share punk rock stories with Patti Smith behind the scenes with in depth studio exposes including Metallica's black album it's all in the access TV channel found on your local cable or satellite provider listen up Houston area are you interested in learning how to generate active and passive income flipping real estate tax liens and listen to this the premier texting company is offering a free tax lien kit which contains educational videos and materials that will show you how to invest in government tax liens which can earn up to eighteen percent investments that are secured by real estate plus see how you can access our tax lien inventory not available to the general public so if you want to learn how to become a real estate investor without swinging a Hey amor or being a landlord then text Houston took thirty one thousand now to get your free tax lien kit and get ready to learn how to invest in tax liens text Houston took thirty one thousand right now to get your free tax lien investor kit plus two free tickets to a light training event in your area text Houston took thirty one thousand that's Houston took thirty one thousand for your free text link it now individual results may vary if you're drowning in iris debt and can't afford to pay then you need to take advantage of special iris tax programs that are available and free yourself from iris collection efforts once and for all due to the financial hardship consumers are facing throughout the country the Internal Revenue Service has made it easier to settle delinquent tax problems and open phone line has been established by community tax for consumers to call and see if they qualify take down this number or stored in your cell phone but call the community tax help line at eight hundred two eight four fifty six seventy eight if you owe back taxes to the IRS and cannot afford to pay them back or even if you have years of on file tax returns there's no need to fear anymore but you have to call the community tax helpline today at eight hundred two eight four fifty six seventy eight for the help that you need don't take on the IRS alone they can attack your wages savings pension home and even your social security check call eight hundred two eight four fifty six seventy eight for your free consultation and to see if you qualify that's eight hundred two eight four fifty six seventy eight this report is sponsored by compassion international right now there's a child living in extreme poverty with no future and no hope but you can bring hope when you become a compassion international sponsor just text the word child two eight three three nine three and sponsor a child right now.

Ex-CIA officer jailed for spying for China

News, Traffic and Weather

00:26 sec | 3 years ago

Ex-CIA officer jailed for spying for China

"Former CIA officer Jerry Lee is just one of many people China has tried to pay this by these cases demonstrate the relentless efforts the Chinese government will undertake to recruit and exploit current and former members of America's intelligence community justice department lawyer David Byrne saying the CIA agent may nearly a million dollars selling China the secrets he's now sentenced to nearly twenty years in

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Interior proposes coveted deal to ex-client of agency head

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 years ago

Interior proposes coveted deal to ex-client of agency head

"Environmental groups and Democrats oppose the proposed federal contract with California's Westlands water district the nation's largest agricultural water supplier interior secretary David Byrne heart was a lobbyist for Westlands until twenty sixteen the year before he joined interior initially as a deputy secretary he was involved in negotiations on a twenty sixteen federal law allowing water district to lock up permanent contracts or water if they pay their share of the cost of the federal government's massive Central Valley water project a lawyer for the natural resources defense council calls it a sweetheart deal the proposed contract sixty days public comment period which began late last month ends over the Christmas holiday Tim acquire Washington

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Sen. Cory Gardner: Land Management agency moving west

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:53 sec | 3 years ago

Sen. Cory Gardner: Land Management agency moving west

"Meeting the agency that manages federal lands could soon be located close to the lands that it manages the BLM intends to move from DC to the western slope of Colorado the announcement that the bureau of land management will be moving to Grand Junction that it will be headquartered in Grand Junction is a significant significant win for Colorado sender Gardner says most of the lands the BLM manages our west of the Mississippi River but there could be a snag in the process any move still has to be funded by Congress Aaron Weiss with the center for western priorities says the announcement was made before consulting with the chair of the house natural resources committee already has a strained relationship with interior secretary David Byrne hard so is David Barnhart actually wanted to make this happen you wouldn't be blind sided the guy he needs to sign off on it so all of this just reeks of a P. R. stocked Weiss also call center gardeners announcement the possible

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Black Filmmakers Make History in 2018, but Female Directors Still Shut Out says Study

The Frame

04:32 min | 4 years ago

Black Filmmakers Make History in 2018, but Female Directors Still Shut Out says Study

"And of the filmmakers behind those movies only four point three percent where women and in terms of progress. Twenty eighteen was worse for female directors than the year before as their share of jobs plummeted from seven point three percent to three point six percent. And for those of you who understand Matt that's a drop of more than fifty percent right in. I think that when we look at female directors, and we look at the trends across the twelve years. I think what we're seeing here is a problem for women in general. But when we look to women of color, there were only nine out of one thousand three hundred and thirty five hires in sue we really have to think about intersection -ality when we talk about. Female directors because we're really seeing a floor effect, particularly with women of color, and it's also not just men who get jobs. It's white men almost all the time fewer than ten percent of the male directors from those twelve hundred films were either black or Asian absolutely now. One interesting finding that we do have in the report is that we took a deep dive on the last three hundred films over the last three years, and what we do see just over that shorter amount of time. We see a notable uptick from thirteen percent of all directors in two thousand sixteen or from underrepresented racial ethnic groups and in twenty eighteen that number jumps to twenty two percent. So we're seeing progress it's not as fast or a steep, perhaps as some of us would like to see, but I think it becomes really important to acknowledge the positive steps that Hollywood has taken and. And the giant leaps that still need to happen for particularly women and other underrepresented groups of behind the camera. You did a couple of things in this study that I was really interested in one is what all call the Sundance effect. And that is men who have successful independent films seem to have a much easier. Time moving from Sundance to big budget productions than women what are the numbers say about that? Well, what we're seeing really interestingly in the research is that there's a a one and done phenomenon for most women they get one chance across this twelve year span of time, whereas their male counterparts get more at bats. If you will, and this is really problematic because it affects the career sustainability for female directors in what if you really look at the data closely. What you see is that the studios are adding a few new women each year as opposed to going. Back to the the roster of talent, and including them in hiring decisions as well.

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