At Home He's a Tourist

He fills his head with culture/ He gives himself an ulcer.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Nothing interesting to report--I've seen a buncha DVDs, read a few books, downloaded a lot of mildly cheesy 80s pop on iTunes--but I felt the need to update, so here are some metaphysico-geographical musings from David Byrne:

The first and only time I visited Lubbock, I was touring with Talking Heads, and we played there--this must have been about 1979. I liked the flatness, where you'd see a flat landscape with one building stuck up on it. Often you'd see the one building stuck in the middle of that landscape with no trees around it whatsoever. I thought that was kind of great, too. That always seemed existential or something; it seemed like a physical manifestation of man's situation in the universe. A tiny little figure perpendicular to the plane of the earth, basically helpless and shelterless, like a cartoon version of some kind of cosmic situation. It's like what a kid would do: they would first draw a straight line and then stick a person on it, or a house.--from Lubbock Lights (2005)


Blogger Felix said...

Does this mean that you received and watched "Lubbock Lights"? If so, when should we expect your review of it?

I just bought a copy of J.D. Gilmore's most recent album, and I'm looking forward to hearing him in Ann Arbor next week. It's not very often that I get a chance to hear a Flatlander up here in the frozen northlands.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Does Gilmore ever play in Lubbock itself? Seems that the Flatlanders avoid their hometown.

I'll say a little about the DVD soon, and of course we expect a concert review on "Hill of Himring"!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Felix said...

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6:55 PM  
Blogger Felix said...

Sadly, it's not to be.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Too bad. If you were a true fan you would drive down to Bloomington to catch him tomorrow night at Second Story...

10:02 AM  

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