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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Still Making Sense

While watching the Talking Heads' 1984 concert documentary "Stop Making Sense" (directed by Jonathan Demme), I was mesmerized by the performance of David Byrne and it occurred to me that performers like him have no chance in the star-making machinery of TV shows like "The Voice" and "American Idol." Despite his undeniable abilities as a songwriter and front man, the judges would no doubt consider him an out-of-the-mainstream weirdo with no chance of success. They'd be wrong, of course, as this performance of "Life During Wartime" proves...