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By Greg Kot and Greg Kot,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | May 23, 2001
For many still in thrall to "Psycho Killer" and the Jonathan Demme concert tour de force "Stop Making Sense," David Byrne's music is defined by his 15 years in Talking Heads. But for Byrne, the Heads are just one aspect of his legacy. Of course, Byrne hasn't necessarily helped his case by making increasingly obscure solo albums. But his latest solo outing, "Look into the Eyeball," is his strongest and warmest since his former band's demise more than a decade ago. Although the whirlpool funk of the Heads' heyday is long gone, Byrne has plotted new strategies, and with "Look into the Eyeball" he gets it right after a series of solo misfires.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 6, 2009
David Byrne [Todo Mundo] *** cds With Big Love: Hymnal, David Byrne pens a batch of clean but knowing paeans to the polygamist lifestyle featured on the HBO show starting its third season this month. The compositions conjure images of Byrne performing - his silver hair, an owlish expression, upright and robed - in front of a congregation. But this is Byrne we're talking about, so most of these pieces, with their teasing, witty titles ("Exquisite Whiteness," "The Breastplate of Righteousness")
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 24, 1994
After a half-dozen years in which he's directed films, founded a record company and dabbled in worldbeat and orchestral music, David Byrne has finally gotten back to doing what he does best -- being himself."
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,rashod.ollison@baltsun.com | September 16, 2008
Beginning in the late summer of 1979 and continuing well into the fall of 1980, David Byrne and Brian Eno were holed up in five recording studios in New York and Los Angeles, piecing together rainbow glints of sound. Using analog technology - the only kind available at the time - the art-rock duo doggedly tried to synchronize sampled voices with their multilayered instrumental tracks. With no digital sequencing software, the process was tedious and often frustrating. However, the two still managed to come up with richly evocative, even groundbreaking music, albeit mostly by accident.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN ARTS WRITER | November 10, 2001
The man whose lyrics formed the philosophical backbone of my grad school experience, who was lead singer and muse for the '80s rock band Talking Heads, who has recorded myriad solo albums, written books, created a stream of videos, presented photography exhibitions, composed the music for a Twyla Tharp dance, shared an Oscar for the score of Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, is - right now - trying to unscrew a lightbulb. David Byrne is midway up a ladder at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He's putting the finishing touches on an exhibit featuring his photography and a new visual-and-audio installation.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,rashod.ollison@baltsun.com | September 16, 2008
Beginning in the late summer of 1979 and continuing well into the fall of 1980, David Byrne and Brian Eno were holed up in five recording studios in New York and Los Angeles, piecing together rainbow glints of sound. Using analog technology - the only kind available at the time - the art-rock duo doggedly tried to synchronize sampled voices with their multilayered instrumental tracks. With no digital sequencing software, the process was tedious and often frustrating. However, the two still managed to come up with richly evocative, even groundbreaking music, albeit mostly by accident.
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By J.D. CONSIDINE and J.D. CONSIDINE,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | October 11, 1997
NEW YORK -- David Byrne would never have been voted "Most Likely to Become a Rock Star" in his junior high school yearbook.Sure, he had aspirations. Even back in the mid-'60s, when the future Talking Head was a student at Arbutus Junior High in Baltimore County, he played guitar and was in a band. But rock-star material? No way.In fact, Byrne says that when his band played a "battle of thebands" at the school, "We had the plug pulled on us. By a rival band, I think." He laughs. "We weren't even that good.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | January 6, 2009
David Byrne [Todo Mundo] *** cds With Big Love: Hymnal, David Byrne pens a batch of clean but knowing paeans to the polygamist lifestyle featured on the HBO show starting its third season this month. The compositions conjure images of Byrne performing - his silver hair, an owlish expression, upright and robed - in front of a congregation. But this is Byrne we're talking about, so most of these pieces, with their teasing, witty titles ("Exquisite Whiteness," "The Breastplate of Righteousness")
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By Sandra McKee | March 22, 1991
VS. WICHITA WINGS* WHEN: Tonight, 8:35.* WHERE: Kansas Coliseum.* RADIO: WCAO-AM (600).VS. ST. LOUIS STORM* WHEN: Sunday, 2:05 p.m.* WHERE: Baltimore Arena.* TV/RADIO: Channel 45; WCAO-AM (600).* OUTLOOK: The Blast (20-25) has only six road wins. Four of those have come in overtime. All of them have been one-goal victories. Now the Blast has to go to Wichita, where the Wings have beaten it three times this season. The Blast also has to beat Wichita by five goals if it wants to avoid a possible postseason tie-breaker situation.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | March 27, 1994
Some would argue that Lansdowne's state championship baseball team rivals David Byrne, lead singer of the rock group Talking Heads, as the best thing the high school has ever produced.Others, like Lansdowne's Vivienne Dailey, will tell you that it has surpassed Byrne."Byrne doesn't even hold a candle to them," said Dailey, in her 10th year as co-athletic director with Ed Walker. "I've never met the guy, but when was the last time David Byrne came walking through our halls."Certainly not as recently as returning seniors Rob Parsons, an All-County catcher, third baseman Bob Wheelton, shortstop Andy Stocksdale and outfielder Vince Queen, each of whom wears a state championship jacket, as veterans from an 18-3 team that won the 3A crown, 3-0, over Centennial last season.
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By Tim Swift | September 14, 2008
BOOKS "Indignation" by Philip Roth: Known lately for his older protagonists, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist returns to his literary roots for his latest novel, focusing on angst of youth rather than dissatisfaction of old age. The book follows young Marcus Messner as he comes of age during the Korean War at a conservative college in Ohio. In stores Tuesday. GAMES "Stars Wars:: The Force Unleashed" : Mining an untold period of the Star Wars saga (they may run out of those soon)
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By Clare Croft and Clare Croft,Special to Baltimoresun.com | August 15, 2005
Did you know Tori Amos received a citation from the Mayor of Baltimore for a song about the 1980 Orioles? Or, that before Tupac Shakur was "West Coast," he was "East Coast" and a student at the Baltimore School of the Arts? Baltimore has been home to a surprising number of musicians in a variety of genres. Some of Baltimore's rockers are tied here by chance -- their parents happened to live in Charm City during their childhood: Frank Zappa, Talking Heads' David Byrne and The Cars' Ric Ocasek.
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By Holly Selby and Holly Selby,SUN ARTS WRITER | November 10, 2001
The man whose lyrics formed the philosophical backbone of my grad school experience, who was lead singer and muse for the '80s rock band Talking Heads, who has recorded myriad solo albums, written books, created a stream of videos, presented photography exhibitions, composed the music for a Twyla Tharp dance, shared an Oscar for the score of Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, is - right now - trying to unscrew a lightbulb. David Byrne is midway up a ladder at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He's putting the finishing touches on an exhibit featuring his photography and a new visual-and-audio installation.
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By Greg Kot and Greg Kot,TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES | May 23, 2001
For many still in thrall to "Psycho Killer" and the Jonathan Demme concert tour de force "Stop Making Sense," David Byrne's music is defined by his 15 years in Talking Heads. But for Byrne, the Heads are just one aspect of his legacy. Of course, Byrne hasn't necessarily helped his case by making increasingly obscure solo albums. But his latest solo outing, "Look into the Eyeball," is his strongest and warmest since his former band's demise more than a decade ago. Although the whirlpool funk of the Heads' heyday is long gone, Byrne has plotted new strategies, and with "Look into the Eyeball" he gets it right after a series of solo misfires.
FEATURES
By J.D. CONSIDINE and J.D. CONSIDINE,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | October 11, 1997
NEW YORK -- David Byrne would never have been voted "Most Likely to Become a Rock Star" in his junior high school yearbook.Sure, he had aspirations. Even back in the mid-'60s, when the future Talking Head was a student at Arbutus Junior High in Baltimore County, he played guitar and was in a band. But rock-star material? No way.In fact, Byrne says that when his band played a "battle of thebands" at the school, "We had the plug pulled on us. By a rival band, I think." He laughs. "We weren't even that good.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 24, 1994
After a half-dozen years in which he's directed films, founded a record company and dabbled in worldbeat and orchestral music, David Byrne has finally gotten back to doing what he does best -- being himself."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Swift | September 14, 2008
BOOKS "Indignation" by Philip Roth: Known lately for his older protagonists, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist returns to his literary roots for his latest novel, focusing on angst of youth rather than dissatisfaction of old age. The book follows young Marcus Messner as he comes of age during the Korean War at a conservative college in Ohio. In stores Tuesday. GAMES "Stars Wars:: The Force Unleashed" : Mining an untold period of the Star Wars saga (they may run out of those soon)
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By Clare Croft and Clare Croft,Special to Baltimoresun.com | May 19, 2005
Did you know Tori Amos received a citation from the Mayor of Baltimore for a song about the 1980 Orioles? Or, that before Tupac Shakur was "West Coast," he was "East Coast" and a student at the Baltimore School of the Arts? Baltimore has been home to a surprising number of musicians in a variety of genres. Some of Baltimore's rockers are tied here by chance -- their parents happened to live in Charm City during their childhood: Frank Zappa, Talking Heads' David Byrne and The Cars' Ric Ocasek.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | March 27, 1994
Some would argue that Lansdowne's state championship baseball team rivals David Byrne, lead singer of the rock group Talking Heads, as the best thing the high school has ever produced.Others, like Lansdowne's Vivienne Dailey, will tell you that it has surpassed Byrne."Byrne doesn't even hold a candle to them," said Dailey, in her 10th year as co-athletic director with Ed Walker. "I've never met the guy, but when was the last time David Byrne came walking through our halls."Certainly not as recently as returning seniors Rob Parsons, an All-County catcher, third baseman Bob Wheelton, shortstop Andy Stocksdale and outfielder Vince Queen, each of whom wears a state championship jacket, as veterans from an 18-3 team that won the 3A crown, 3-0, over Centennial last season.
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