So before I get into the boring site stuff, I thought I’d give you a taste of what I’ve been listening to lately. In addition to being head-over-heels in love with the new Starlight Mints, Essex Green, Islands and Bishop Allen releases, I’m also going through a rather lengthy Talking Heads phase. Here are two songs that will no doubt reveal how little I know about the back end of the TH’s catalogue.
MP3: Talking Heads – Sax and Violins
I had never even heard of this song until my friend Austin sent it to me about a year ago. After doing a little Wikipedia-ing, I found out that this is from the Until the End of the World soundtrack. And while I originally found it to be “not poppy enough,” it quickly grew into one of my favorites. I really don’t think there could have been a better “last” Talking Heads song. It’s evident that Bryne had no dillusions about having there be a lasting reunion or future album. He just wanted to make one last great song with the band that he formed. And with wordplay like this one, you really can’t go wrong.
MP3: Talking Heads – And She Was
I recently took my first shot at playing vinyl at WRFL. I was worried about ruining the equipment or not getting fades right, but I think that I did a pretty good job. For my first track, I chose this Talking Heads classic (though I played the “extended mix”) and someone called in to tell me that I “couldn’t have picked a better song.” This song is so simple that you’ve got to admire Byrne’s guts. Here he is, the master of music at the time, and he decides to write a simple pop song. While I’m not sure that most Heads fans agree with me about the quality of “And She Was,” I will say that I’m in love with it.
Now, the web site stuff. My feed seems to not be working. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong? I’d like to get this fixed as quickly as possible, but I’ve got a busy three days ahead of me.
Also, let me know what you think of the constant changes that YANP is going through. I moved the search bar to the right side, so hopefully it’s not hitting the post headers for some of you using IE or Macs. If you have any suggestions, questions or gripes–this is the time to share them.