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3 things about David Byrne’s TRUE STORIES

True Stories [1986] 1. “It’s got six different kinds of liquor in it, but it don’t taste too strong.” 2. At the mall: Jeans West. 3. House construction as a game of leapfrog. This film is a joy each and … Continue reading

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3 things about Jonathan Demme’s STOP MAKING SENSE

Stop Making Sense [1984] 1. The camera loses him, finds him again. He unbuttons the top button on his shirt. 2. While Byrne goes into a seizure, Alex Weir digs into his guitar. 3. Tina does a nasty dance. I … Continue reading

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My very first cat video.

I’m wading very slowly back into the editing pool, and this is my first exercise. It’s basically a remix of a music video I made in ninth grade. I shot the main part of the video, using a VHS camcorder, … Continue reading

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3 things about TOM ZE: ASTRONAUTA LIBERTADO

Tom Zé: Astronauta Libertado [2009] 1. “You’ve got to make music that people will listen to while they do the dishes.” 2. He appeared on the Brazilian TV show “Ladder to Success” playing a song called “Ramp to Failure.” 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about David Byrne’s TRUE STORIES

True Stories [1986] 1. The movie was designed for the 1.37:1 aspect ratio. Not widescreen. Very unusual for a 1986 theatrical release. Perhaps Byrne designed it that way so that it wouldn’t lose much when shown on video? 2. “Linda! Larry! There’s … Continue reading

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David Byrne’s Malaysian Childhood.

MY MALAYSIAN CHILDHOOD by David Byrne, from his book Strange Ritual When far from home, the New Yorker or Los Angelino, feeling a pang of homesickness, may desire Thai food rather than his or her indigenous corn on the cob … Continue reading

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