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An Appreciation of True Stories, a Movie by David Byrne about (the fictional town of ) Virgil, Texas

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Click here to read about David Byrne, musician and social activist, at Wiki:

 

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David Byrne in 2006,
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Who over 45 and a musician or a popular music fan is unaware of the great David Byrne?   In the 1980's, I was definitely not into pop music.  Until I saw David Byrne and his Talking Heads on television.   Subsequently, I stoned out on Jonathan Demme's live presentation of a David Byrne concert, Stop Making Sense (1984).   In the concert, Byrne came out on the deserted stage by himself with a large, box tape player, and played a song solo accompanied by the tape; then he was joined by a second member of the band (a fairly nervous knockout blond on bass), and they played a song or two together; then the two were joined by other members of the band, in multiples, with the different sets of musicians playing different Talking Heads songs, until the full band of ten or twelve was onstage.

 

Subsequently, oh, maybe a decade ago, I purchased, watched, and was intrigued by the DVD of David Byrne's movie True Stories.  

 

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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 

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