T and I went to see David Byrne play tonight at Hamer Hall on his Songs of David Byrne & Brian Eno tour. I have been a big fan of David Byrne and Talking Heads since I was about 9 or 10, when I first listened (repeatedly) to my older brothers' Stop Making Sense and Little Creatures tapes on a swimming camp.
The set list was mostly from this years' Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. I like some of this album, especially Strange Overtones, I Feel My Stuff and Poor Boy, and they were great live. Still, I was very excited by the prospect of some Talking Heads numbers, and some from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. In addition to the songs from Everything That Happens above, highlights for me included:
- I Zimbra, Heaven, Air and Life During Wartime (Fear of Music)
- Once in a Lifetime (Remain in Light)
- Take Me to the River (More Songs About Building and Food)
- Help Me Somebody (My Life in the Bush of Ghosts)
Many of the songs were accompanied by dancers that often involved Mr Byrne in the choreography. At first I thought it didn't work, but it grew on me and after a few songs, the movement really started to work for me - especially when the Road to Nowhere run was incorporated.
Thanks David - I also really liked how you matched your white hair with everyone onstage wearing white.