Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm Just an Animal Looking for a Home

This morning I heard the Talking Heads' Naive Melody and it just touched me. I loved it in 1983 and it still really holds up. So I started the day with "Never For Money Always For Love" in my ears.

I went to see:

David Byrne's (from the Talking Heads) "Playing the building, a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration, striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument."

Never for Money, Always for Love, Cover Up and say Goodnight, say Goodnight.....


pve design said...

Not all the money in the world can mark a time and etch a place in our soul the way music and love can.

heidi said...

sweet! I wouldn't leave you for another state either. :-)

Lori said...

That is so sweet! Sounds like he knows what is valuable in life. So many don't and live unhappily ever after in their mansion made of gold.

James said...

This Must Be the Place is a big song for me. I think it is probably the closest thing to a perfect art-pop song that we have yet seen.

" Out of all tose kinds of people
You got a face with a view
I'm just an animal looking for a home
Share the same space for a minute or two
And you love me till my heart stops
Love me till I'm dead
Eyes that light up, eyes look through you
Cover up the blank spots
Hit me on the head"

and of course the Byrnean proverb: "Never for money, always for love." Let us not make mammon our master.