Wednesday, October 22
SOTW2: This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
For the past couple of weeks, Stop Making Sense has been my go-to DVD for when I'm sitting around doing nothing in particular. When I was wee, I'd always read about how great it was but I didn't get around to watching it until I was studying. Now that I own it, every so often I'll take the notion to stick it on and that'll be me off on a Talking Heads trip for a few weeks.
Picking a song of the week from the film is pretty tricky, since they're all fantastic. I've picked This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), firstly because it's amazing and I really like to play it at the start of a Sunday night in Nicky Tams, but also because the performance from the film is lovely. If you've never seen it, you're in for a treat. David Byrne dancing with the lamp is a bit of magic.
I couldn't really leave it at that, so as a bonus Stop Making Sense slice, here's Life During Wartime too. In the film, this is the first taste of Byrne's amazing dancing, and where the gears start shifting towards running-on-the-spot, sweaty, big-suit madness:
I guess what I'm saying is that you should go get hold of Stop Making Sense if you haven't seen it, and go watch it again if you have. My other top tips for those who don't know it are Psycho Killer, Slippery People and Burning Down The House. As good YouTube is, you really do lose the cumulative power of seeing the whole concert.