Monday, July 09, 2007

Yes, Stop Making Sense could have been even better.

Embedding has been disabled, but check out these shit hot Talking Heads live clips filmed for Italian tv in 1980, starting with Psycho Killer. The only thing hotter than Tina Weymouth here is Adrian Belew's ridiculously great guitar work. I'm saying this for free!!!

Oh, and speaking of SMS, I attended an outdoor screening of it a month or so ago in Silver Spring as part of this year's Silverdocs festival, where Jonathan Demme got the lifetime achievement award thingie. It's virtually impossible to tire of the film, and I was surprised by the number of indie-looking kids who joined the thirty-and-forty-somethings in the impromptou dance section. There was even a bit of audience participation during "Life During Wartime" when a group of kids and possibly their parents mimicked Byrne's jogging* by running circles around the screen. Unfortunately, my attempt to dance with a lamp was met with outright mockery and hostility, as it was a table lamp I made in woodshop in eighth grade, and I kept beaming people in the head with it and anachronistically yelling "Y'all ready for this?" until I was chased away by festival organizers. I consoled myself by pondering what the early Rocky Horror pioneers must have endured.

*also pronounced Will Ferrell-style as "yogging," just as I similarly refer to "blogging" as "bjogging," much to my family's shame.

4 comments:

I love you in the face said...

The lamp part made me laugh out loud. (I refuse to keep typing LOL or ROTFL or LMAO or whatever. I'm over it.) I'm sad I missed it. It has been a life long dream of mine to shake my groove thing to the Stop Making Sense concert IN PUBLIC. Maybe I'll have to arrange something like that here in Philthy? Hmmm.....

Gina said...

Dancing with a table lamp. Why not?

I like Adrian Belew's pants. Bring back the high waister pull up jean for men!

Chris said...

ILYITF - So you didn't have on LOL-erskates when you read this post?

Gina - I'd like to think MC Hammer was taking notes from Adrian Belew but deep down I know this probably wasn't the case.

Gina said...

I must prefer Adrians bend over pant, don't you? Cept for the cinch... The other day I saw some man wearing his pants below his butt cheeks, with two pairs of drawers shielding the contents. What is that? is the inner pair some kind of back up in case the outer ones drop with the pants? Why not just resort a leotard and a poofy bloomer? Save on having to belt those pants to the thughs. Ew. The whole thing is retardo.