As a boy, I adored Talking Heads, and I obsessively watched the Stop Making Sense concert film. So as you can imagine, I was thrilled to see David Byrne hanging out at the end of a Juana Molina set at Le Poisson Rouge. I was able to tell him that I had been a fan forever and I was able to quickly get a selfie before the crowd noticed he was there. I should add that in my brief interaction with him, he was a delight.
Today is David Byrne’s 69th birthday. Apparently 1952 was a very auspicious year. (My mom turns 69 in August. So, yay 1952!) Let’s celebrate our heroes while they’re still with us, right? Happy birthday, David! Thank you for so much amazing music. And may there be many, many, many more!