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October 14, 2008

Do you have a pulse?

It's a valid question. After staring at a computer screen all day, sometimes I wonder if I have one myself. But every once in a while, a groove like this one comes along and shakes up my day. So I thought I'd share it with you: "Houses in Motion" by the Talking Heads, live in Rome, 1980. OH SNAP!

I like it better than the version from Stop Making Sense. Yeah, I said it.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:01 AM | | Comments (4)
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Sam,

Tell me what you think of the following

Lead guitarist Adrian Belew is featured in this King Crimson performance. He is also the singer. It also features Tony Levin on The Chapman Stick.
The song actually starts 2.05 minutes in.
Elephant Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q22n2-4_DAk

Same band line up.
Thela Hun Ginjeet (heat in the jungle): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAwDdLKeQCE

Wikipedia profile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Belew

GDA, it's a little intense and a little dense, but the playing is phenomenal -- there's no doubt about that. I'm somewhat familiar with Belew's work, and Elephant Talk was fun to watch.

Sam,

The following is a Laurie Anderson clip from her movie "Home of the Brave" (1984). Adrian Belew is one of the performers. Genrewise she kind of falls into the same sphere as Talking Heads, a bit higher in concept, and some people worked for both of them.

What do you think? It's nothing like King Crimson

Laurie Anderson - Language Is A Virus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bhldlJ0Aus&feature=related

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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