Friday, December 02, 2005

Listen to David Byrne's iPod

I've added a new link on the sidebar, to Radio David Byrne. It's a radio station that plays about 4 hours of music in rotation, which he programs, and changes once a month. David Byrne is a hero of mine, and I've considered putting a link to his blog up in the past - it's one of the few I read regularly; insightful, entertaining and amazingly prolific (isn't this guy a celebrity and shit? When does he have the time to do coke off a stripper's breasts?).

He's got extremely varied taste in music, as evidenced by the choice to close his Hollywood Bowl show this summer with a (terrific) cover of Beyonce's "Crazy In Love", performing alongside a chamber orchestra, a mock pep rally band and The Arcade Fire. He programs each month with a certain theme. Last month it was synth and hiphop of the 80's and 90's, October was Missy Elliot, September was Bob Dylan, before that it was Italian music... you get the picture. This month it's "Rednecks, Racists and Reactionaries - Country Classics". Enjoy it while you can - he's already received a warning from the RIAA for playing too much of one artist. You can also access it through iTunes. I hope he continues it - it's a fun insight into a genius artist and a listen so eclectic it makes "Morning Becomes Eclectic" seem like the Mtv Countdown.

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