Monday, March 17, 2008

Song of the day

"Stay Hungry", by Talking Heads. Because, if the present financial-markets fiasco crashes into the real world, that's what we might be doing.

Besides which, it is always profitable to delve back into the first four Talking Heads albums (five, if you count "The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads", which you should). There are invariably new things to discover. For example, what a strange song "Stay Hungry" is. It starts off with a verse and a chorus that sound like earlier Talking Heads (historians could say whether that is the case). It then hits the kind of groove that the band started working through on "Fear of Music", and then kind of drifts into something that predicts where they would be by the time they got to side two of "Remain In Light".