Paper, Animals, a House

David Byrne Self-Interview, circa “Stop Making Sense” tour

  1. In between bursts of insightful, prepared responses, David Byrne mostly dodges his own questions with replies like “I’ll tell you later.” In other words, he inhabited the persona of chatbot before anyone really knew what those were like. Very prescient.
  2. His response, near the end, in defense of poor singing voices — “The better the singer’s voice, the harder it is to believe what they’re saying” — is wonderful.

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