Monday, June 19, 2006

And the world is queer, and the human is strangest of all…

One of my all-time favorite CDs is David Byrne's Grown Backwards. Maybe my love of that CD is why I am drawn to Byrne's tree drawings. Both the CD and the drawings focus on simple themes that are injected with smart commentary on our contemporary existence.

Byrne is a true Renaissance man who appears just as comfortable behind a computer or camera as he is writing music. He's got a website that he keeps updated more than regularly, and even streams a monthly music selection.

On July 28th, David Byrne will release his latest book, Arboretum. I have no idea what to expect from it, but he gets an assist from Dave Eggers, so it is sure to be somewhat interesting.

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