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A Guided Tour of David Byrne's Insane Office

6/2/2009 12:25:22 PM

Tags: Arts, David Byrne, Talking Heads, The Fader

The Fader has posted a three part audio and photo tour of Talking Heads frontman David Byrne’s enormous workspace. Byrne’s commentary is fabulous. Enjoy.

Part 1: Peculiar Objects and Ephemera

Part 2:  More Peculiar Objects and Ephemera

Part 3: Personal Works of Art

The Fader won an Utne Independent Press Award this year for arts coverage.

Source: The Fader

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7/8/2009 6:27:53 PM
It sure beats IKEA, doesn't it? That's a heck of an office - plenty of interesting stuff in there. Some people may find themselves asking where he found all that stuff. I really dig the photos that he has displayed in the bottom video, some of those are really cool. The chemistry model - the one that appears it's the size of a large chair, which it actually might be a chair and I just don't see it, is really cool, I wonder if that's an actual molecule of something. Oh nevermind, it's a keyboard stand. And I would kill for the pedal setup! Oh my gosh...I'm actually starting to drool, and it looks like most of them are Boss pedals - I have been lusting after a Boss DD-6, the digital delay pedal that has the backwards echo effect on it for the longest time, and a Binson Echorec 2, but in order to afford one of those you basically have to take a second mortgage out on your house. (And an original Digitech Whammy pedal, and a Mesa Boogie Triple Rec, and a Gibson Explorer with an EMG 81/60 setup...I had better stop talking about all the guitar toys I want before I get on a huge tangent about it)They ARE all Boss pedals! That lucky dog. What an office.

6/4/2009 1:44:17 AM
That looks amazing! I love surreal arts. Many people have gazed upon Persistence of Memory, perhaps the most famous surrealist painting in the world. The Persistence of Memory is a painting by Spanish artist Salvador Dali, featuring a number of melting pocket watches. It calls into question the fleeting nature of time, and brings in a wide range of emotion. Dali is perhaps the best known surrealist painter, active from the early 20th century until a few years before his death in the 1980s. He left Spain for about a decade during WW2 – he didn't give Franco any military payday loans – but returned, and was given patronage by the Spanish Crown. It would take more than an online payday loan to buy the Persistence of Memory. For more of this, visit:

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