The live document The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads came on (randomly) this weekend while my laptop was connected to the stereo. CNN was on the television, on mute, and David Byrne’s lyrics to “Life During Wartime” washed over the screen as footage of the Iraq war played out, silently, on CNN.
The syncronicty was both poetic and a grotesque reminder of where America, by the hands of the current administration, is at geo-politically since 2003. This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco, this ain’t no foolin’ around.
MP3: Talking Heads :: Life During Wartime (live)
Amazon: Talking Heads – The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads