“This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” by Talking Heads (1983)

17 12 2008

Talking Heads formed up in art school.  Artists passionate about expression and challenges, Talking Heads turned to music, with fabulous success and critical acclaim.  Their music has never fit the mold, never capitulated to commercial demands, and has always been true.

I was a fan early on, when I was forced to endure my teenage years in a white, suburban, affluent hell (I was one of the token “broken home” peasants in high school).  But like now, I found solace in music.  A friend gave me a mysterious tape, the album “Fear of Music” by Talking Heads, and I devoured it.  But none of my peers at school had any idea of who Talking Heads was.  So I kind of felt weird.  Sure, I enjoyed the stadium-rock of my peers, but I liked other things, too.  Like Talking Heads.

Now I know I was vindicated.  Talking Heads and their music is highly revered, and since I listened to so much of it, it is part of who I am.  So believe me when I tell you:  What makes you feel different, or “weird” now, can serve to make you a better person in your future.

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