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David Byrne is a Robot

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:12 pm
by russ
I read this recently:

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2008/ ... -of-julio/

Pretty cool and weird.

Then tonight I went to see the movie 'WALL-E' after work, and who was sitting behind me?

David Byrne.

I think he's really into robots.

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:57 pm
by BloodshotBaby
holy fuck.

if i knew he was sitting directly behind me, i'd probably wet myself.



also: how was wall-e? i can't wait to see it....was too busy this weekend to get to a show that wasn't sold out.

Re: David Byrne is a Robot

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:10 pm
by DJMurphy
russ wrote:Then tonight I went to see the movie 'WALL-E' after work, and who was sitting behind me?

David Byrne.
I don't have that many "I went to the movies and saw CelebrityX there" stories to tell in my neck of the woods. I did see Nina Gordon at a Loud Family concert; she is totally cute in person. Short, too. When Scott Miller started singing "Like A Girl Jesus", she joined in for the first two lines, from where she was in the audience. It was almost-but-not-quite a duet.

I also saw Nash Kato at a show at the Double Door. He's not so cute; tall, gangly motherfucker!! But God, those last two Urge albums are sublime.

Sorry, back to David Byrne and robots. Wall-E = Johnny Five, except in what looks like a thousand-times better movie.

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:34 am
by russ
BloodshotBaby wrote:also: how was wall-e? i can't wait to see it....was too busy this weekend to get to a show that wasn't sold out.
WALL-E was amazing!!!
And the closing credits have a pretty decent new Peter Gabriel song.

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:13 am
by grounded5am
yes. wall-e was pretty amazing. it may be the best pixar movie yet.

Re: David Byrne is a Robot

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:07 am
by stickman45
russ wrote:I read this recently:

http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2008/ ... -of-julio/

Pretty cool and weird.

Then tonight I went to see the movie 'WALL-E' after work, and who was sitting behind me?

David Byrne.

I think he's really into robots.


Strangely enough, I have also sat directly in front of David Byrne at the movies. He laughed entirely too loudly in a very ostentatious "hey, i get that joke" sort of way.

We were watching a documentary.

It was disconcerting and annoying.

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:05 pm
by Joshua
That's crazy. Both the robot and seeing Byrne in a theatre.

Some of you knew my dad and might get a kick out of picturing him, coked out of his mind, I'm sure, having dinner with David Byrne, who, based on my mom's description, was very calm and quiet the whole time (probably couldn't get a word in if he tried)... They were at a trade show (probably NAMM or CES) in the early 80's.

I hit Wanted this weekend instead of WALL-E. Lots of fun - great shots of Chicago (the main character has an apt right on the brown line tracks behind Johnny O'Hagan's on Clark, haha), but no robots, sorry.

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:06 pm
by grounded5am
i am dying to see wanted. i couldn't see it this weekend though. how was it?

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:52 pm
by Joshua
grounded5am wrote:i am dying to see wanted. i couldn't see it this weekend though. how was it?
(In my usual fashion, I had written up a lengthy post regarding acting, editing, my personal biases and the comic that it's ostensibly based on... Sometimes I just need to shut the fuck up - I acknowledge that.)

It was quite good. A lot of fun. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen if you like action movies.

(There. That wasn't so hard.)

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:44 pm
by grounded5am
i plan to as soon as i can.