Talking Heads : Cities [1979] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Μιλώντας για πόλεις και για rhythm section [βλ. προηγούμενο post], ακούμε αυτό το εκπληκτικό τραγούδι από το Fear Of Music των Talking Heads. Αν το Theme For Great Cities “ίπταται” πάνω απ’ την πόλη μεταδίδοντας πανοραμικές εικόνες, αυτή εδώ είναι μια ανελέητη καταδίωξη στους δρόμους της.

Speaking of cities and rhythm section [see previous post], we hear this amazing song from Talking HeadsFear Of Music. If Theme For Great Cities “flies” over the city transmitting panoramic pictures, this one here is a ruthless pursuit through its streets.


❝ Think of London, a small city
It’s dark, dark in the daytime
The people sleep, sleep in the daytime
If they want to, if they want to
I’m checking them out
I’m checking them out
I got it figured out
I got it figured out
There’s good points and bad points
Find a city
Find myself a city to live in.
There are a lot of rich people in Birmingham
A lot of ghosts in a lot of houses
Look over there!…A dry ice factory
A good place to get some thinking done
Down El Paso way things get pretty spread out
People got no idea where in the world they are
They go up north and come back south
Still got no idea where in the world they are.
Did I forget to mention, to mention Memphis
Home of Elvis and the ancient Greeks
Do I smell? I smell home cooking
It’s only the river, it’s only the river. ❞


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!