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November 18, 2003

Boxed Heads

Posted by Mike on November 18, 2003 8:29 AM

The wakeup NPR piece this morning was an interview with David Byrne of Talking Heads. There's a new box set out. I was just happy to wake up to something besides the news, which never sits quite right.


I bet they didn't talk about this. Sweet creeping Jesus:

In 1984, the 24-year-old [David] Brooks left New York to write editorials and movie reviews for the right-leaning Washington Times, where he became close pals with John Podhoretz, now a columnist at the New York Post. At one of Mr. Podhoretz's legendary New Year's Eve parties, when the Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House" came on, all the young Reaganites started going nuts, especially Mr. Brooks.
"We agreed that this was sort of like the conservative-libertarian anthem," said Mr. Podhoretz. "And David was particularly enthusiastically, you know, sort of jumping up and down."

Posted by: pk at November 19, 2003 11:13 AM