Friday, April 18, 2008

Is David Byrne angling for new mainstream viability? I know, it's not a "comeback," he hasn't gone anywhere. But first there's this news. Then he shows up on stage yelling "You Can Call Me Al" with Paul Simon. Successfully waving aside the gnats of revisionism, despite assaults from white boys who can't dismiss Vampire Weekend without alluding to "Afro-pop" (whatever that means), Rob reminds us of Graceland's greatness ("neurotic wordplay as a second language") and makes a case for The Rhythm of the Saints' too.

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