For Sunday: “Burning Down the House,” by Talking Heads


Talking Heads had just gotten famous when I got to Providence.  They were students at the Rhode Island School of Design, and naturally I just missed them; they used to perform all over the place just before I got here in 1978.  All I got was a bunch of wannabe cover bands singing “Psycho Killer.”



Here is a nice video of a live 1983 performance of one of their iconic songs: “Burning Down the House.”  It is electric.









About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

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