"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, March 14, 2011

Birthdays Today

It's David Byrne's birthday.   The founder, songwriter and lead singer of the Talking Heads, Byrne turns 59, which once again makes me feel old.   My son, before turning to Bruce Springsteen, first liked Byrne and the Talking Heads after I showed him the great concert movie, Stop Making Sense.  Here's one of the famous clips from the movie, with Byrne in the "Big Suit":

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