“..A Park Avenue matron went blind, recovered her sight, and asked Diana Vreeland to show her what she’d missed.
Mrs. V took her to see Deep Throat.
When the movie started, the matron screamed.
“You’ve been blind for five years, Cora,” Mrs V. explained.
“But why not show you something you’ve never seen in your whole life?”
That’s what you’ll feel as you stagger out of your evening with David Byrne and Annie Clark (who performs as “St. Vincent”).
My wife and I thought Byrne’s concert with Caetano Veloso a decade ago was top-10 epic.
It was. But this show – just as theater, this blows everything away.
In your life, you have never seen anything like it.
Picture Byrne as a study in black and white (including saddle shoes) – Clark as a sylph in a black dress and heels, doing odd, stutter-step dance moves as they sing.
Now imagine what’s behind them: six musicians playing trombones, trumpets, tubas and other horns, two saxophonists, one drummer.
Their music is powerful as a fist.
But it would be cruel if the show didn’t get to Talking Heads; by the end of the evening – it does.
(ed:..link has ‘burning down the house’..from the concert..)
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