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Talking Heads — What A Day That Was
Album: Stop Making Sense
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Released: 1984
Length: 6:24
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, I'm dressed up so nice
An' I'm doin' my best
Yes I'm startin' over..
Startin' over in another place

Lemme tell you a story
Big chief with a golden crown
He's got rings on his fingers
And then he walks up, up to the throne

He's makin' shapes with his hands
An' don't you dare sit down
Now don't you dare sit back
And don't you dare speak up!

And on the first day, we had everything we could hold
Ooh and then we let it fall
And on the second day, there was nothing else left to do
Ooh what a day that was.

There are 50,000 beggars
Roaming in the streets
They have lost all their possessions
They have nothing left to eat

Down come the bolts of lightning
Now an electrical storm
Starts a chain reaction
Go pull a fire alarm

I'm dreaming of a city
It was my own invention
And I put the wheels in motion
A time for big decisions

And on the first day, we had everything we could hold
Ooh and then we let it fall
And on the second day, there was nothing else left to do
Ooh what a day that was.

Oh a day that was
Ooh that's the way it goes
There's a million ways- to get things done
Three's a million ways- to make things work out.

Well I'm going right through
And the light came down
Well they're roundin' 'em up
from all over town

They're movin' forward and back
They're movin' backwards and front
And they're enjoying themselves
Moving in ev'ry direction

So if you feel like you're in a whirlpool
You feel like going home
And if you feel like talking to someone
Who knows the difference between right and wrong

And on the first day, we had everything we could hold
Ooh and then we let it fall
And on the second day, there was nothing else left to do
Ooh what a day that was.

We're go(in') boom boom boom
That's the way we live
And in a great big room and
That's the way we live.
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Anything from Stop Making Sense digs up memories of good times in high school.  
 maboleth wrote:
Errr.... sometimes I wonder if David Byrne is sane. :)
 

We have all wondered that
Errr.... sometimes I wonder if David Byrne is sane. :)
IIRC Twyla Tharp played DB some baroque music and said she wanted something like that for a dance score.. 
From David Byrne's Opus work IMHO - The Catherine Wheel soundtrack for Twyla Tharp.
The Catherine Wheel.  I think I still have the original vinyl.  This and Big Blue Plymouth are probably some of the best songs DB has ever written.   The dancing banana keeps a perfect beat relative to this song.  
Not nearly enough TH played around are as far I'm concerned.
Watched this movie again two nights ago.

DAMN. This part was so kinetic (although I hate when Byrne runs around the stage)
It is quite a spectacle on the Demme film.
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Somehow I just know that if I listen to RP for at least an hour I will hear a Talking Heads or Peter Gabriel song. {#Stop}

 
Yes. And that's Double-AA-OK with us here.
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}
I ate a nice big chicken and bean burrito for lunch, and I just expressed my disapproval of this track. Perhaps more musical than the music. 
{#Sunny}{#Cool}{#Sunny}
 jtherieau wrote:
This was already mentioned by aspicer back in 2013, but I'll post this anyway:

This song was part of an original musical score commissioned by Twyla Tharp for her dance project "The Catherine Wheel" which premiered September 22, 1981 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. The choreography may seem a little dated now but Byrne's music holds up well, imho. 

You can view it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L83KTSOFNM  (What a Day That Was at 1:01:50)
 
 


 
Cool!  I never did see the choreography. I saw Twyla Tharp when they toured with another show (prior to Catherine Wheel IIRC). Always really loved the score, even more than TH.
 bendame wrote:
Giving it a 10 just to balance all the in the dark haters. 

 
Well I'll see your 10 and lower it by 9
This was already mentioned by aspicer back in 2013, but I'll post this anyway:

This song was part of an original musical score commissioned by Twyla Tharp for her dance project "The Catherine Wheel" which premiered September 22, 1981 at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. The choreography may seem a little dated now but Byrne's music holds up well, imho. 

You can view it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L83KTSOFNM  (What a Day That Was at 1:01:50)
 


 Skydog wrote:
or Doors, Who, Led Zep & P Floyd
 
Awesome!!
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Somehow I just know that if I listen to RP for at least an hour I will hear a Talking Heads or Peter Gabriel song. {#Stop}

 
Don't forget U2.
Oh. Talking Heads. There's a change. 
{#Music}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}
I am a big TH-fan but Bernie Worrell's synths on this album are often annoying. 

 Shesdifferent wrote:
Somehow I just know that if I listen to RP for at least an hour I will hear a Talking Heads or Peter Gabriel song. {#Stop}

 
or Doors, Who, Led Zep & P Floyd{#Stop}
 bendame wrote:
Giving it a 10 just to balance all the in the dark haters. 

 
Ditto! What happened here?
Giving it a 10 just to balance all the in the dark haters. 
I think, from now on, all TH songs are going to get a 1 rating from me. I am SO sick of hearing them.
OMG((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((
Not the greatest Talking Heads track, but come on people, this is Talking Heads, which means it's still near to great.  
 
 Axelito wrote:
Listening to this song is the simple proof that you don't need to die to be in hell...

 
i switched on RP on my phone and switched it off again after 3 seconds of this so called music. 

*stillshakingofshock* 
 {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
treatment_bound wrote:
THIS is why we listen to RP.  A really deep cut from The Heads off their awesome movie album...where else are you gonna' hear it?

 


THIS is why we listen to RP.  A really deep cut from The Heads off their awesome movie album...where else are you gonna' hear it?
 jagdriver wrote:

FYT

 
Too bad you can't fix your own disorders so easily.
Listening to this song is the simple proof that you don't need to die to be in hell...
 Steely_D wrote:
I loathe the barely controlled chaos of this tune.
 
FYT
I love the barely controlled chaos of this tune.

Somehow I just know that if I listen to RP for at least an hour I will hear a Talking Heads or Peter Gabriel song {#Cool}{#Clap}{#Laughing}


Somehow I just know that if I listen to RP for at least an hour I will hear a Talking Heads or Peter Gabriel song. {#Stop}
{#Dancingbanana_2}
un choc en 1980 toujours d'actualité
This track and LP was from one heck of a tour!

Live Music is better: bum,per stickers should be issued.

{#Clap} 
 rare_trees wrote:
This album is a 9 out of 10. Even in the 1980's! The more the Federal Government investigates its police-state-self, the more stop making sense applies!

 
Agreed one of the highest quality vinyl pressings of the mid 80's

for sure their BEST recording!

thanks Bill 
If you are not outraged, you haven't been paying attention. 
This album is a 9 out of 10. Even in the 1980's! The more the Federal Government investigates its police-state-self, the more stop making sense applies!
HOW TERRIBLE!

TH feel like an "inside job" - we're going boom-boom-boom, that's the way we live!

The American way of life - any day is 9/11
Blah. 
 moodfood wrote:
YAY - this band put on a crazy good show back in the day. {#Jump} {#Cool}

 

Definitely agree!!
Great song from a great band.
YAY - this band put on a crazy good show back in the day. {#Jump} {#Cool}
great way to start the morning....gets an 8 from me
 aspicer wrote:
It is amazing to me that this average is a 5.9?! Wow....given how much MUCH more mediocre music is ranked much more highly.  Say much much?!  {#Eek}

 
I am surprised its rated this high! PSD from me, but the trouble is PSD doesn't seem to be working....oh well silence is better than TH anyday
Lets go back to oi va voi
one of the very few songs by the heads that did not work for me, at all ;-(
Kids.
 

aspicer wrote:
It is amazing to me that this average is a 5.9?! Wow....given how much MUCH more mediocre music is ranked much more highly.  Say much much?!  {#Eek}

 


Nausea Rock. Let's hurl a party!
It is amazing to me that this average is a 5.9?! Wow....given how much MUCH more mediocre music is ranked much more highly.  Say much much?!  {#Eek}
Toujours au top Talking Heads for ever !
So glad to hear this on RP. My favorite track from Stop Making Sense!
I'll second that emotion.

aspicer wrote:
I HIGHLY recommend anyone out there who likes TH's to check out The Catherine Wheel soundtrack (by Byrne for Twyla Tharp's dance production).  It is simply brilliant!  Not unlike Gabriel's "Passion" soundtrack - and yes very different - both brilliant!  

 


 photolew wrote:
Can never get enough of the Heads........
 



.."that's what he said"..
I HIGHLY recommend anyone out there who likes TH's to check out The Catherine Wheel soundtrack (by Byrne for Twyla Tharp's dance production).  It is simply brilliant!  Not unlike Gabriel's "Passion" soundtrack - and yes very different - both brilliant!  
Can never get enough of the Heads........
 fredriley wrote:
It's nice to know that, even in middle age, my reflexes remain quick and sharp. I must have hit mute after the third note of this, which is pretty damn good for an old git ;-)

Byrne on, mute on - eat your heart out, Pavlov :o)
 
You beat me by a few seconds.  It's tough to suppress the Byrne-recoil effect, even after all these years it's still a bit paralyzing

Cheers to you !

Edward
Man I really hate this song and David Byrne needs someone to slap him a bit and pull the carpet from under him while he slobbers on the microphone during performance. I'm not a hater...really! 
It's nice to know that, even in middle age, my reflexes remain quick and sharp. I must have hit mute after the third note of this, which is pretty damn good for an old git ;-)

Byrne on, mute on - eat your heart out, Pavlov :o)
 Stingray wrote:
MUTE!
 
LOUDER MUTE!
I can't beleive no one has done any home work here.   This is a great example of how life really works.  Thanks RP {#Bananajam}
 shutter wrote:

Has anyone ever seen The Catherine Wheel, for which this track (and the album of the same name) was written?  It was a Twyla Tharp dance production/collaboration with Byrne in 1981. Pretty interesting, actually.

https://www.twylatharp.org/archive/dance_page.asp?danceSelected=67#

 


 
I prefer that version. Mind you it's got, hm, how shall I put it, less-than-accessible Bryne vocals on it.

FUN:

: what provides amusement or enjoyment; specifically : playful often boisterous action or speech <full of fun>
please review...

as often as necessary.

 rdo wrote:


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Could not have said it better. I long to hear new things, old things, all things. Keep 'em comin' Bill!
 jpdribbler wrote:

{#Yes} Couldn't say it better. If I could ban two artists from RP, it'd probably be David Byrne/Talking Heads and Tom Waits. I just don't get them. Feels good to know that I'm not the only ignorant person around here.
  There, there. Of COURSE you're not the only ignorant person around here.


 sirdroseph wrote:


Please to never put David Byrne and Tom Waits in same sentence again except when saying that Tom Waits is a genius and David Byrne's voice is irritating, then it is ok.
 
As the one who lumped Tom Waits and David Byrne together (oops, I did it again...), I'd like to add that I wouldn't call them very alike - the only thing they have in common is their irritating effect on me. I happen to prefer Tom Waits music-wise, it's just that I can't help reacting allergic to his voice - just an acquired taste, I guess. Still, I can certainly appreciate the solid musicianship involved and don't feel the need to bash every song of theirs - I've even rated a few 6 and above {#Smile}


 daveshel4 wrote:
All you haters are crazy.  Both this movie and the soundtrack were a huge part of my teenage years, and I still love both.  This song just makes me want to get up and dance and run around and around the room.
  Totally Agree. 


Any song from this album gets at least an 8 from me. I played the vinyl constantly in the 80's. There is just so much *life* and energy in the entire album—always a great listening experience!
MUTE!
All you haters are crazy.  Both this movie and the soundtrack were a huge part of my teenage years, and I still love both.  This song just makes me want to get up and dance and run around and around the room.
 jpdribbler wrote:

{#Yes} Couldn't say it better. If I could ban two artists from RP, it'd probably be David Byrne/Talking Heads and Tom Waits. I just don't get them. Feels good to know that I'm not the only ignorant person around here.
 

Please to never put David Byrne and Tom Waits in same sentence again except when saying that Tom Waits is a genius and David Byrne's voice is irritating, then it is ok.
First, I am not a TH hater. Second, this is jus turrible!!{#Yell}
Wow, never realized how polarizing Talking Heads were.  : )

This is not my favorite song of theirs, but this album/movie is amazing and on the whole I think they are a brilliant and singular musical entity. 

And as for whoever lumped Tom Waits and Talking Heads together— I never thought to compare the two, but I probably like both of them as much as I do for a lot of the same reasons. 
I think I could only appreciate this track if I was wearing a giant suit...
 Stingray wrote:
TERRIBLE...
 
ABSOLUTELY!
TERRIBLE...
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Best band of the 80s, hands down.
 colt4x5 wrote:
Well, if you want me to change the station, you can ask politely ... or you can play David Byrne. Ciao.
 
{#Yes} Couldn't say it better. If I could ban two artists from RP, it'd probably be David Byrne/Talking Heads and Tom Waits. I just don't get them. Feels good to know that I'm not the only ignorant person around here.


hum hum hum... i really love the heads. REALLY! but this song   - and aspecially this performance  - is absolutely terrible. the cheap synthesizer sounds so absolutely terrible
BERNIE WORRELL BABY!! AND THAT'S THE WAY WE LIVE.............
 shutter wrote:

Has anyone ever seen The Catherine Wheel, for which this track (and the album of the same name) was written?  It was a Twyla Tharp dance production/collaboration with Byrne in 1981. Pretty interesting, actually.

https://www.twylatharp.org/archive/dance_page.asp?danceSelected=67#

 

 
I forgot about that. BRB, I'm off to listen to it again. :)
I may be missing something here, but this band has terrible songs...
Please stop playing it so often!!!
{#Puke}
VERY SICK!

Has anyone ever seen The Catherine Wheel, for which this track (and the album of the same name) was written?  It was a Twyla Tharp dance production/collaboration with Byrne in 1981. Pretty interesting, actually.

https://www.twylatharp.org/archive/dance_page.asp?danceSelected=67#

 


 colt4x5 wrote:
Well, if you want me to change the station, you can ask politely ... or you can play David Byrne. Ciao.
 

Same for me

 colt4x5 wrote:
Well, if you want me to change the station, you can ask politely ... or you can play David Byrne. Ciao.
 

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.

I love Talking Heads - such a great rhythm section, coupled with that darned eclectic David Byrne voice.  To me, they're like the B-52's - off-the-wall, fun, and inspiring.  {#Dancingbanana}{#Bananasplit}
Well, if you want me to change the station, you can ask politely ... or you can play David Byrne. Ciao.
I have all their albums. I saw them twice in concert. I even talked briefly with David B in a bar and played frisbee with the backup drummers in the streets of Plattsburgh NY.

But I have basically filed them away for the last 15 years or so. I still dig hearing them here but sadly don't pull their CDs out like other artists of my past. Guess I've moved on from their sound.

Not the best of the 80's in my opinion. REM or U2 or even Depeche Mode are much stronger then and today. Especially DM.

But the great thing is that I have replaced the bands of my youth with the bands of today : Porcupine Tree, My Morning Jacket, Opeth, etc.

You have to evolve with music or simply stagnate in the past.


Was never much of a TH fan.  This reminds me of why.  Seems like the sound you get when you feed a roomful of 1st graders a few pots of Starbucks and a truckload of cookies.  {#Beat}

You can never have too much TH.
 scrubbrush wrote:
great album and movie. this movie single-handedly moved me from metal-head 14 year old in '84 to 'open to all kinds of music' 15 year old (still never dug flock of seagulls though....)
 
Sad thing is...I had the flock of seagulls hair

Not aging terribly well.
great album and movie. this movie single-handedly moved me from metal-head 14 year old in '84 to 'open to all kinds of music' 15 year old (still never dug flock of seagulls though....)
Twice today this morning I have heard David Byrne....my ears are bleeding!! Make it Stop!
{#Nyah}
Hands down, best band of the '80s. Can't get enough.
Talking Heads ROCK!!!!! A total 10!!
well said Marcuse

I am guilty  of begging Bill not to play the odd song  ,,,,,,,,,, I still listen because of the no commercials thing ,,, and incredible stuff you do hear ,,,,,,,,,, sure there are stretches where I tune out mentally ,,,,,,,, but no commercials ,, thank you supporters and BILL !

On Breaking Bad season ender Gail sings a quick little Spanish tune that was just freaky good before he gets interrupted ,,,, don't read further if you do not want me to spoil what happens,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and gets his  brains blown  out by Jesse.  Talk about 180 degree turn of events.

 
Marcuse wrote:
This "dialog" has prompted me to write my first comment ever. I like the range of music so much that I have spent way too much money on iTunes and I don't even bother to rate tunes. New discoveries are commonplace. I also have watched civility in the comment section decline markedly over the last year or two, and have wondered why so many people feel the need to bash artists they don't happen to like. And then get into Insult Olympics with other listeners who disagree with their opinions. It has turned the comment section into a smelly pit of machismo unfortunately, everybody puttin' up their dukes and slamming each other as best as they possibly can - the angrier the better.  One of the great things about RP, which others have repeatedly stated is that there is a great range of musical styles. Odds are that we don't like everything we hear, right? So, uh, so what? Is it that compelling to get on the keyboard and send out that intense hate? Is it really that satisfying? Must be.  Quite the playpen of insecurity and a sad need for validation. The contrast of this behavior with the wonderful musical offerings is stark.
Oh, and Bill? Thanks for playing Talking Heads, David Byrne, and REM. All great bands/artists IMHO. (And comically predictable magnets for the wrath of the hate posters.) I brace for the onslaught while I climb back out of the pit. 
 

There is no escape.

Oh wait, CBC Classical. 
Oh, no, not again.
I am So tired of DB and Talking Heads.

Bill, are you going to play anything from David's new one Here Lies Love?


love the Talking Heads ~ love DB ~ lol ~ wow you all sure are crazy ~ I say if you don't like the music turn it off ~ turn it down ~ or ~ try listening again and perhaps even checking out the opinions here that are contrary to your own and grow a little from it ~ lol ~ or don't ~ I don't care ~ LET THERE BE SONGS TO FILL THE AIR.

know what's funny? the ones that tell you they are turning the station or that they are muting it.

and ya all know what? I don't like Phish or Sheryl Crow lol crazies
Perfect....wait a minute... Unless this is actually satire, in which case it is brilliant. My apologies to anyone who felt I was standing on a soapbox spewing hate, just in case... dBdwg wrote:

Standing on a soap box of civility while spewing hate over your indignity of opinions stated in a manor you find offensive is still spewing hate.  Your brand of bashing is far more offensive than anything I have read here.
 


 dBdwg wrote:
Standing on a soap box of civility while spewing hate over your indignity of opinions stated in a manor you find offensive is still spewing hate.  Your brand of bashing is far more offensive than anything I have read here.
 
"spewing hate"? Really? I didn't get that from Marcuse's post at all.

 dmax wrote:


Not at all. It's small words and everything. And not a spanking, etiher. You misunderstand.

I think that the creative tension between artist and patron is worth thinking about. If you don't, that's cool. But this is something that commercial artists have to think about, and if they're not then they're not fully aware of their situation.

If this doesn't mean anything to you, then it's OK to move on, but you don't need to insult me, right?
 
Well thank you for allowing me to think differently than you, despite thinly veiling it as insult.  But as you can see, I do not disagree with what you proposed; it was simply your delivery that I was commenting on.  As far as insulting you, I think you have probably developed much thicker skin over the years than you let on.

The question, does an artist make music for his soul or his sustenance, makes for good discourse.  I suspect that an artist can make music for his/her soul and be financially sovereign when s/he is able to reach others' souls.  That may be through effort, perhaps the unsavory necessity of distilling his or her innate musical desires until the audience is reached and then slowly raise them to a higher level of acceptance, or perhaps by accident which, with the advent of mass communication technology is much more likely to happen than previous decades.

Thank you for allowing me to move on, it is almost God like of you to bestow this right. hummmm (see original comments)

 Marcuse wrote:
This "dialog" has prompted me to write my first comment ever. I like the range of music so much that I have spent way too much money on iTunes and I don't even bother to rate tunes. New discoveries are commonplace. I also have watched civility in the comment section decline markedly over the last year or two, and have wondered why so many people feel the need to bash artists they don't happen to like. And then get into Insult Olympics with other listeners who disagree with their opinions. It has turned the comment section into a smelly pit of machismo unfortunately, everybody puttin' up their dukes and slamming each other as best as they possibly can - the angrier the better.  One of the great things about RP, which others have repeatedly stated is that there is a great range of musical styles. Odds are that we don't like everything we hear, right? So, uh, so what? Is it that compelling to get on the keyboard and send out that intense hate? Is it really that satisfying? Must be.  Quite the playpen of insecurity and a sad need for validation. The contrast of this behavior with the wonderful musical offerings is stark.
Oh, and Bill? Thanks for playing Talking Heads, David Byrne, and REM. All great bands/artists IMHO. (And comically predictable magnets for the wrath of the hate posters.) I brace for the onslaught while I climb back out of the pit. 
 
Some range when every third song is either REM, Talking Heads, Neko Case, or The Dead.
 dmax wrote:


Not at all. It's small words and everything. And not a spanking, etiher. You misunderstand.

I think that the creative tension between artist and patron is worth thinking about. If you don't, that's cool. But this is something that commercial artists have to think about, and if they're not then they're not fully aware of their situation.

If this doesn't mean anything to you, then it's OK to move on, but you don't need to insult me, right?
 

Thanks for your insight.  This is why I read the comments.  And thanks to Bill for the variety.  I don't prefer this song, but that's okay.
 dBdwg wrote:

Wow, quite the spanking ....and it might just be effective if it did not sound as though you were merely writing to entertain yourself while showing off your astonishing intellect.......(read portentous)

 

Not at all. It's small words and everything. And not a spanking, etiher. You misunderstand.

I think that the creative tension between artist and patron is worth thinking about. If you don't, that's cool. But this is something that commercial artists have to think about, and if they're not then they're not fully aware of their situation.

If this doesn't mean anything to you, then it's OK to move on, but you don't need to insult me, right?
Hells yeah. Great Friday night, don't have to think about work for two days, kicking off the weekend song. Thanks, Bill. {#Dancingbanana}



A little TH goes a long way for me, but I like this one.
 Marcuse wrote:
This "dialog" has prompted me to write my first comment ever. I like the range of music so much that I have spent way too much money on iTunes and I don't even bother to rate tunes. New discoveries are commonplace. I also have watched civility in the comment section decline markedly over the last year or two, and have wondered why so many people feel the need to bash artists they don't happen to like. And then get into Insult Olympics with other listeners who disagree with their opinions. It has turned the comment section into a smelly pit of machismo unfortunately, everybody puttin' up their dukes and slamming each other as best as they possibly can - the angrier the better.  One of the great things about RP, which others have repeatedly stated is that there is a great range of musical styles. Odds are that we don't like everything we hear, right? So, uh, so what? Is it that compelling to get on the keyboard and send out that intense hate? Is it really that satisfying? Must be.  Quite the playpen of insecurity and a sad need for validation. The contrast of this behavior with the wonderful musical offerings is stark.
Oh, and Bill? Thanks for playing Talking Heads, David Byrne, and REM. All great bands/artists IMHO. (And comically predictable magnets for the wrath of the hate posters.) I brace for the onslaught while I climb back out of the pit. 
 
Standing on a soap box of civility while spewing hate over your indignity of opinions stated in a manor you find offensive is still spewing hate.  Your brand of bashing is far more offensive than anything I have read here.

This "dialog" has prompted me to write my first comment ever. I like the range of music so much that I have spent way too much money on iTunes and I don't even bother to rate tunes. New discoveries are commonplace. I also have watched civility in the comment section decline markedly over the last year or two, and have wondered why so many people feel the need to bash artists they don't happen to like. And then get into Insult Olympics with other listeners who disagree with their opinions. It has turned the comment section into a smelly pit of machismo unfortunately, everybody puttin' up their dukes and slamming each other as best as they possibly can - the angrier the better.  One of the great things about RP, which others have repeatedly stated is that there is a great range of musical styles. Odds are that we don't like everything we hear, right? So, uh, so what? Is it that compelling to get on the keyboard and send out that intense hate? Is it really that satisfying? Must be.  Quite the playpen of insecurity and a sad need for validation. The contrast of this behavior with the wonderful musical offerings is stark.
Oh, and Bill? Thanks for playing Talking Heads, David Byrne, and REM. All great bands/artists IMHO. (And comically predictable magnets for the wrath of the hate posters.) I brace for the onslaught while I climb back out of the pit.