60. Talking Heads – Cities (1979)

Here’s a strange little song from Talking Heads, in a killer live performance from 1982. This one has been stuck in my head for the past few days, so I thought I’d try to get it stuck in yours too…

I have no idea why David Byrne claims that London is a “small city,” but he sure is right about it being “dark, dark in the daytime” — at least in the winter. London is much further north than you’d probably expect — it’s on a latitude that falls in between Calgary and Edmonton up in Canada, far north of anything in the continental US. And although it’s really quite warm in the winter in London, winter days in the UK are noticeably shorter than they are in the US. I’ve been finding that I really notice it when it gets dark before 4 PM. (I just checked, and tomorrow in London the sun sets at 3:57…)

And that’s all I’ve got for this one. Onwards into the 1980s!

Talking Heads


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