David Byrne Plays Seven Characters & Interviews Himself in Funny Promo for Stop Making Sense

We’ve shown you the heady David Byrne lecturing sometimes on how architecture helped music evolve, and sometimes on the connections between music and cognition. We’ve also given you the breezier David Byrne extolling the virtues of urban bicycling. Now comes the lighthearted David Byrne interviewing himself in a promotional video for the Talking Heads 1984 concert movie, Stop Making Sense. (Watch a classic clip below.) In a matter of minutes, Byrne, playing the role of interviewer and interviewee, changes character, moving from white woman to African American male, from used car salesman to old geyser, all while explaining the genesis and philosophy of the film. And somehow it all makes sense….

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