When the first single of David Byrne and St. Vincent’s new collaborative effort, Love This Giant, hit the Interwebz a few weeks back, I made this face:
In fact, I wrote a small tirade suggesting that David Byrne, my numero uno creative God, should maybe stop trying to be “unique” and “special” all of the time (a pointless request, I know). The single, “Who”, sounded like noise to me and was quickly filed away in failed David Byrne attempts (alongside the albums Little Creatures and Feelings) and I forgot about it until Austin’s most illogical and mentally sedated radio DJ, John Aielli, played it on KUT.
When I heard the song a second time, something strange happened. I kind of liked it. As the weeks went by, the song grew on me. I wouldn’t say it’s is one of my all-time favorite David Byrne songs (it would make an appearance as #53 on the list), but over time I started to get the song. Get what he and St. Vincent were trying to achieve. This was amplified by the incredibly (more…)