Tonight I watched some of the extras on the Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense disc- a film fest conference from 1999, when the movie was restored and rereleased, and David Byrne’s wacky self-interview. I’m waiting to re-watch the movie itself for when I can share it with friends… hopefully soon. I think it may be one of the most beautiful things ever caught on camera. Seeing the wild energy and fun they were having, and hearing them talk about being artists who work at their art every day, was a great dose of inspiration. It sounds obvious until you see it lived out and captured as Jonathan Demme did in the movie. They appear to be so ecstatic about the complete weirdness they’re creating, it’s just a gift to watch it happen.
It makes you want to play too.