Friday, March 11, 2011

David Byrne Played Music At Ted, Too

David Byrne at The Greek Theater, Berkeley, from the HAD Archive

You may recall that last year we gave mention to David Byrne's awesome TED talk about music in spaces. Well apparently that wasn't Byrne's only duty on the conference, as we just stumbled upon this awesome version of the Talking Heads classic "Nothing But Flowers".

Accompanied by Thomas Dolby and the string quartet Ethel, Byrne delivers a chilled out performance of the tune that's very much to our liking. Not only is his voice in top form, but the new arrangement gives the song new perspective and life. Now if only we could hear the rest of the concert...

mp3: Talking Heads - Nothing But Flowers