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The Business is an Exciting Mess: Brian Eno and David Byrne

Edward Helmore, Guardian, The, 27 March 2009

DAVID BYRNE IS sitting outside the ladies parlour, upstairs at the Tampa theatre, one of the most spectacular 1920s movie palaces in the US, in downtown Tampa, Florida. Byrne, once notoriously tense, is almost loquacious. In a couple of hours he'll introduce himself to the audience at his gig with the words: "Hello, my name's Dave, I'm your waiter tonight." But for now he's reflecting on more than 30 years of work with producer and collaborator Brian Eno - the only work he is drawing on for his current tour.

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