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David Byrne: Imelda – The Nightclub Years

Andrew Purcell, Guardian, The, 29 January 2007

DAVID BYRNE KEEPS a small black diary on his bookcase, with 'DB – Idears' written on the spine in gold ink. Without rifling through its pages, a sore temptation when left alone in his study, there's no telling how old it might be. It could contain handwritten lyrics for Talking Heads songs, a note to Brian Eno or Twyla Tharp, a draft screenplay for his film, True Stories, or a sketch for the chair made out of dried macaroni that sits by the window.

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