Saturday, December 31, 2011
Talking Heads perform "Once In A Lifetime" in Jonathan Demme's "Stop Making Sense" (1984), one of the greatest rock concert films. The lyrics, which include, "You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house. You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife," express the alienation with a funky backbeat that is the hallmark of this outstanding New Wave band and David Byrne's songs. The sense of strangeness is heightened by Byrne's agitated motions and oversized suit.