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(Pitchfork)   David Byrne releases new Christmas song, "Fat Man's Comin'", on Bandcamp; the song is available for download on a "pay what you can" business model (of at least $1)   (pitchfork.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Christmas music, Christmas, Santa Claus, new song, David Byrne, good cause, Jherek Bischoff, music video  
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518 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 02 Dec 2022 at 12:20 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-02 12:26:33 PM  
"Fat Man's Comin'". Is this a safe for work link?
 
2022-12-02 12:34:01 PM  
Oh hey it is Bandcamp Friday
 
2022-12-02 1:06:33 PM  
On one hand David Byrne, on the other, more Christmas music...
 
2022-12-02 1:07:15 PM  
So it's pay what you can, but the minimum price you can pay is what you would normally pay for a single song anyway. Ok...
 
2022-12-02 1:07:47 PM  
Wow, it's hard to think of something less important - and it was greenlighted. Sheesh.
 
2022-12-02 1:29:29 PM  
The last frame in the video is... an interesting choice.
 
2022-12-02 1:34:11 PM  

ReapTheChaos: So it's pay what you can, but the minimum price you can pay is what you would normally pay for a single song anyway. Ok...


That's what I was thinking... if it was pay what you can for an album starting at $1 that would make sense, but most songs are $0.99 anyway are they not?
 
2022-12-02 1:41:22 PM  

Joe USer: On one hand David Byrne, on the other, more Christmas music...


This.  I come from a generation that doesn't believes that all creative output should be free to all.  Byrne is definitely one of my favorite artists, and I have no problem purchasing his output.  But yea, Christmas music?  No thanks.
 
2022-12-02 1:48:59 PM  

Slow To Return: Joe USer: On one hand David Byrne, on the other, more Christmas music...

This.  I come from a generation that doesn't believes that all creative output should be free to all.  Byrne is definitely one of my favorite artists, and I have no problem purchasing his output.  But yea, Christmas music?  No thanks.


That, and frankly, David Byrne? He hasn't been relevant for at least 30 years.

Talking Heads were good, for a while. Byrne by himself sucks.
 
2022-12-02 1:54:35 PM  

Stephen_Falken: Wow, it's hard to think of something less important - and it was greenlighted. Sheesh.


You'll live.

Maybe.
 
2022-12-02 2:35:29 PM  
Feliz Navidad is not the best xmas song.
/Convidando esta la noches is the best song
//sorry I don't know how to link.
 
2022-12-02 2:42:58 PM  

realmolo: Slow To Return: Joe USer: On one hand David Byrne, on the other, more Christmas music...

This.  I come from a generation that doesn't believes that all creative output should be free to all.  Byrne is definitely one of my favorite artists, and I have no problem purchasing his output.  But yea, Christmas music?  No thanks.

That, and frankly, David Byrne? He hasn't been relevant for at least 30 years.

Talking Heads were good, for a while. Byrne by himself sucks.


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2022-12-02 5:24:51 PM  
No thanks. There is plenty of free Christmas music out there.  I've already heard enough Paul McCartney and Mariah Carey to last the rest of the year.
 
2022-12-02 5:37:15 PM  
Who hasn't rubbed one out in the bathtub when you have the blues? Obscure?
 
2022-12-02 5:38:23 PM  
I'll save you the trouble of chasing down the link: It sucks.  Sounds like a "B" track from True Stories with some sort of weird Arabian band playing backup mashed up with a few other "world" influences until you get the unidentifyable whitewash that is white-rock-world-music.  $1 for a 2-min track also seems steep AF for "pay what you can," although the proceeds do go to a white musician's vanity activist project, so there is that!
 
2022-12-02 6:07:16 PM  

deadsanta: I'll save you the trouble of chasing down the link: It sucks.  Sounds like a "B" track from True Stories with some sort of weird Arabian band playing backup mashed up with a few other "world" influences until you get the unidentifyable whitewash that is white-rock-world-music.  $1 for a 2-min track also seems steep AF for "pay what you can," although the proceeds do go to a white musician's vanity activist project, so there is that!


Great fun at parties, yada yada yada
 
2022-12-02 9:38:17 PM  
It's a song about Ron Jeremy?
 
2022-12-02 9:48:10 PM  

miscreant: ReapTheChaos: So it's pay what you can, but the minimum price you can pay is what you would normally pay for a single song anyway. Ok...

That's what I was thinking... if it was pay what you can for an album starting at $1 that would make sense, but most songs are $0.99 anyway are they not?


I think you're living in the past
 
2022-12-02 10:27:50 PM  

knbwhite: deadsanta: I'll save you the trouble of chasing down the link: It sucks.  Sounds like a "B" track from True Stories with some sort of weird Arabian band playing backup mashed up with a few other "world" influences until you get the unidentifyable whitewash that is white-rock-world-music.  $1 for a 2-min track also seems steep AF for "pay what you can," although the proceeds do go to a white musician's vanity activist project, so there is that!

Great fun at parties, yada yada yada


If you play world music at parties, you shouldn't be casting aspersions.
 
2022-12-03 1:59:50 AM  

deadsanta: knbwhite: deadsanta: I'll save you the trouble of chasing down the link: It sucks.  Sounds like a "B" track from True Stories with some sort of weird Arabian band playing backup mashed up with a few other "world" influences until you get the unidentifyable whitewash that is white-rock-world-music.  $1 for a 2-min track also seems steep AF for "pay what you can," although the proceeds do go to a white musician's vanity activist project, so there is that!

Great fun at parties, yada yada yada

If you play world music at parties, you shouldn't be casting aspersions.


Nah, just yanking your chain about the post and your user name. Somebody at work played world party for a while and I didn't mind it.
 
2022-12-03 11:03:08 AM  

realmolo: Slow To Return: Joe USer: On one hand David Byrne, on the other, more Christmas music...

This.  I come from a generation that doesn't believes that all creative output should be free to all.  Byrne is definitely one of my favorite artists, and I have no problem purchasing his output.  But yea, Christmas music?  No thanks.

That, and frankly, David Byrne? He hasn't been relevant for at least 30 years.

Talking Heads were good, for a while. Byrne by himself sucks.


Byrne with Fatboy Slim or St. Vincent ("Who?") is pretty damn good, though.
 
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