Stop Making Sense

Tonight the kids and I watched Stop
Making Sense
, the Talking Heads concert movie. David Byrne has
a wacky, disturbing, highly energetic charisma that makes him an offbeat,
off-balance pleasure to watch. The rest of the band seems almost startlingly
normal to look at, but is effusively energetic as well, which combined with
the other on-stage goings-on makes the whole show entrancing. One of the
best ways to ensure that the audience of a live performance is having fun is
for the performers themselves to be having fun, and boy do Byrne and company
have fun here.