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David Byrne Shares True Stories From 1986’s True Stories — Consequence of Sound

This is a very nice write-up on a movie I used to own on VHS until I moved in 2011.  I think I gave my kids all of the VHS tapes, so it’s probably still around somewhere.  Watching it back in 1986 it was surreal and cheesy but some of the characters within it were REAL and I don’t mean actual people, but people with hearts and visions for themselves.  I only watched it a few times, but it absolutely is a time capsule. David Byrne also directs!

At this end of this post is one song from it, “Wild Wild Life”.

 

It’s 1986, and the American Dream has born strange fruits. Out in the vast expanse of the Midwest, prosperity is ubiquitous. Everything is good, or good enough. Leisure time has earned Middle America a hitherto unknown freedom of expression – and with it, tabloid-ready eccentricities. This is the world of True Stories, David Byrne’s 1986…

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