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2008-10-07 21:00:26

By Jim Harrington One of the greatest partnerships to ever occur in the recording studio was the pairing of vocalist-songwriter David Byrne and producer Brian Eno. The dynamic duo, a meeting of eccentric rock masterminds, would deliver three consecutive masterpieces for Byrne's band, the Talking Heads: 1978's "More Songs About Buildings and Food," 1979's "Fear of Music" and 1980's "Remain in Light." Byrne and Eno also put out their own record in 1981, "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts,"...

2008-09-12 15:00:19

Black Kids "Partie Traumatic" (Columbia) Why have the members of Black Kids made such a splash with their debut album? Because they get it. Vocalist Reggie Youngblood, founder of the Jacksonville, Fla.- based group, explained why the band makes music: "Our goal is to create music that would incite one to dance and to cry." Well, mission accomplished on "Partie Traumatic." The five members of Black Kids (only Youngblood and his younger sister, Ali, are actually black) range in age from...

2008-09-02 03:00:21

By Consolmagno, Guy Stop Making Sense By The Talking Heads (Palm Pictures, 1984, 1999) Spiritual classics are inspirational works, tested by time, designed to bring one closer to God. G. K. Chesterton and John Henry Newman come to mind. I have works on my shelf by modern religious writers, from Peter Kreeft to Anne Lamott, who manage to inspire me- when I am not furiously disagreeing with them. But my soul's deepest stirring comes from a source neither literary nor overtly religious....

2008-08-30 00:00:19

By Jeff Miers To the average listener whoever that is, and however you choose to measure him or her -- the names Brian Eno and David Byrne might be considered peripheral to the mainstream. Perhaps one remembers Byrne as that crazy dude in the oversized suit fronting Talking Heads, or the sweaty professor-type karate- chopping his arm and ranting about this not being his beautiful wife, and that not being his beautiful home, during that dim and distant past when MTV used to show art-rock...

2005-10-10 05:48:33

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - When musician David Byrne says he is going to "play a factory" in Stockholm, he is not planning a gig at a trendy new venue, but talking literally. The founder of the band "Talking Heads" has turned a disused paint factory by the Stockholm waterside into a giant musical instrument, constructed around an old wooden pump organ with its entrails ripped out and replaced with wires and pipes. "The public can just come in and sit down and play what...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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