A Quick Post for the Road

31 Jan

I do not have much time to get a post in today. It has been one of those packed, busy days, but soon enough I will be on the road home. The “on the road” portion of this fact caught my attention for a brief song of the day. There are several options for “on the road,” but, since I would like to add some existential flavoring to my day, I’m choosing “Road to Nowhere” by David Byrne and his Talking Heads from their 1985 album Little Creatures.

The video above (so 80s) features constant movement and entrapment, eventually ending on a long stretch of seemingly endless highway. The video was directed by Byrne and Stephen R. Johnson, who also directed episodes of “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” Also, just if you are interested in useless trivia, some of the shots were filmed at Stephen Tobolowsky’s house – who was Ned Ryerson in “Groundhogs Day” and, if you are a 14-year-old girl, Sandy Ryerson in “Glee.”

Not much else to say about the song besides that it is one of my favorites by the Talking Heads. Hope you enjoy the listen!

One Response to “A Quick Post for the Road”

  1. John Phillips January 31, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    I remember this video well. The running man theme was great

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