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Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:51 AM

SNL: David Byrne: Once in a Lifetime (Live)



Musical guest David Byrne performs his Talking Heads hit "Once In a Lifetime" on Saturday Night Live.


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Reply SNL: David Byrne: Once in a Lifetime (Live) (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 OP
shenmue Mar 2020 #1
2naSalit Mar 2020 #2
sweetloukillbot Mar 2020 #3
betsuni Mar 2020 #4
chowder66 Mar 2020 #5
scarletwoman Mar 2020 #6
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #7
scarletwoman Mar 2020 #9
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #10
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #8
scarletwoman Mar 2020 #11
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #12
scarletwoman Mar 2020 #13
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #15
scarletwoman Mar 2020 #18
IronLionZion Mar 2020 #23
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #25
EarnestPutz Mar 2020 #33
democratisphere Mar 2020 #14
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #16
mrs_p Mar 2020 #17
central scrutinizer Mar 2020 #19
lostnfound Mar 2020 #20
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2020 #21
Paladin Mar 2020 #22
Kind of Blue Mar 2020 #24
slevdog Mar 2020 #26
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2020 #34
captain queeg Mar 2020 #27
Warpy Mar 2020 #28
BluesRunTheGame Mar 2020 #29
mjvpi Mar 2020 #30
Mosby Mar 2020 #31
Dennis Donovan Mar 2020 #32
GReedDiamond Mar 2020 #35
Delarage Mar 2020 #36

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 02:53 AM

1. Same as it ever was!

Great song.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:05 AM

2. That was fantastic!

I love the song and always liked Byrne's music. With him the visuals are as amazing as the music.

I really liked the drummers, this is a tough piece to play with that intricate drum riff.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:07 AM

3. Damn I wish I'd gone to this show when it came thru Phoenix nt

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 03:08 AM

4. Still an artist, still a great song.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:26 AM

5. I wondered if he would get a standing ovation for that. He should have. nt

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:34 AM

6. Far friggin' out!!!

So glad you grabbed this video and posted it. What a performance!!!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:44 AM

7. I know! This may be the best musical guest/performance they've ever had.

It's not exactly a political video, but it sure was a "current event" and I knew that folks here would love it!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:52 AM

9. It was fabulous!!!

And really a refreshing change from SNL's usual musical acts.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:02 AM

10. I know! I often take my dog out during the musical guests, but this one was mesmerizing!

And a real classic!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:44 AM

8. I know! This may be the best musical guest/performance they've ever had.

It's not exactly a political video, but it sure was a "current event" and I knew that folks here would love it!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:11 AM

11. Just for fun - here's the original 1980 Talking Heads video for that song:

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:15 AM

12. Oh, very cool! Thanks so much! What a great idea!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:23 AM

13. I've had it bookmarked on my computer ever since I first found it - I love it so much!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:35 AM

15. That was the perfect idea that's why this was so popular here, so many DUers remember!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:02 AM

18. Have you seen the DUer age group breakdown poll from last week?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=13017831

Note that 68% of participants are between ages of 56 - 75.

That's why "so many DUers remember!"

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:41 AM

23. That poll definitely explains a lot

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:00 AM

25. I did think of that, too!

So I knew folks here would appreciate this!

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:50 PM

33. Don't get me wrong, because I really enjoyed last night's performance....

....but the original was better and the performance in the concert movie "Stop Making Sense" was the real gold standard.
It had an energy that was really something to see. I thought the that the fake musicians on stage with him last night were a distraction not up to old Talking Heads theatricality.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 06:58 AM

16. I have to agree, this was the best SNL musical performance that I can remember

Though I'm also partial to Paul McCartney...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:00 AM

17. Love it!

Great song, performance, make-up, and art!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 07:39 AM

19. 1983

I saw Talking Heads in Eugene in 1983. Reportedly, it was a dress rehearsal for the Stop Making Sense movie which was filmed in Los Angeles soon after. The big suit was pretty cool.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 08:01 AM

20. Thank you SO MUCH. SO great to see him.

And the skits last night were great too, the cold open and the John Mulaney monologue

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 09:21 AM

21. This has brought such joy

He is a national treasure. I needed this spark of happy!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 09:54 AM

22. Exquite rendition of one of my very favorite songs.

Thanks so much for posting.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 10:57 AM

24. This Byrne performance is what I consider a Masterpiece of Holy Song! Thank You for posting!!!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:03 AM

26. Love it ! Never get tired of this song even though heard it 1000 times !

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Response to slevdog (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 2, 2020, 01:42 AM

34. I agree, this was an absolutely inspiring performance!

A great classic song from a great classic artist!

Glad you enjoyed it and welcome to DU!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 11:16 AM

27. He still moves pretty good

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 04:02 PM

28. He has always been a fantastic showman

and that silver hair suits him well. Kinda miss the big suit. Love the new band.

Good to see him still out there.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 04:19 PM

29. Feelin' the Byrne!

That was great!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:29 PM

30. I saw this tour at the Anthem in Washington DC

Iíve been in the sound business for a long time. Iím 62. Have seen and worked with some of the Gods. Totally jaded. Never go to a show unless Iím working it. My family went the night my daughter graduated from American in DC. I was stunned. The SNL stage is too small for their choreography. Everything was/is wireless. The whole show moved constantly. Minimal lights. Very theatrical presentation. They brought it. As good as any show that I have ever seen.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:29 PM

31. That was awesome.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sun Mar 1, 2020, 05:50 PM

32. Okay... I have to fess up. I cried.

I'm a first wave GenXer ('65) so seeing Talking Heads, MTV and SNL all merged into this moment really got to me.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2020, 02:30 AM

35. Unbelievably fuckin great! I remember...

...going to the Talking Heads free outdoor show at UCLA in 1978.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 03:46 PM

36. Late to the conversation, but

That SNL got me totally re-hooked on David and the Talking Heads!! Absolutely loved it! The performance of Toe Jam was also great!

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