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David Byrne Gets Deep On Stephen Colbert

Last night’s Colbert Report devoted half of the show to musical guest/interview subject David Byrne. After brushing off Colbert’s attempts to mock his self-released album with Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, Byrne took the conversation in a philosophical direction, responding to Colbert’s joke-questions with earnest musings about identity and conformity. It was awesome, basically.

The interview:

The Performance (“Life Is Long”):

David Byrne’s album with Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today can be purchased on their website. (My favorite song is “Strange Overtones.”)