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Talking Heads: Crosseyed and Painless

It’s funny what memories you remember and which ones you’ve forgotten. I saw so many great bands in the past, and I don’t remember the performances for the most part. I know I was at those shows but I don’t remember what happened.

What I do remember about the Talking Heads concert was sitting in the dressing room backstage, while both bands (Talking Heads & The Necessaries) were waiting to go on stage. I was the youngest person there and the only one who didn’t know anyone, (besides Randy), since I was from Boston, and they all lived in New York.

I remember Randy introducing me to the members of the Talking Heads. I remember sitting across from David Byrne and being unnerved by how intensely he stared at me. He didn’t talk at all. He just stared. I also remember talking for awhile to Tina Weymouth, the bass player for the Talking Heads, because I remember her as being the only kind woman I ever met from New York.

Enjoy another brilliant Talking Heads Friday Dance Off song.

Backstage Pass for Talking Heads & The Necessaries

Talking Heads: The Great Curve

I thought I had come to the end of ideas for my Friday Dance Off Songs. Then I saw the Talking Heads on YouTube and thought to myself, that I remembered liking some of their songs…

DEAR GOD! How could I have forgotten how fucking brilliant these songs were?!

This song is called The Great Curve and it’s from the Talking Heads Remain in Light Album, that came out in 1980.

Funny thing is, I saw the Talking Heads in 1979, when Randy’s band, The Necessaries, opened for them. If this album came out in 1980, they were probably playing these songs at that 1979 concert and I don’t remember it at all!

What I do remember is Todd and I dancing to this song, in LA. It is so “House” or “Trance” and this song existed before those words were even used/invented.

Hit the Play button, turn the volume up, and DANCE!

Talking Heads 1979 Concert Ticket

The Necessaries: Runaway Child (Minors Beware)

Back in March I found six rolls of film that I had taken of The Necessaries when they played The Rat in Boston, MA. I’ve been scanning photos like crazy and posting some of them to Facebook. Sat down last night and decided to make a Video using my images set to one of their songs. I think it turned out pretty good.

Click Here to view my Photo Gallery of Randy Gun from The Necessaries.

Backstage Passes & Concert Tickets

Backstage Passes and Concert Tickets from my East Coast days.Aerosmith Backstage Pass

Aerosmith Concert Ticket - Boston Music Hall - March 1978

Mj Wilson Photo Archives - Backstage Pass for The Necessaries & The B-52s at The Paradise - Boston, MA

Mj Wilson Photo Archives - Ad for The Necessaries & Talking Heads Concert at the Capitol Theatre

Mj Wilson Photo Archives - Concert Ticket for The Necessaries & Talking Heads at the Capitol Theatre

Mj Wilson Photo Archives - Backstage Pass for The Necessaries & Talking Heads Concert at the Capitol Theatre

Mj Wilson Photo Archives - Newspaper Ad for The Necessaries at Hurrah's

The Necessaries played TWO shows at Hurrah’s, the same night they opened for the Talking Heads at the Capitol Theatre

Trax - New York City

Before I knew what a “Guest List” was

Mj Wilson Photo Archives - The Necessaries 7" Single - You Can Borrow My Car b/w Runaway Child (Minors Beware)

Mj Wilson Photo Archives - The Necessaries Back Side of 7" Single - Randy Gun, Ernie Brooks, Ed Tomney & Jesse Chamberlain

The Necessaries – Randy Gun, Ernie Brooks, Ed Tomney & Jesse Chamberlain

Boston: Part Two

Images from the second time I lived in Boston and all my crazy musician and club friends. Seemed that every night was just another excuse to party!

Check out the Images below.