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David Byrne On A Talking Heads Reunion: “You Can’t Have It All”

Every now and again, it seems that a conversation about the Talking Heads reuniting comes up. And, time and time, again, that never happens. Well, in a recent interview with The Creative Independent, David Byrne discussed his former band in terms of his passion for working on new projects, as the artist just unveiled a new interactive art collaboration and experiment that is being featured in Silicon Valley.

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In the interview, Byrne elaborated on why a Talking Heads reunion doesn’t specifically interest him: “[A] Talking Heads reunion might be incredibly successful for a specific generation, or maybe for many generations….It would make me a lot of money and get a lot of attention. It would also probably be quite a number of steps backwards as far as being perceived as someone who does a lot of different things.”

He went on to say, “I feel like I have to sacrifice something, whether it’s money or name recognition or whatever, in order to be able to do a little bit more of what I’d want to do….In other words, you can’t have it all.”

And, there you have it. Keep those expectations very low.

[via The Creative Independent]