Proof that Art, Music, & Cycling CAN co-exist in one being… David Byrne

David Byrne & Brian Eno – One Fine Day

This was actually going to be a tsuruloosie, but then something blatantly obvious to those paying attention hit me about David Byrne, pictured here as I foundly remember him:

Though, apparently, this is how you may be more likely to see him in his current state:

Yep…. David Byrne, visual artist, musician, powerpoint enthusiast (does that mean once he was a “PC”?), and, you guessed it, cyclist.

You may not have noticed this (why would you?), but if you look over to your right and down a bit, our “official” description has changed to “art, audio, & cycling loving site” and though I may change the wording a bit in the future (want something that just rollllls off the tongue, like a high quality “French” kiss), it took a lot longer than I would’ve expected to reconcile the fact TSURURADIO is definitely a blog about all three!

I caught David Byrne on Colbert the other night, and loved “One Fine Day” (the tsuruloosie above) and while digging around for info on the track from the album I missed last year, I came across tons of cycling info on the man. Apparently New York has a hard-on for his bike rack designs, which, though funny, led me to see that, while no stranger to “activism”, he’s turned some of that heart-on-your-sleeve passion to cyclist rights (wait… we get “rights”?) Well, if there is one thing I know about celebrities, when they are inflicted with or hot & horny for something, they want all of us to be part of it.

He’s such a part of cycling culture now, that even Bikesnob had something to say about him, and he usually keeps his snarky jibber-jabber focused squarely on fixed-geared riders, roadies, mountain bikers, commuters, cute girls on vintage bikes, bicycle magazines, salmon, cycling coaches, old dudes on bikes, rich dentists on bikes, lone wolves on bikes, fenders, craigslist, and, oh, did I mention fixed-gear riders? So after seeing this, I knew that this was for reals (yo)!

When you add it all up, Byrnes’ cycling addiction as part of our popular culture AND his history of musical & artistic endeavours that are actually good
(and he’s even got a blog!) as the final proof, I conclude that “Yay”, this three-legged mammal called TSURURADIO is NOT an abomination of gawd, man, and nature and shall, not only exist, but go forth and procreate or smite thou that getteth ineth its way(eth)!!!

And smite, I shall…..

So, what do you say? Let’s go riding!!!

why the woman has a “mustache”, I have no idea…

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3 comments for “Proof that Art, Music, & Cycling CAN co-exist in one being… David Byrne

  1. bean
    June 10, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Ha ha ha I knew you had a good idea there with a 3 way…ummmm you know what I mean. Great track. :)Bean

  2. fulltext
    June 11, 2009 at 3:03 AM

    "why the woman has a "mustache", I have no idea…"

    umm she's in Cocorosie?

  3. Tsuru
    June 11, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    hahaha!!!! you guys…..

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