Bicycle Diaries with David Byrne

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If the name David Byrne sounds familiar, its because he has been making music since the 1970s with the Talking Heads. He has since gone solo, and continues to release albums. Yet it isn’t his four decades of music-making that has gotten everyone talking. He recently released a book titled “Bicycle Diaries”(although not his first book either). It chronicles his experiences biking throughout the World since the 1980s. With conversations and highlights about who he meets, the culture and landmarks of the cities, and the politics that guide them as he pedals around town.

Pedaling through New York City starting in the early 1980s, Byrne used bicycling primarily as a form of transport due to convenience not to make a political or environmental statement. Since purchasing his foldable bicycle, he has brought it with him worldwide to discover cities with a different set of eyes.

“This point of view, from his bike seat, became his panoramic window on urban life, a magical way of opening one’s eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city’s geography and population.”

So check out what this perspective has to bring either through your own bicycling experiences, and/or living through his!

To check out Bicycle Diares, visit David Byrne’s website.

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