Some things were made for one another. The Doctor and Rose. Peanut butter and jelly. Pizza and beer. David Byrne and Brian Eno. There’s something to say for intense collaborations, especially ones that span multiple decades and numerous collaborations. What started as a rhythmic interest with the Talking Heads eventually became the sample-heavy sonic poetry of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and the subtle pop masterpiece of Everything that Happens Will Happen Today.
A Pitchfork review of Eno and Byrne’s Everything stated the obvious truth about the two musicians, “The cutest thing about ‘Strange Overtones’ might be the fact that Byrne and Eno sing about becoming lost in the relentless digitization of the world, as if either of them could actually go out of style.” It takes quite a bit to remain relevant throughout the years, but both musicians have done it with apparent ease. From Byrne’s work with the Heads to his opera collaboration with Philip Glass, he’s seamlessly blended art and music (my favorite is his app, Weaselface). Eno has moved from Roxie Music to Another Green World on to producing U2 and Coldplay.
In honor of the two tastemakers grab a tastemaker of your own, Ale Asylum’s Mercy Gran Cru. Let’s get to Suds.
-You heard it here first, Door County will host it’s first beer festival. (Special thanks to Cricket for the heads up)
–Winter beer fest on a balmy Michigan weekend. I seriously cannot get enough of these photos.
-Guys who drink beer also tend to review beer.
-Beer Here: Wee Heavy from Vintage Brewing.
-Good resources for those in the Land of 10,000 lakes.
–Censorship is never cool, especially when it comes to beer.
-Finally, oh David Bowie why are you so awesome?