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There he gives us glimpses of people, places and life that just can’t be experienced from a hotel, a tour bus or a tourist attraction.

Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The connecting thread is Byrne’s bike, which he takes on his travels with him. Byrne’s choice was made out of convenience rather than political m A renowned musician and visual artist presents an idiosyncratic behind-the-handlebars view of the world’s cities.

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We use our own and third-party cookies to analyse usage and improve our services. If I rank my preferred ways of travelling it goes: Mar 24, James Cridland rated it really liked it. He recorded his thoughts as he rode around cities while he was touring.

If you continue browsing, we consider that you accept our Cookies Policy. Write a customer review. I somehow missed David Byrne ‘s visit to Portland’s Bagdad Theater inwhen he came to talk about this book to great acclaim. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Byrne is just too interested about too many gyrne things to stick with one topic, and that was fine with me.

Bicycle Diaries

Far more interesting than I initially thought it might be. Yes, I hated Bush too, and think America can learn some things from its neighbors, and agree that the lowest common denominator has in many cases weighted humanity down.


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In Istanbul he buys some prints of nyrne brain, and I wondered if this was the inspiration for “Here”, the closing track on “American Utopia” and the opening track on his latest tour.

Few individual quotes jumped out at me until very late in the book. Not my davi of tea. I loved this quirky little book, written by a very quirky but fascinating man. Byrne does mention some other books about cities, though, that I’ve read too—I noticed in particular his quote on p.

The world isn’t logical, it’s a song.

It’s a beautiful, rare and honest view of some of the places in America you’d probably never ever care to see. Or, at least, the music takes a back seat.

More on David Byrne: Diarios de bicicleta Book. These ‘masses’ he takes issue with are, in fact, the majority. But what can you do but be grateful for a broadly anti-colonial anti-corporate voice? This book is as much about what defines the culture of cities as it is about bicycling. Sentence after sentence clogged up with description, clever metaphor after clever metaphor, often repeating the same point, again and again, as if he were unable to decide which was best, so left them all in.

A renowned musician and visual artist presents an idiosyncratic behind-the-handlebars view of the world’s cities. He lives in New York and he recently added some new bike racks of his own design around town, thanks to the Depar A cofounder of the musical group Talking Heads, David Byrne has also released several solo albums in addition to collaborating with such noted artists as Twyla Tharp, Robert Wilson, and Brian Eno.


Aug 10, Jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know I’ll be able to find a concrete box building with just one metal door and a lightbulb affixed to the side of it as its only decoration fascinating if I am riding on a folding bicycle.

Despite the book being called Bicycle Diariesthere is far more to this than tales of David Byrne adventures riding around various cities, in fact the actual cycle rides are a small, though interesting, part of this book. The girl with pink hair asked why I was returning it and I said “it’s really boring!

I was so looking forward to reading weird random bicycle musings by David Byrne, but alas, his brain these days is less interesting than my own. Be the first to review this item Amazon Bestsellers Rank: So yeah, this is a book that yells out ‘travel essay’ and for those who are hoping for some insight into his music world – well, there is really none.

Con esta lectura, me ha picado el bichito por el pedaleo. Although I vaguely knew that he continued to work as a solo artist, I did not follow this phase of his career. Roland Barthes he’s not! While it may seem a bit silly I love this sweet and smart blog-alike-book, because my best without a heartbeat friend is my little bikey.

His art includes photography and installation works and has been published in five books. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

It’s very choppy, and not very cohesive. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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