Friday, June 30, 2006

A Story

I heard this story at the weekend. It sounds decidedly Urban Myth if you ask me, but the person who told us is a-v.g.friend-of-a-v.g.friend and a trustworthy sort.

"This happened to a girl I know, and I have no reason to disbelieve her – she’s my best friend’s wife’s best mate. She’s a journalist. One day she was interviewing David Byrne, and they ended up getting drunk together, then went back to his hotel room and had sex. When she woke up in the morning, he’d left a jobbie on her head and some money on the side-table."

(Just in you’re not familiar with that particular Scottish idiom are wondering what a
jobbie is..)

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  • You can't take this sort of story seriously. Some people can only talk crap.

    I apologise for the obvious pun, but I thought I'd get it out of the way to enable others to give more considered comment.

    By Anonymous Don, at 1:15 PM  

  • Did the story start: 'And She Was in a hotel, when she Found a Job on her head ... '? If so, I imagine it continued: 'It really was a Once in a Lifetime experience. She obviously leads a Wild, Wild Life. Let's hope she doesn't go Blind, eh?

    Crikey. The Best of Talking Heads album is brilliant.

    By Blogger The Blind Flaneur, at 1:32 PM  

  • Oh, I can only hope this story is true. Not good for her obviously, urgh, but very funny nonetheless.

    By Blogger Heather, at 1:33 PM  

  • I believe there's a similiar story in a published biography of Talking Heads.

    I know a funnier one about Byrne.

    By Blogger Wyndham, at 1:47 PM  

  • And you may find yourself interviewing David Byrne. And you may find yourself getting drunk and having sex with him. And you may find yourself waking up in the morning with a jobbie on your head and some money on the side-table.

    Same as it ever was.

    By Blogger Billy, at 2:50 PM  

  • a man in an astroturf blazer might well be capable of anything.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 3:59 PM  

  • "I'm speechless - you randy, conniving, bogus oriental old queen - your sleeves are better than your records...."

    (sorry, wrong David.)

    I am though.

    Speechless, that is.

    Jizzing for Blue Jean was ace, btw. I'm sure none of you are old enough to remember it. Screaming Lord Byron."'allo Mr. Screaming - I'm from the er Melody Faces..." Fantabulous!)


    p.s.:"I know a funnier one about Byrne."

    Spit it out then Wyndy.....

    By Blogger Robert A. Swipe, at 4:00 PM  

  • whaaat?

    By Blogger Kirses, at 6:03 PM  

  • I can't believe that story for one second but this is the funniest comments thread ever.

    Wyndham - spill the beans!

    I downloaded 'And She Was' just the other day. It's great. Also: there seem to be some strange blogworld music synergies going on at the moment, involving not just Talking Heads, but also Wainwright, Martha and Cutie, Death Cab For.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 9:49 PM  

  • How much money?

    By Blogger Fewclewz, at 12:45 AM  

  • If someone did a jobbie on my head I hope I'd wake up before he evem thought to get his wallet out and before it'd finished steaming so I could kill him by choking him with his own...

    What a Turd! (him not it... although it might well have been quite impressive in a 'how did you manage to place it accurately right there!' He's clearly had plenty of practice.

    By Blogger Sooz, at 5:13 AM  

  • There are similar stories about the lovely Una Stubbs. And Hitler.

    By Blogger Tim Footman, at 7:15 AM  

  • The story in the biography that Wyndham is alluding to is that Byrne shat on a hotel bed and put a flag in it for the maid.

    So he's got form in these matters.

    Anyhow, we all decided that if he'd actually squatted over her head, she would have woken up.

    So we reckon that he must have fished it out of the toilet (or wherever).

    He must have laid it it ever-so-gently (almost touchingly) on her forehead, so he didn't wake her up.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 9:09 AM  

  • Sorry, but if it really did happen, why would you tell anybody??

    You've got to be seriously losing at competetive-claim-to-fame to blurt that one out.

    By Blogger Kellycat, at 9:24 AM  

  • Er, nothing surprises me about the behaviour of "artistes". Even if it is true I think I would be liable to forgive him because of the brilliance of Talking Heads and the fucking amazing Eno/Bryne track The Jezebel Spirit.

    Sorry, drifted off into boring earnest nerdiness then, mainly because I was trying to think of a good pun and failed miserably.

    By Blogger Betty, at 8:00 PM  

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    By Blogger Billy, at 10:40 AM  

  • Psycho shitter, quest que c'est?

    By Blogger DavetheF, at 6:17 PM  

  • Found a job ... love it.

    By Blogger Annie Rhiannon, at 2:27 PM  

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