David Byrne Meets Ned Ryerson

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We are fans of quirky here at Bill and Dave’s.  (We even like to think we are a tad quirky ourselves.) And lately I’ve come upon a couple examples of this here inter-web at its quirky best.  For instance, my friend Betsy sent along this great lecture/animated film on education.   For another, there’s the pleasure of having Groundhog Day’s Ned Ryerson come back into my life.  You remember Ned (if you don’t, or even if you do, here’s a Youtube video with all his scenes from the movie.)  Anway, I hadn’t thought about him in years until a student of mine, Carson Vaughn, sent me this note:

“I meant to send this after the first day of class, but bit-part character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (think Ned Ryerson on “Groundhog’s Day”) has a fabulous podcast called “The Tobolowsky Files” available for free on iTunes. Episode 12, “The Voice From Another Room,” is about his relationship with David Byrne and his work on the film “True Stories.” You mentioned being a big Talking Heads fan, so I thought I’d shoot you the link:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tobolowsky-files/id339001481?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 (Episode 12)

Tobolowsky is also just a really great story teller. I recommend almost all of them.”

And it’s true.  The guy is great.  Bing!  Check out episode 12.















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