Monday, July 21, 2014
Searching For Local Oddballs Like Those In David Byrne's True Stories About Texas
True Stories is the best movie I've seen about Texas. And the funniest. With the best music.
In the intro you will hear reference made to the wiping out of the Caddo Confederacy.
Indians who were members of tribes which were in the Caddo Confederacy are some of the Indian Ghosts I am often mentioning walking with in Arlington's Village Creek Natural Historical Area.
Below is part of the Google description of True Stories which one sees when one Googles "David Byrne True Stories"....
Director David Byrne (of Talking Heads) takes an outside-looking-in glance at Texas and Texans in True Stories. Casting himself as the protagonist/narrator, Byrne adopts what he thinks is standard western garb and drives his red convertible into the small town of Virgil. Here he observes the town's preparations for celebrating Texas' sesquicentennial, taking time out to introduce us to several of the local oddballs.
I have never met any local oddballs in Texas like the local oddballs in True Stories. I wish I'd meet some funny local oddballs.
Below is the aforementioned YouTube video.........