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    David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Byrne blogs about his recent visit to DSM...

    David Byrne's Journal



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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    That was an interesting visitor perspective. Appears he puts more work and thought into his casual journal than a lot of columnists who do it for a living.



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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Yeah...I've been following his blog since I saw he wrote Part I. So interesting that he takes in each city he visits on tour and than shares thoughtful impressions via his blog. Thought this was worth highlighting:

    My friends, of course, thought I was crazy. Des Moines, a good place to live? Are you serious? Well, yeah, I think I am (serious, not crazy), and though my impression was brief and fleeting we nomads do have the opportunity to see a lot of these mid size towns…places a lot of folks in the big cosmopolitan cities never visit. And some of it is sad, but sometimes, like here, there seems to be reason for optimism


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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Thanks for linking. That was a really interesting outsider perspective on my hometown.




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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    david byrne found out a secret many of us in DM metro already know, its got the perfect balance of big city with small town to raise a family, have a decent job and live a pretty damn good life.

    Does it have pro sports or an awesome music scene? No, but it has a little of everything to make most people happy....



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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    david byrne found out a secret many of us in DM metro already know, its got the perfect balance of big city with small town to raise a family, have a decent job and live a pretty damn good life.

    Does it have pro sports or an awesome music scene? No, but it has a little of everything to make most people happy....
    (clear throat)...excuse me sir, but the I-Cubs, Wild, and Energy players would like to speak with you outside...


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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Byrne is a genius. And we Iowan's like the outside world to see us as unhip bumpkins. It keeps the riff-raff out of the state (excluding hawk fans).



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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    (clear throat)...excuse me sir, but the I-Cubs, Wild, and Energy players would like to speak with you outside...
    Minor and developmental league clubs are nice, but I think we all understood what he was implying.




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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    The problem living in Des Moines is you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack. You may find yourself living in another part of the world. You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile...



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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Minor and developmental league clubs are nice, but I think we all understood what he was implying.
    Hey...don't kill the messenger!


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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    Byrne is a genius. And we Iowan's like the outside world to see us as unhip bumpkins. It keeps the riff-raff out of the state (excluding hawk fans).
    they can keep their side of the state. we'll take our capital


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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    david byrne found out a secret many of us in DM metro already know, its got the perfect balance of big city with small town to raise a family, have a decent job and live a pretty damn good life.

    Does it have pro sports or an awesome music scene? No, but it has a little of everything to make most people happy....
    It is no Chicago, but this city has a very good music scene. You obviously don't go downtown much.


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    Re: David Byrne on Des Moines...

    Now the question remains: Who the hell is David Byrne?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Now the question remains: Who the hell is David Byrne?
    Talking Heads member/all-around musical stud

    EDIT: Genius was probably a bit strong



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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    Talking Heads member/all-around musical stud

    EDIT: Genius was probably a bit strong
    Well, thats just like, your opinion, man.



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