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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. Todos ellos han sufrido expropiaciones de tierras por parte de un grupo u otro.

We are cut from the same cloth – not a statement I ever expected to make. Jan 07, Stan rated it liked it.

I hope one day the majority of the world will follow David Byrne’s lead. Safety Locks Lights Bells. The best parts about reading this book are 1 getting to visit so many different places, 2 getting inside of David Byrne’s head a little, since the writing is drawn from his journals that he kept during his travels, which means a little bizarre-o art and music, a little interesting historical stuff, and a look inside what’s bouncing around his brain on his visit to wherever byrnr is actually, he reminds me a little bit of myself.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. It doesn’t even have the feel of a “collection of essays. So, he does and we get to read about them in this gem of a book. Because it is a diary that focuses on his bicycle experiences, we get views into the activities that the bicycle helped enable. The girl with pink hair asked why I was returning it and I said “it’s really boring!


Oct 24, Mike rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. But except for these later advances, he is remarkably well-informed about urban cycling issues, advocates, and methods.

Bicycle Diaries

Byrne is clearly an activist on behalf of the bicycle, and of sensible town planning railing against the type of single-use town planning that has blighted many cities across the world. I LOVE to bicycle! The message about cities needing to be bike friendly is the unifying one, but it could have found better traction in a focused magazine article.

But he also has a strong advocacy for bicycling that shines forth in each of these essays. There are lots of tangents along the way, everything from where he ate to the history or politics of the country visited, but there is something compelling about it all. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dec 08, Christopher rated it it was ok Shelves: You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

I might award it an extra half star if he didn’t call everything ‘beautiful’. It has bicucleta design elements no spoilers here that add a nice touch and the contents range from actual bike bickcleta to meeting bicidleta and discussing the evolution of art. I ride my bike to work nearly every day that is above 20 degrees dwvid not raining or snowing.

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. Apr 29, David Bjelland rated it really liked it Shelves: But ignoring that, I enjoyed is observations on: It is more a collection of essays that seem to have little connection to what he actually experienced while riding his bike. DB is a musician, filmmaker installation artist, recording executive and writer books by this author born in Dumbarton, Scotlandwho’s been called the “thinking man’s rock star” by The New York Times and “Rock’s Renaissance Man” by Time magazine.


Here is an example from the San Francisco chapter: No necesito ver vavid CV para que me guste. Training Nutrition Rollers Electronics. Byrne travels a great deal and is an avid cyclist. Oct 15, Nathalia Borghi rated biciicleta it was amazing. Do you want to visit our international store? Throughout the book, Byrne makes some keen observations regarding human nature and our social condition. May 13, Oscar Calva rated it did not like it Shelves: The returned product s must be in new condition and, if possible, with its original packaging.

Israel, Palestina, Dakota del Sur, Tibet Capitalism is seemingly embodied by George Eastman who lived and even, imagines Byrne, slept with his mom until he commits suicide.

Or, at least, the music takes a back seat. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. He lives in New York and he recently added some new bike racks of his own design around town, thanks to the Department of Transportation.

I liked the “faster than a walk, slower than a train, often slightly higher than a person” passage from the introduction, but lost interest shortly thereafter. Jul 11, Sue rated it liked it.

I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say that Byrne is a genius, and his interests have never been boring or confined to a single discipline or dd.