David Byrne on Dallas And Houston

The Talking Heads musician turns out to be a student of cities.  In the Wall St. Journal Friday, he put together the aspects of city life that he finds beguiling.  He also takes a few shots:

In Dallas livability might mean that you live near an expressway that isn’t jammed up, at least not all the time, and your car runs most days. For some it might mean super fast Wi-Fi, the possibility of lucky and lucrative business opportunities and plenty of strip clubs. If that’s what rocks your boat then try Houston, though to me that city, oil money made physically manifest, is my worst nightmare.

Saying something disparaging about Dallas is merely a sign that one doesn’t know it well. Saying something disparaging about Houston is a sign of  a discriminating intelligence.

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