Talking Heads' singer David Byrne once said "To shake your rump is to be environmentally aware." It goes to show, not only is Byrne as sassy as Beyoncé but he is also as eco-conscious as Attenborough. Known for dancing in a way that's fit for scientific study, being thrown out of his school choir (I repeat, choir) for being an oddball, choosing to play the guitar right-handed despite being left-handed - these are all attributes which make Byrne a fascinating man to watch.
Not stopping there the Talking Heads singer also released a mammoth album with Annie Clark of St. He's got an eye for talent and he's trendier than a ruddy hashtag., Byrne comes out for 'Girlfriend Is Better' (the lyrics of which make up the title of the film) in a suit which is bigger than One Direction's fan base.
Sure he may look like a pupil whose parents have intentionally bought him a big uniform in the hope that he'll fit it over time, but with his unbeatable bedroom-dancing it's just altogether sharp.
David Byrne is so fascinating he can actually interview himself several times and it would be more interesting than the doggerel spouting out of most presenters' mouths.
The man murdered by a six-strong gang during a shooting attack at a packed boxing event in north Dublin’s Regency Hotel had escaped serious conviction despite being closely linked to organised crime for all his adult life.
David Byrne (34) was part of a new breed of criminal living between Dublin and Spain and conducting most of his criminality cross-border.
The twin jurisdictional approach has become commonplace since the establishment of the Criminal Assets Bureau following the murder of crime journalist Veronica Guerin by the John Gilligan gang in 1996.While the bureau has unprecedented powers to freeze and then confiscate assets, the High Court orders granted to it do not apply to assets outside the Republic.Byrne has been a target of every specialist Garda unit fighting organised crime since he was a teenager.He was on the scene of the fatal stabbing of Declan Gavin in the early hours of Saturday, August 25th, 2001, outside an Abrakebabra outlet in his native Crumlin.When gang leader Brian Rattigan was put on trial for that killing, Byrne was called as a witness but said he saw nothing.The Gavin killing sparked a feud between rival factions in Crumlin and neighbouring Drimnagh that saw about 15 young men murdered over the next decade.