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David Byrne, Thomas Dolby and Ethel:
"(Nothing But) Flowers" with string quartet

TED2010 · 3:15 · Filmed Feb 2010
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David Byrne sings the Talking Heads' 1988 hit, "(Nothing But) Flowers." He's accompanied by Thomas Dolby and string quartet Ethel, who made up the TED2010 house band.

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Electronic music pioneer
Thomas Dolby has spent his career at the intersection of music and technology. He was an early star on MTV, then moved to Silicon Valley; now he’s back on the road (with friends) with his new album, "A Map of the Floating City." Full bio
String quartet
Ethel is, perhaps, the first 21st-century realization of the classical string quartet. Full bio
Musician, artist, writer
David Byrne builds an idiosyncratic world of music, art, writing and film. Full bio

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