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'I can't seem to face up to the Findings of Fact...'

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Microsoft will bundle music by former Talking Heads front man David Byrne with Windows XP. The song 'Like Humans Do' is culled from Byrne's solo album 'Look Into The Eyeball'.

Byrne has also recorded a live concert at Redmond in The Beast's WMP format, to be broadcast here later today.

Byrne doesn't take his own endorsement too seriously:-

"If it all works well, [streaming media] will, of course, revolutionize our viewing habits. I know I wear my own viewing habit on most days," he says.

Microsoft used the Stones' Start Me Up as the theme music for the Windows 95 launch, but in one of the most sudden fade outs in ad history, the soundtrack fades before the line 'You make a grown man cry'.

Wouldn't Psycho Killer have been more appropriate, with its opening line "I can't seem to face up to the Findings of Fact"? [are you sure? - ed.] Or even the song Road to Nowhere?

Or Don't Worry About The Government, from the first Talking Heads LP? We couldn't say, and since we only know the first four awesome Heads LPS, throw ourselves on the mercy of you, dear readers. ®

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