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talking head

slang A person who is filmed in closeup while talking about some topic, especially for an interview, documentary, news report, etc. He always has the same talking heads on his show to talk about recent political events. The documentary relies way too much on talking heads instead of showing actual footage from the incident.
See also: head, talk

talking head

n. a television news reader or announcer whose head and neck appear on the screen. (see also meat puppet.) I’ve had it with talking heads. I can read the paper and learn as much in twenty minutes.
See also: head, talk
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Talking Heads' vast range of activities includes brainstorms and debates.
La lista de canciones que interpreta la banda incluye varios temas conocidos de los Talking Heads, con lo que David Byrne demuestra que, a pesar de que la musica de la banda es recordada y disfrutada en la actualidad, no necesita reunirse con sus antiguos companeros para seguir disfrutando de esa musica en un escenario, como comento hace un par de meses a la revista Rolling Stone:
"Naked," the final studio album by Talking Heads released in 1988, went to number three in Britain, where "American Utopia" opened at number 16.
While spotlighting the tragedy of Niagara Falls waterfront, which is monopolized and exploited by a distant, Albany-based agency (State Parks) and marred by unfortunate infrastructure such as the Scenic Moses Parkway, we think most would agree that if the Talking Heads were to ever decide to hold a reunion concert, it wouldn't break our hearts if they chose a venue located somewhere other than the Falls.
Just dispense with the selfimportant talking heads in the studio and show what we were all seeing outside.
That said, the highlights were all Talking Heads numbers, from a laidback This Must Be The Place to a raucous Wild, Wild Night.
The Thespians are staging six of Bennett's Talking Heads series of monologues.
At the time, New York art pop band Talking Heads were at their popular mid-80s peak, with songs like Once In A Lifetime, And She Was, Road To Nowhere and Burning Down The House winning them radio airtime, millions of sales and an enduring sense of cool.
David Byrne came to prominence as the front man for the New York art-punk band Talking Heads, one of the most progressive and influential outfits of the 1970s and 1980s.
Since becoming a fixture at the Bowery club CBGB in the late 1970s, as the lead singer and songwriter for art-rock experimentalists Talking Heads, Byrne has grown into one of music's most tireless polymaths.
I'm sure it's a question which has troubled us from time to time but after the latest "talking heads" TV show - the UK's Favourite Number One Singles - we need wonder no more.
The Tom Tom Club are most notable for containing the rhythm section of one of rock's most innovative and iconic bands, Talking Heads, and the band have managed to score some notable hits despite living very much in the shadow of the monster band they helped create.
Television is full of talking heads. On Sunday morning talk shows, distinguished panelists keep us abreast with economic and political developments.
THE record label founder who signed Madonna and Talking Heads will speak at this year's Liverpool Sound City music conference.
Here was TV funnyman Adrian Edmondson (The Young Ones, Bottom) playing mandolin with a brilliant back-up of violin, uilleann pipes and double bass, belting out The Clash, The Jam and The Sex Pistols along with Squeeze, Talking Heads and The Undertones.