Author, musician and longtime cyclist David Byrne graciously offered an excerpt from The Bicycle Diaries, a unique audiobook experiment that chronicles his journeys through the world’s major cities.

Though an assortment of “random musings,” the former Talking Head’s observations home in on art, fashion, urban planning and how postmodernity is embodied by the structure and condition of our roads.

As you read, click the playback buttons to hear audio soundscapes reflecting his memory of each locale.

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