Cupio dissolvi is a Latin locution used in the Vulgate translation of the Paul's epistle to Philippians 1:23-4. The phrase, literally meaning "I wish to be dissolved", expresses the Christian desire to leave the earthly life and join Christ in eternal life. [1111]


According to myth, Cupid was the son of Mercury, the winged messenger of the gods, and Venus, the goddess of love. [1] But despite his infant form, that baby, widely known these days as Cupid, began his mythological life as a man who had more power than any god. [1]


He appeared as a handsome youth in early art and poetry, but [11111] Cupid is a minor character who serves mostly to set the plot in motion. [111] Despite his colorful and complicated past, hopeless romantics everywhere relish the notion of a mischievous yet well-intentioned tyke (one who now uses his power for good instead of evil). [1111]


Although some literature portrayed Cupid as callous and careless, [11] when wounded by his own weapons, he experiences the ordeal of love. [111] Images of Cupid and Psyche in love are a way of expressing the idea that being in love transforms us as people. [11111]



Q. We only have a few minutes, so try to be brief, OK?
A. I would do absolutely anything you say.


Q. Why did you call the movie "Stop Making Sense"?
A. Because it's good advice. Because music and performing does not make sense.


Q. How did you ever think of that big suit? Why a... big suit?
A. I like symmetry and geometric shapes. I wanted my head to appear smaller, and the easiest way to do that was to make my body bigger. Because music is very physical, and often the body understands it before the head.


Q. What are you going to do next?
A. A project with songs based on true stories from tabloid newspapers. It's like 60 Minutes on acid.


Q. What made you think of having the musicians come out one at a time?
A. Well, if the curtain opened and everything was there, there'd be nowhere to go. It tells a story of the band and it gets more dramatic and physical as it builds up. It's like 60 Minutes on acid.


Q. What made you pick Jonathan Demme?
A. I decided that if this show were to be captured, it should be by an experienced film director whose work I loved.


Q. What did Jonathan do?
A. He knew what not to do is what he did do. He also saw things as an outsider.


Q. Do you like his outfits? How about his haircuts?
A. I'll tell you later.


Q. When are you going to tour again?
A. When there is something new to say to an audience, then we'll tour again. Besides new songs, when the only way to say that thing is to a live performance. Making. That's what we'll be doing. Then it's weh-- what we have to do be's-- is-- to be touring. Do you understand what I'm trying to s-say?


Q. We see a variety of hairstyles in rock groups these days, huh?
A. One must never underestimate the power of a good hairdo. I'd like to write a song about hairdos... not about the people under 'em. Then the 'dos have a power by themselves.


Q. I wrote a song about hairdos myself. You wanna hear it?
A. Maybe later.


Q. What do the words of your songs mean to you? I mean, you don't write love songs, do ya?
A. Um... I try to write about small things. Paper, animals... a house. Love is kinda big. I have written a love song, though. In this film, I sing it to a lamp.


Q. You wanna be in movies? Like The Prince, The Sting, The David Bowie?
A. Only when absolutely necessary. I would like to show people the movies... in... my... head.


Q. I got a movie in my head. You wanna see it?
A. No, but do you have anything to eat?


Q. So, how do you like this suit?
A. I wish I had one like that.


Q. You know any new jokes?
A. I can't tell it here.


Q. If I gave you fifty dollars right now, what would you do with it?
A. I would get something to eat.


Q. I don't think you have a very good voice, but you're a singer. How do you do that?
A. The better the singer's voice, the harder it is to believe what they're saying. So I use my faults to an advantage.


Q. Have you ever been to a psychiatrist? Or taken drugs?
A. I'll tell you later.


Q. What do you think happens when you get too far from your house?
A. I'll tell you later.[111111]


1. ^ Greenspan, Rachel E. "Cherubic Cupid Is Everywhere on Valentine’s Day. Here’s Why That Famous Embodiment of Desire Is a Child." Time, https://time.com/5516579/history-cupid-valentines-day/. Accessed 11 Nov. 2011.

11. ^ The Editors of Encyclopaedia Brittanica. "Cupid." Britannica, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Cupid. Acessed 11 Nov. 2011.

111. ^ "Cupid." Wikipedia, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupid. Accessed 11 Nov. 2011.

1111. ^ "Cupio Dissolvi." Wikipedia, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupio_dissolvi. Accessed 11 Nov. 2011.

11111. ^ Dempsey, Bobbi. "Why Is Cupid the Symbol of Valentine's Day?" Reader's Digest, https://www.rd.com/article/why-is-cupid-the-symbol-of-valentines-day/. Accessed 11 Nov. 2011.

111111. ^ Silva, A. [AntonioSilva83]. (2007, Febuary 19). David Byrne Interview [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE-mxVxFXLg