By Bob Boilen, NPR Music
David Byrne has reasons to be cheerful. In fact, he has an entire website called Reasons to be Cheerful. It’s a solutions-based, online magazine of sorts, filled with uplifting success stories that may pull you out of your day-to-day frustrations.
Another reason to be cheerful: David Byrne has taken his most recent tour, “American Utopia,” to Broadway.
On this edition on All Songs Considered, I talk with the Talking Head, author, cyclist and creative soul, David Byrne about his Broadway show and his remarkable Reasons To Be Cheerful website. We begin our conversation with how he got the idea for this inspiring project.