Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

Reasons To Be Cheerful: A Conversation With David Byrne

David Byrne performing in “American Utopia” on Broadway. Photo credit: Catalina Kulczar

 

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 Headauthorcyclist 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.