Watch Talking Heads legend and happy mutant superhero David Byrne's delightful new lecture earlier this month in New York City! The subject, "Reasons to be Cheerful," is intertwined with Byrne's first album in 14 years, "American Utopia," due out in March.
He's just announced that he's taking the talk on tour for a series of free shows in Europe.
“I began to look for encouraging things that are happening anywhere in the world, and if they have been tested, if they have been proven to work, if they can be transferred and adopted in other places, if they can scale up,” Byrne says. “[T]hen, I thought to myself, why not hold them up for consideration, and also invite others to add to this project. There are actually a LOT of encouraging things going on around the world – they’ve given me hope, they’re a kind of therapy, given what’s happening in the world, and I’d like to share them."
(Thanks, Julie Muncy!)
Previously: "To do in NYC: David Byrne's Reasons to Be Cheerful"
From 1989, Fingers Inc.’s beautiful mix of “Can You Feel It” with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech:
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