David Byrne Launches Online Magazine ‘Reasons to Be Cheerful’

Nearly two years after first announcing the project, David Byrne has launched an online magazine named Reasons to Be Cheerful that aims to be a “tonic for tumultuous times.” As the former Talking Heads singer explains in the introductory video, he founded the website – “part magazine, part therapy session, part blueprint for a better world” – where he can share “smart, proven, replicable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.”

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David Byrne Launches Reasons to be Cheerful Online Magazine

Reasons to be Cheerful promises to be an ongoing editorial project that will grow and evolve over time. “We hope to balance out some of the amplified negativity and show that things might not be as bad as we think,” his statement continues.

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David Byrne Bestows ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’ Upon The Web

Singer-songwriter David Byrne is a wholly separate entity from R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, but today the former Talking Heads progenitor has launched a project with the goal of making humanity shiner and happier.

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David Byrne Details Reasons to Be Cheerful at SXSW

David Byrne came to South By Southwest on Wednesday (March 13) to talk about his Reasons To Be Cheerful project and, in the evening, to screen and answer questions about his 1986 film True Stories. But a little musical discussion was probably inevitable during his 55-minute early afternoon keynote session.

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