Watch David Byrne's "Reasons to be Cheerful" lecture


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Look for alternate models during dour times, you’ll find them, and set an example to others to do the same. Enthusiasm & Cheerfulness are contagious, you’ll know you’re doing a good job at it by the amount of assholes that will hate you for it. <----And that in itself is worth the effort…


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Obligatory song link.


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David Byrne’s “Reasons to be Cheerful”

Somewhere near the top of the list has to be “Because you’re David Byrne.”


#5

That pink blazer and Steve Martin hairstyle makes me very unhappy.


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Advice from one more oblivious, blissful Baby Boomer burning down the house? Blech.


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intertwined with Byrne’s first album in 14 years

oh friend, if you haven’t heard this, released 10 years ago, you are in for a treat…


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I love the song Strange Overtones on that one. It’s a treat.


#9

Roger that.


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Blissful Baby Boomers don’t need to seek out positive notes in the current current political, cultural and economic hellscape. Saddened ones do. Yes, they were able to buy a house before affordability became unattainable, but they have kids that are suffering.

You think it’s a bed of roses heading for retirement in a system that will only possibly be fixed after you’ve expired?


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Retirement? What’s that?

No, you’re right. Suffer the children. And I shouldn’t conflate some arguably random demographic category with something more material. Like income and class. Unless I’m staging a revolution. Which I’m not. Honest.

Anyway, I apologize for being snarky about Boomers. Okay, and Byrne. And I do hope it’s fixed. Even after we expire.


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