A Look Back at Tel Aviv (1995)

t was twenty years ago today: R.E.M.’s only show ever in Israel. Security was tight. First time for that kind of stuff for us. Mike and Peter had been to Israel three years earlier for promo for Automatic. They’d visited the Dead Sea. We saw a Ben and Jerry’s on the beach and thought that was funny. Radiohead supported.

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t was twenty years ago today: R.E.M.’s only show ever in Israel. Security was tight. First time for that kind of stuff for us. Mike and Peter had been to Israel three years earlier for promo for Automatic. They’d visited the Dead Sea. We saw a Ben and Jerry’s on the beach and thought that … Continue reading A Look Back at Tel Aviv (1995)

All the Right Friends (best heard LOUD!): One of the joys of insomnia

…is finding long-lost gems like this chestnut, one of the great, way underrated R.E.M. songs and one that extended our tradition of putting wonderful songs in films that, uh, didn’t pan out all that brilliantly

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…is finding long-lost gems like this chestnut, one of the great, way underrated R.E.M. songs and one that extended our tradition of putting wonderful songs in films that, uh, didn’t pan out all that brilliantly For the rest, please go here.

Postcard from College Square Athens – 2014

Having seen Big Star THIRD a few times now, I can safely say it has probably never been performed more brilliantly than Saturday night in downtown Athens.

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Having seen Big Star THIRD a few times now, I can safely say it has probably never been performed more brilliantly than Saturday night in downtown Athens. For the rest, please go here.

Postcard from the Road – New York City – 2014

Last night saw a special screening of R.E.M. By MTV in New York City with many friends and colleagues from across the years all enjoying this tremendous documentary, which chronicles the band’s thirty years of activity on the various MTV and associated networks all over the world . . .

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Last night saw a special screening of R.E.M. By MTV in New York City with many friends and colleagues from across the years all enjoying this tremendous documentary, which chronicles the band’s thirty years of activity on the various MTV and associated networks all over the world . . . For the rest, please go … Continue reading Postcard from the Road – New York City – 2014

Postcard from Todos Santos – 2014

The third incarnation of Peter Buck’s creation, the Todos Santos Music festival, is off to a rocking start and could just turn out to be the best one ever . . . I am pretty sure it will.

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The third incarnation of Peter Buck’s creation, the Todos Santos Music festival, is off to a rocking start and could just turn out to be the best one ever . . . I am pretty sure it will. For the rest, please go here.