Playlists are no place for controversy, but I’m going to go ahead and say it: Circles–and this is just my opinion–are the roundest of all of the two dimensional shapes. “What about […]
Is the letter a lost art? The obvious answer is yes; after all, when was the last time you wrote or received a letter? E-mails don’t carry the same weight, and tweets […]
R.E.M. has been on my turntable a lot this week, courtesy of a couple of anniversary pieces for Diffuser.
The recent outpouring of emotion for Merle Haggard from the rock community is both heartwarming and strange. Not so long ago no self-respecting cool kid would admit to liking Hag.
R.E.M.’s career breaks into three distinct periods:
Here it is — the end of the REM road.
This was a lot of fun. Diffuser asked me to put together a list of R.E.M. songs that are a little off of the beaten path.
I love old radios. That’s my ’70s-era Fleetwood in the photo — ain’t it cool?
R.E.M.’s pre-Warners albums remain among my favorite records of all time. There were some great songs during the Warner years, but those I.R.S. records are part of my DNA.
Some amazing music came out in 1990. By the time those little trick-or-treaters knocked on our apartment door that night, I’d spent what little expendable income I had on some brilliant records […]