r.e.m. Archive

21 Sep 2011

On the Passing of R.E.M.

I was saddened to hear the news today that R.E.M. had decided to call it quits. But it was time. Long past time. Some have lamented that R.E.M.’s last few albums haven’t been up to par, that
20 May 2011

12 Songs for the Apocalypse

Sigh. The end of the world is coming tomorrow. Or at least, the Rapture is. Allegedly. I had put it on my calendar, had meant to clean out the fish tank, buy some new pants, make a
2 May 2011

‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It’, R.E.M.

A Song to Dance to The 1980s were chock full of melodrama. In other words, it was the perfect decade to be a teenager. Oh, such pretentiousness, such self-pity and introspection. Everything had to mean something. You wore