Saturday, September 13, 2008


Random R.E.M. Stuff

A few random R.E.M notes.

Peter Buck's guitar was stolen! Yes, THAT guitar. The black and white Rickenbacker that Peter has been using since the early 80's was stolen right off the stage after a show in Helsinki, Finland. What kind of dickbag does stuff like this? Anyway, if you have any info contact the band at or phone (001) 706 353-6689.

Pop Songs 08 is a blog written by Fluxblog's Matthew Perpetua. Over the last year and a half he has analyzed every song in the R.E.M. catalog - including a few covers and other songs they used to do in concert. He did everything except for the songs from Accelerate, which is a little too new to really analyze yet. That'll come in time. Anyway, he finally finished this week, ending with (wait for it...) "It's The End Of The World As We Know It.". Congrats on a job well done, Matthew.

But wait - there's more. Apparently, Michael Stipe was a fan of the blog. Michael has agreed to take questions from readers pertaining to the songs - lyrics, inspiration, meaning, etc. and respond to them on Matthew's blog. In fact, he already answered a bunch just yesterday. It's pretty cool - go check it out.

Finally - The boys are gearing up to head to South America. If anybody wants to send me to Brazil, feel free to drop me a line.

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