Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gag me with a Michael Stipe

That's what Steve said once when, in college, I listed the singer as The Man of My Dreams in a spotlight questionnaire.


R.E.M. is probably my favorite band of all time. Congratulations to them on a much-deserved induction!

15 comments:

lys said...

In junior high I taped the video to "Stand" and rewound it over and over again so that I could learn the little dance that they did. That was my first taste of R.E.M. I soon discovered that all their "good stuff" is not played on the radio.

My high school was called Rockville High School and every year at the senior banquet they played "Don't Go Back to Rockville. . . and Waste Another Year. . ."

Steve said...

Gag me with a Michael Stipe.

amye said...

ha ha ha ha

amye said...

Can't say I would recognize an R.E.M. tune. Is that pathetic?

Neil and Diana said...

Yes you would.

Abby said...

...LEONARD BERNSTEIN! (I know you and Diana know all words, so you don't need to brag about it.)

Emily said...

That's Aaron's favorite song.

Nancy said...

I went to an R.E.M. concert in High school and when they were singing night swimming, they had this big screen behind them and naked people were swimming on it. I was pretty shocked, young and innocent as I was. That's my R.E.M. memory for you.

sarah said...

Does Steve really not like REM? I would have taken him for a fan. Night Swimming is a great song. Naked or not.

*ethan* said...

i like R.E.M. and I liked Michael Stipe too.

See we aren't total opposites!

*ethan* said...

shoot, i just realized i was logged in as my husband...this is actually natalie :(

n said...

critical mass? tipping point? whatever the term is, arcade fire just clinched around 9:06 eastern today. greatest since r.e.m.!

n said...

fyi, i don't care for the arcade fire.

Emily said...

Never heard of 'em. I'm living in the 80s.

STeve said...

I do actually like REM. The summer that "Green" came out, I bout the tape and listened to it over and over.