moments before the wind.

March 14, 2007

eviscerate your memory

Filed under: authenticity, music, news, rock — alimarcus @ 2:59 pm

I just want to take a moment to say how proud I am of REM. The night they got nominated for the Hall of Fame I was in Concord, NH. After a some raucous games of foozball and a pitcher of beer that appeared out of nowhere, I popped $5 into the (digital!) jukebox and played as many REM songs as it covered. Boy that was great.

But they deserve this. There are a lot of REM haters out there, and there’s no need to really jump in and defend them because it’s just so obvious how great they are. I am an adoring fan, I admit it. I want to add that my appreciation for the band only grows with time. Grows and grows and grows. Patti Smith got all the attention, but I raise my glass (pitcher) to the weirdos in the corner, face paint and all.

Funny to see Patti Smith as a diva though, even if reluctantly. And the Phil Spector drama, gotta love the Phil Spector drama. Him and MJ will have some kind of showdown one day, but I’m not sure about what.

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