From our friends at Flagpole: http://bit.ly/1clvEhK
Michael posing with the skateboard he designed for Project LOOP: http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/10637/auctions/11635/auction_items/266034
Here’s a nice photo of Michael and Sinead O’Connor communing at one of her recent shows in New York City at City Winery. The Irish singer is currently on tour in support of her album “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
Michael: “I’ve seen Sinead many times since ‘91. She’s in top form, at the absolute peak of her powers, razor sharp. The newer songs and the catalog combined are absolute gold. The show was amazing.”
For more photos of Sinead O’Connor at the City Winery shows go to http://diffuser.fm/sinead-oconnor-city-winery-nyc-exclusive-photos/
FIND OF THE WEEK: KEVN & PETER… THEN AND NOW:
From around the time of Macdougal Blues—Kevn and Peter together again at the 40 Watt in Athens on Thursday November 14th. More info on this week’s gig here: http://www.40watt.com/event/320451-kevn-kinney-roamin-athens/
FIND OF THE WEEK (CONTEST!) ON GREEN ANNIVERSARY:
Anybody know which artist and record years earlier inspired the Election Day 1988 release date of GREEN?
First correct answer in the Comments (at Facebook/remhq) wins a special GREEN care package sent directly to the lucky winner
And don’t forget to check out Mike Mills on WNYC today on WNYC’s Soundcheck at 3PM ET as he talks to host, John Schaefer about the 25th anniversary of Green. Visit http://soundcheck.wnyc.org/ for more details.
This is starting to percolate on the web today— an excerpt from our old friend and photographer Laura Levine’s unreleased underground Super-8 film, JUST LIKE A MOVIE. Shot over a two week period in Athens, Georgia, in 1983, the film was an improvisational project involving a group of friends that Levine felt was important to document in a place and a time that would not exist much longer.
Excerpt from JUST LIKE A MOVIE (dir: Laura Levine, 1984)
"Pale Blue Eyes" written by Lou Reed
Performed by Michael Stipe
Puddlefoot aka Jeremy Ayers
Guitar by Matthew Sweet
"Walter’s Theme" written/performed by R.E.M.
Incidental accordion music by Michael Stipe
Edited by Matt Danowski and Laura Levine
Directed, filmed and recorded by Laura Levine on location in Athens, Georgia, 1983
with love and respect to Lou Reed
from Laura Levine, who took many iconic shots of R.E.M. in the 1980s, including the one shot at Walter’s Bar BQ on West Broad in Athens:
"it’s an excerpt from the original unreleased Super-8 film "Just Like a Movie." With the sad news about Lou Reed’s passing last week, it seemed the right time to share this particular scene, of Michael singing "Pale Blue Eyes" by the railroad tracks. (The song itself was recorded earlier that day on a Walkman, with Matthew Sweet on guitar). Jeremy Ayers makes a magical appearance as Puddlefoot."
© Laura Levine, all rights reserved
Tibet Rally 1998:
Tibet rally on the national mall in DC summer before Up, c. 1998- acoustic “Losing My Religion” and “Fall on Me”