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The Other Two Were With Me

I’ve been obsessed with R.E.M. again lately; I read Perfect Circle, a biography of the band, over the holidays and that has led me back to the albums I was addicted to when I first discovered them, back in the … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 Nostalgiaville

366 Songs 364: What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

I still remember my excitement upon hearing this song for the first time; it was the first release for R.E.M. since the ridiculously successful, melancholy Automatic For The People, an album that had happily stoked by obsessive collector nature and … Continue reading

December 29, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 361: New Orleans Instrumental No. 1

Something low-key and reflective for today; I’ve returned to work and my brain isn’t necessarily up for any heavy lifting beyond that right now, to be honest. Be kind.

December 26, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 199: Galveston

There was a period, awhile back, when I got really into Jimmy Webb as a songwriter – He’s the one who wrote this song for Glen Campbell – and this was probably the song that convinced me that, when he … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

366 Songs 198: Half A World Away

The standout song from R.E.M.’s Out of Time, back when I first bought the album as a painfully sincere 16-year-old, and still my favorite. While the instrumentation fulfills the role of almost all of the other songs on the album … Continue reading

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366 Songs 197: After Hours

I won’t lie; the shooting in Aurora, Colorado at the end of last week flattened me in a way I wouldn’t have expected. Not just emotionally, although it did that – I felt exhausted by it, just saddened that such … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 366 Songs , ,

366 Songs 093: At My Most Beautiful

In my defense, I’ve always had a thing for cellos, so I was always going to be a sucker for this song. But R.E.M.’s “At My Most Beautiful” came into my life (via the Up album, I guess) at a … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 092: Star 69

R.E.M.’s Monster came out on the day that I was moving from Greenock back to Aberdeen for the second year of my art school career; I was going to be living in a house in the middle of the countryside, … Continue reading

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366 Songs 091: Drive

Like many white people of a particular generation, Out of Time by R.E.M. was a particularly important album for me, and I can remember the mix of disappointment and frustration that accompanied the release of “Drive,” the first single from … Continue reading

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