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School Involvement Today Versus Yesterday

Despite technology allowing us to stay more connected to our children’s school, I am lagging behind. For those of you with grown children or for those who don’t have children and grew up at least a decade ago, you are in for a special treat of what it’s like now. 24 more words

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R.E.M – " Monty Got A Raw Deal " The Story Behind Every Song On ” Automatic for the People “

There’s a famous quote from a movie. The movie was The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and the often-repeated line was, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” 1,207 more words

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R.E.M - " Find The River " The Story Behind Every Song On Automatic For The People

A record that began with a message to the kids about control (“Drive”) ends with a song suggesting that we’re all powerless in the face of mortality. 740 more words

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R.E.M – " Nightswimming " The Story Behind Every Song On ” Automatic for the People “

When the overarching themes of R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People are discussed, the first two things that come up are death and youth. There are songs that feature a woman on her deathbed (“ 1,343 more words

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R.E.M - " Man On The Moon " The Story Behind Every Song On Automatic For The People

The song was ready. Everything was there: Bass, drums, extra percussion and a smattering of guitars. The country-rock track, recorded over numerous sessions, was ready to appear on  1,479 more words

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R.E.M – " Star Me Kitten " The Story Behind Every Song On ” Automatic for the People “

In the early ’90s, Meg Ryan wasn’t just preventing Tom Hanks from being Sleepless in Seattle. The movie star also was helping R.E.M. avoid getting a “Parental Advisory” sticker stamped on their new album. 821 more words

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R.E.M – " Ignoreland " The Story Behind Every Song On ” Automatic for the People “

R.E.M. began crafting their follow-up to Out of Time, just as the album was becoming a multi-platinum blockbuster in the spring and summer of 1991. They wanted to do something totally different, from a musical vantage point. 955 more words

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