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Aristophanes Sighting in Michael Stipe's "10 Favorite Books List"

In graduate school, we translated the knotty Greek of Aristophanes and guffawed at the ancient jokes. The chorus of frogs is hilarious in The Frogs… 168 more words

Chronic Town - R.E.M. (1982)

Six dollars doesn’t go that far today. With that much money you could buy two fancy coffees at Starbucks and get your fix of happiness for few hours or so. 469 more words


R.E.M., "Automatic For The People"

(My 100 favorite albums in chronological order: #34 – released October 5, 1992)

Track listing: Drive / Try Not To Breathe / The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite / Everybody Hurts / New Orleans Instrumental No. 4,635 more words

100 Albums

Michael Stipe on Douglas Coupland and 9/11

Former REM frontman reflects on the images that haunt America

With a small, powerful set of images, Douglas Coupland actually manages to playfully (how did he pull that off?) remind us of our collective 9/11 moment – the act that unzippered the 21st century in most of the world, and changed my notion of home and safety forever. 341 more words


The Blue Aeroplanes find confidence with Swagger, Michael Stipe forces Morrissey to watch


By Steve Newton

If you scan the liner notes to the Blue Aeroplanes’ new album Swagger… 846 more words

Vancouver Concert

Music Geography 101: R.E.M.- "Cuyahoga"

I recently assigned the students in my Geography 101 course a writing project whereby they select a song with geographically-oriented content and report on all of that song’s inherent regionalisms. 350 more words

Music Geography

"Weird Al" Yankovic--Live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center (Bethlehem, PA, June 16, 2015)

[ATTENDED: June 16, 2015] WEIRD AL YANKOVIC-Live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

This is my sixth “Weird Al” concert, and this was the best one yet.  1,974 more words

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