Michael Stipe in 1985 when he visited Pasaquan which is a Compound in Georgia owned by folk artist Eddie Martin (the man in the middle.) the guy at the end is Michael’s friend Jeff Gilley. Look at that cool blonde hair. Photo credit Tom Patterson.


R.E.M. during the Out Of Time era :)



Just wanted to wish Bill Berry a very happy birthday before I go on vacation. It’s been a busy week, so I haven’t had time to make him a proper edit or collage or something, but here’s an interview with him from the Out Of Time era. 

Bill, your work with R.E.M. was incredible and you’ll always be one of my absolute favourite drummers. Happy 56th birthday!

R.E.M. and Roger McGuinn performing Van Morrison’s Gloria for MTV’s program “Rock Influences: Folk Rock” at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, 9 June 1984.


Bandwagon // R.E.M.

Come on aboard, I promise you it won’t hurt the horse
We treat him well, we feed him well
There’s lots of room for you on the bandwagon
The road may be rough, the weather may forget us
But won’t we all parade around, and sing our songs…



Look what came in the mail today!

Unplugged (or, at least, what I’ve heard from it so far) is absolutely beautiful and the Green 25th Anniversary Edition is a lovely little box, with pictures of the individual members, a poster (which is going right next to my bed), and their Live at Greensboro CD. I can’t wait to listen to them all the way through :)

I love the R.E.M., but the rug you have them sitting on is so cute! Unplugged is amazing btw, I would recommend “Imitation Of Life”. It’s slowed down and so beautiful.

Thanks! It is a wonderful rug, and yes, Unplugged is incredible! My favourites are Love Is All Around, Fretless, Electrolite and So. Central Rain, but the whole album is a masterpiece.