R.E.M. Unplugged

Got my copy of R.E.M.‘s “new” double CD, Unplugged 1991/2001, this week. It helps confirm why R.E.M. were America’s greatest group, ever. Indeed, one of the big regrets of my...
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The Smiths and R.E.M.: Compare and Contrast

Back in April, I gave a talk at a local library on R.E.M. and The Smiths, comparing and contrasting what I firmly consider the two most important and influential bands...
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The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies

Since moving upstate in 2005 I have tried desperately hard to become a better person. In the nature of the Woodstock environment, I have taken up zazen at the local...
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Up and coming Events

Over the coming few weeks, I will be making the following public/media appearances. WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 ALL HOPPED UP (AND READY TO GO): Monthly music and talk show on WGXC Radio, 90.7...
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R.E.M. Perfect Circle: An excerpt

Perfect Circle, the final update of my long-standing R.E.M. biography, is officially published in the UK today. Read more about it in a post I uploaded a couple of weeks...
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R.E.M. Perfect Circle is available online in the UK from March 11, but is already in British bookstores. American publication is officially in July, but the book can be ordered through UK online outlets in the meantime. Click on thumbnail above for Omnibus Press publisher page and online ordering.

Available now: R.E.M. Perfect Circle

I have a book published this week in the UK. It’s called R.E.M. Perfect Circle. Is it a new biography of the band? Not exactly. Is it a straight reissue of...
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We Can’t Afford To Wait

As a self-employed family man, I can’t afford to wait. I support affordable health care. I support a Public Option. And I thank R.E.M. for stepping up to the plate....
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Road Trip #3: A tale of Two Gigs

R.E.M. at Madison Square Garden, Thursday June 19 The Ting Tings at Southpaw, Friday June 20 L Magazine describes the R.E.M./Modest Mouse/National concert at Madison Square Garden, Thursday June 19,...
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