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R.E.M. marathon

Over the weekend, I watched R.E.M.’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which I missed when it originally happened a week ago. Eddie Vedder inducted them and gave a great talk about the band, and then R.E.M. came out, with Bill Berry on drums, and played four songs, which were awesome.

It put me into an R.E.M. mood and yesterday, I began listening to all of my R.E.M. in chronological order. I have just about everything that they have done, 178 tracks according to my iPod, and I am through 69 of them (“Strange”, on Document). I plan on continuing the R.E.M. marathon through the day today and see how far I can get.

Lifes Rich Pageant

R.E.M.’s album Lifes Rich Pageant is probably the best sing-along album of all of the albums in R.E.M.’s catalog. It’s my second favorite R.E.M. album after Automatic for the People. I’m listening to it now at work, and I feel like bursting out in song: “Fa-all on me!” Of course, this would annoy the people sitting outside my office.