All the instruments were played by me. I used a drum loop, and recorded some custom parts for it with my keyboard, and recorded all the vocal tracks, which took forever and a day. Hope you like it! :)
|Action shot! I think I'm playing Cuyahoga in this picture...|
|I'm outta here!|
|Click on the image to zoom.|
|A great shot of the crowded stage.|
|A photo from Linda's Athens trip. Bill and Mike appeared later on in the set.|
|A summary of what's been going on this month, organised into a montage by me.|
|Michael trying to keep track of all the questions sent to him.|
"to Lewis, we had no idea what is was going to sound like.."
"Michaelstipe.com is a record of a year of looking at my computer"Pretty neat stuff, eh? Sadly, my school's Internet packed in about two-thirds of the way through the chat. But I was happy. He spoke to me - as cheesy as it sounds, I think everyone there today was especially pleased of connecting with Michael. I know I was!
|This album is awesome. Buy it, or I'll set Michael Stipe on you.|
|Sure, he looks sweet, but he's actually a pyromaniac.|
|Click on the image to find out why I'm happy. :)|
It seems that the press are just going to compare this album to the rest of R.E.M.’s back catalogue, which IMHO isn’t in the least bit fair. The band are probably never going to have another “Automatic for the People”, so why keep reminding us?You really just can't compare R.E.M.'s latest ventures with the work they did in the 80s and 90s, because that was then and this is now. It's important to take their new albums at face value, rather than prattle on about how the band aren't relevant anymore. So what if Oh My Heart isn't as melancholy as Drive? So what if Discoverer isn't as politically charged and relevant as Finest Worksong? Besides, when you take all their albums from Up onwards, this is looking like it'll be the best yet.
|One of two covers for this bootleg. The other is embedded in my audio file's tags, but I can't get it out. Should be there within the .rar file.|