27 February 2010

Mike Mills: 2009 Recap – Part 2

Today we resume our list of all the various projects and activities that Mike Mills was keeping himself busy with in 2009. Part 1 (January-May) can be found here, and this is part 2: 23 June – Atlanta’s Dave FM celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the release of Reckoning with a special radio/internet program called [...]

21 February 2010

Mike Mills: 2009 Recap – Part 1

In 2009 the members of R.E.M. were officially “taking a break” from recording and touring – which did not stop them from actually getting involved with dozens of projects, travelling the world, performing with everyone and anyone, and of course having a jolly good time! So I thought it would be nice to list here [...]

16 February 2010

Wanna Golf With Mike Mills?

For all of you who have always dreamed of hitting the golf course with Mike Mills, I have dug out a true gem. Back in 2005, just after R.E.M. had completed their Around The Sun tour, Mills appeared on Golf Channel’s Live Academy show, together with his coach, Cody Barden. As you all know, Mills [...]

13 February 2010

Monster, Unleashed

While browsing the web last night I ran into this fantastic blog, The Making of R.E.M.’s Monster. I guess most of R.E.M. devouts will be familiar with it, but I thought I should share it with y’all nevertheless. It was created by Charles Cote of The Reverse Engineers – a very interesting band, well worth [...]

08 February 2010

Everybody Hurts…

This post is not strictly Mike Mills-related, however I couldn’t help but comment on Simon Cowell’s charity single for Haiti which is (as the birds in the trees already know) a cover of R.E.M.’s ‘Everybody Hurts’. When Cowell first announced which song he had chosen to be the charity single, I remembered Mike’s comment from [...]

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05 February 2010

Mike Mills and Al Franken on Net Neutrality

In case you have missed this, here’s the video of Mike Mills leading the questions & answers session with the senator of Minnesota, Mr Al Franken. The event took place on 5 October 2009 in Washington DC, as a part of the Policy Summit organised by the Future of Music Coalition, a nonprofit education, research [...]