12 March 2011

It Happened Yesterday, Hooray Hooray!

What happened yesterday?… Well, nothing much… except that I attended the special screening of 8 videos for the songs from R.E.M.’s album Collapse Into Now. The event took place in London… oh and did I mention that Michael Stipe was the host of the event, and that he took part in the questions & answers [...]

13 February 2011

Pretty Persuasive Discoverer

Hello friends! It’s been a while since I last filmed some R.E.M. piano covers, so I thought it would be cool to pair up a really old song with a brand new one. Shall we start with the new one first? Okay! To celebrate the fact that Collapse Into Now hits the racks in less [...]

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07 November 2010

All The Way To Pop Song

It’s been a while since I last did some R.E.M. covers… alas, life was hectic. However, this draught has finally come to an end! Many thanks to my friend Joy for helping me make two new clips! Hope you’ll like them. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ All The Way To [...]

Many thanks to Charky for letting us know that Howard Libov’s award-winning independent feature film Favorite Son is now available for preorder on Amazon! As we have informed you previously, Mike Mills contributed his beautiful song “Gift of the Fathers” to the soundtrack. A live recording of this song (performed by The Baseball Project) can [...]

19 June 2010

Get Up And Be Mine!

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Ivana’s Piano Extravaganza! But before that, for your reading pleasure, I have scanned and uploaded more interviews from the Rolling Stone R.E.M. Files book. There are four articles from 1988, 1988 again, 1989 and 1994 awaiting you here: start from thumbnail No 19 and read away! Also, [...]

I’ve always been a mini Peter Buck, reading every book and magazine that I could get hold of, especially if they’re music related. These past few days I’ve been reading Joel McIver’s book Justice for All – The Truth about Metallica, and while the book itself is so-so – very well-researched but occasionally overlong and [...]

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Good morning everyone! First things first, R.E.M. have announced that they just wrapped up the recording session for their 15th studio album in New Orleans at the Music Shed. They will be having another recording session this summer, and while the release date has not been set yet, it’ll probably be early 2011. Looks like [...]

While the rest of the world was celebrating R.E.M.’s 30th anniversary two days ago, for the three members of R.E.M. it was business as usual! According to Michael Stipe himself (via Ethan @ Murmurs.com), he was in New York, Peter Buck was on the road to Mexico, and Mike Mills was at the Atlanta Braves’ [...]