Thursday, September 22, 2011
It's the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine
I saw today that R.E.M. broke up and while i'm not a huge fan of this band as a child of 80's alternative they were pretty hard to escape, this song here is my favorite R.E.M. song and i'd most likely say Document is my favorite album, it's also the first one i bought though i remember hearing things off their early records on Cleveland State University's radio station back when i was a wide eyed boy sitting in my room and dreaming of Molly Ringwald, of course you might be surprised that Automatic for the People is a close second in the album dept. and it was after that record that i didn't really listen to them anymore, yet i still couldn't avoid that pang of nostalgia at seeing them call it quits, it's a part of my youth that is no more and it hearkens back to an era of my silly little life that i look on with much fondness, before the wars of divorce and adulthood would kick whatever joy i had left in me to the curb and i realized how absolute shit the world is, but back then Document was owned on cassette and sat on shelve above my bed along with the Smiths and New Order and the Psychedelic Furs and old punk tapes and i would own and lose and re-own many of REM's records and today i don't own either of my favorites but i do own Murmur and Reckoning and Fables of the Reconstruction cuz that's what all the hipsters own right? so good-bye REM all i have to say is birthday party cheesecake jellybean boom.