But I don’t feel fine about my all-time favorite band breaking up. I don’t usually post on Wednesdays, and I’m obviously in deep mourning, but I don’t think it would be right to let this day pass without paying tribute to the glory of R.E.M.
Goodbye, R.E.M. Thanks for all of the memories.
Thanks for being my home-away-from-home during my foreign exchange student days, whenever I needed a little good old Southern rock to ease the occasional bout of homesickness.
Thanks for providing the soundtrack to my high school years… and my college years.
Thanks for giving me the greatest party trick I’ll ever have (memorizing the lyrics to “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It” – yes, all of them).
Thanks for “Find The River.” That song defined me at 17. Still does.
Thanks for letting me get all riled up and rock out to “Ignoreland,” “Talk About The Passion,” “Exhuming McCarthy,” and so many more politijams.
Thanks for “New Adventures In Hi-Fi.” Some people probably didn’t get that album, but I love it.
Thanks for “Strange Currencies.” You totally wrote that for me, right?
Thanks for getting me through breakups, growing pains, and general weirdness.
Thanks for “Green Grow The Rushes.” Good one, guys.
Thanks for being there while I grew up. Love you forever.