Goodbye to some great friends
R.E.M officially disbanded today. I’ve had more than one person ask me today if I was in mourning, which you might expect, but I am not. I choose instead today to celebrate their greatness, what they shared with the world, and what they gave to me. I’m currently in Augusta, GA and I seriously thought about making the drive over to Athens to raise a pint in their honor at the Globe, but instead I’m raising a glass of Athens other finest (Terrapin) to Athens original finest here from Augusta and will be spinning some of my favorite R.E.M tunes tonight. I’ve written enough about what R.E.M’s music meant to me, so there’s nothing new I can add today, except to say “thank you” to Peter, Mike, Michael, and of course Bill.
Some of the few thousands words I’ve written about R.E.M. in the past: