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R.E.M. (1980-2011) September 23, 2011

Posted by Richard Bolisay in Music, RIP.

It didn’t sink in yesterday, but today it did. The moment I played an R.E.M. song on my iPod this morning, I burst into tears. I wanted nothing but a space for myself away from the office.  Fuck.  It’s supposed to feel fine, as Stipe sings about the end of the world, but no, not this time at least.

Thank you Stipe, Berry, Buck, and Mills. For the most part of my childhood I was the man on your moon, supernatural superserious, a nerd carrying a Walkman on the way to school, comforted by your music. You don’t know how much I owe you. Until then, until always.



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