August 11, 1995: Third Time’s the Charm in Prague

August 11, 1995: It was twenty years ago today: the third time really was a charm. After postponements occasioned by Bill’s brain surgery in March and Mike’s gut surgery in July, R.E.M. FINALLY got to play their show in Prague (although Michael was not exactly feeling fine during the show); one of my favorite photographs … Continue reading August 11, 1995: Third Time’s the Charm in Prague

A Look Back at Tel Aviv (1995)

t was twenty years ago today: R.E.M.’s only show ever in Israel. Security was tight. First time for that kind of stuff for us. Mike and Peter had been to Israel three years earlier for promo for Automatic. They’d visited the Dead Sea. We saw a Ben and Jerry’s on the beach and thought that … Continue reading A Look Back at Tel Aviv (1995)

Postcard from the Road – New York City – 2014

Last night saw a special screening of R.E.M. By MTV in New York City with many friends and colleagues from across the years all enjoying this tremendous documentary, which chronicles the band’s thirty years of activity on the various MTV and associated networks all over the world . . . For the rest, please go … Continue reading Postcard from the Road – New York City – 2014