September 21, 2011

R.E.M. to 'call it a day as a band'

“It’s the end of the R.E.M. as we know them and they feel fine, according to a statement from the group posted online Wednesday.”

One of my favorite bands throughout college and beyond has called it quits. Appropriate in a small way: we visited Athens, Georgia this week, where R.E.M. formed thirty-one years ago, to sniff out potential retirement destinations.

I finally got to Athens, and R.E.M. called it a day. Oh, life …