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R.E.M. Are Starstruck... By Me!

Binky Philips | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Back in the late 1980s, me and Susan, my girlfriend at the time, got very lucky. A friend of hers, really more of a business acquaintance, called her out of the blue one day.

It Ain't Yo Gabba Gabba, But... A Daddy's Favorite Non-Kids' Records of 2011

Tony Sachs | Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

My Top Ten list of the year has very little, if any connection, with what people who still pay attention to the hipster music scene and read the Billboard charts would consider the best records of the year. And to be honest, I don't give a crap.

Imperfect Circle: R.E.M. Sums Up A Career In 40 Songs

Tony Sachs | Posted 01.15.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

I can think of few other artists who have changed their sound so radically, so many times. "Gardening At Night," from 1982, doesn't sound anything like "Everybody Hurts," from 1992.

I Didn't Go To Woodstock, But I Lived There

Binky Philips | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips


When the line-up for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair was announced... I'm guessing in late April/early May of 1969, there they were... my heroes, Th...

Deluxe of the Draw: R.E.M., Warren Zevon, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Juno

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

In case we didn't know the holiday season was fast approaching... a spate of CD box sets, hits compilations and expanded, Deluxe Editions of some of our favorite albums are usually tell-tale sign.