The Art of Bang and Blame – A Long Distance R.E.M. Dedication to Donald Trump


Interesting post at caffeinatedrage.com: House Republicans on Capitol Hill will be voting on Trump’s health care bill and it seems like Donald Trump may be facing a legislative failure in his first big legislative push. And it set in motion a chain of interrelated thoughts. First, there is this proclamation that came from one Donald … Continued

Michael Stipe on Having Multiple Creative Lives


Michael has done an interview with Creative Independent on his creative output post-R.E.M. The interview takes a glance at his artistic work, music, and film projects since the band called it a day in 2011. Here’s an excerpt:

Mike Mills’ Interview with the Austin American Statesman


Mike has been in Austin this week for SXSW and recently did an interview with Austin American Statesman.  Read the interview here: SXSW 2017: An interview with R.E.M.’s Mike Mills about Big Star’s Third and more   Photo: Mike with members of Big Star Third at SXSW

Michael Among Athens, GA Musicians Featured in Athens Potluck Photo Book


Athens-based photographer and HQ friend, Jason Thrasher, is releasing a “stream of consciousness” body of work focused on the widely-varied music scene of Athens, Georgia, called ATHENS POTLUCK this Fall. Michael is among the 33 musicians featured. Here’s what Jason has to say about the book and Michael’s involvement: “I’ve been working as a photographer … Continued