Mike stopped by REMHQ earlier this week to film a couple of PSAs for get out the vote initiatives and literacy campaigns. Here he is sporting Jason Thrasher’s GEORGIA BLUE hat, now available in a trucker edition and t-shirt. All profits go to @staceyabrams’ organization @fairfightaction. Purchase some Georgia Blue merchandise and support a great cause … Continued
On a cold December night in 1980, photographer Terry Allen walked into the UGA Art Department with camera in hand and clicked off a few shots of a very young local band named R.E.M. That photo would eventually become one of the band’s most recognized and iconic images.
Michael and Patti Smith have signed a lovely scarf for #loosenupauction supporting Cahonas Scotland and Testicular Cancer Education and Awareness.
“On the Record” tells the story of the brilliant music executive Drew Dixon (who we have known and admired for decades) who makes the brave choice to speak out about sexual assault within her industry
This show is honoring our great friend and a founder of anthology film archives, Jonas Mekas. When John and Yoko moved to NYC, Jonas is the person they called from the airport to ask where they could get a good espresso. He lived a lot of life —Michael
Our annual Holiday Merchandise Sale starts today. Get 20% off on all items in the store (excluding media and puzzles): Throwbacks, Originals, and Accessories
This past week, the Coda Campaign posted some short PSA-style videos with the music of “artists dedicated to fading out the careers of dishonest politicians.”
Listen as Michael reads “We Are the People” by Lou Reed from his posthumous work “Do Angels Need Haircuts?” Let this exceptional piece inspire you to vote today.
“From a very young age I responded strongly to injustice of any kind. Our system of government is imperfect, but it does strive, at its best, to be fair and equitable to all, and to uphold the ideals of democracy. I despise feeling “taken,” swindled, jilted, punked, or pranked. When policy leaders, parties, or lobbyists … Continued
“Hi from Michael!! I’m excited to work alongside Plan Your Vote, a 2020 artist initiative to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote.” PLAN YOUR VOTE brings together members of the creative community to offer all the voting resources needed to exercise your rights. Now, more than ever, it’s urgent to PLAN YOUR … Continued
Bruce Springsteen’s￼ song “Philadelphia” repurposed in this film by Don Winslow. Michael’s reaction: “As Stacey Abrams says, November 3rd is last call—vote as soon as you possibly can to secure our voices in this important moment—what will we make of America?? Lets find out!” Please spread far and wide!
In 1990, R.E.M. were featured on a poster for the American Library Association’s READ campaign to promote the pleasure and importance of reading—and it became an instant collector’s item for anyone lucky enough to get one. The READ poster campaign gave Bill, Peter, Mike, and Michael a chance to promote their love of reading and to … Continued
The 16th anniversary of the Vote For Change stop in Detroit at Cobo Arena on October 3, 2004 with Bruce Springsteen, Bright Eyes, and John Fogerty. Highlights were numerous that night, but for the band, being joined onstage by the Boss for “Bad Day” and “Man On The Moon,” Peter and Mike accompanying Bruce and the E Street Band on “Born To Run,” and Michael singing “Because The Night” were special and hard to top.
“I don’t remember having to write “Losing My Religion,” and so that’s a good sign. That indicates it just kind of flew out of me.” – Michael Stipe
Watch a very special edition of #TeamJoeTalks with Michael and @staceyabrams who discuss what’s on the line in the 2020 election. Watch here.