Heavy Meta Babies

Heavy Meta Babies: This is my introduction to Athens GA’s Tim Kelly, an outstanding former entertainment law student of mine at UGA Law, young local attorney and owner of the family business game cafe The Rook & Pawn as he writes a review/user’s guide to Scott and Scott’s podcast R.U. talking about R.E.M.— it’s worth checking out … Continued

New Arthur Buck Track Exclusive: “Are You Electrified”

Peter’s new duo with Joseph Arthur, Arthur Buck, premiered a new song at Rollingstone.com earlier today. The pair’s album comes out on June 15 via New West Records.  Read all about it and Watch the new video for “Are You Electrified.”

Great Night in Naples: Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra

Last night Mike Mills and Bobby McDuffie brought their merry band and rocking concerto to the SW corner of Florida for a date with the Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra who played Mike’s concerto as their final concert of the season. It was one of the best orchestras the guys have played with— really talented and … Continued

Michael Says: “Let’s Make A Difference” and Support Alison Friedman For Congress

Michael would like to bring Virginia congressional candidate Alison Friedman to everyone’s attention. Friedman, an anti-human-trafficking activist, is running for the seat in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District and is calling on 10,000 supporters to donate $12.43 to her campaign to match the $124,300 the NRA has spent to support the incumbent Congresswoman Comstock. Let’s help Alison make that … Continued

Pilgrimage Relevant 35 Years Later

Thanks to Stu Egan, a HS teacher from Winston-Salem, NC, the song Pilgrimage (1983) takes on some relevance all these 35 years later: http://bit.ly/2oKZjgu See also Dahlia Lithwick, a brilliant lawyer and parent, on the importance of extracurriculars in education and why those Florida HS students are so good at what they do— they’ve been … Continued

R.E.M. Guitar Tech Mike "Microwave" Mytrowiz

Memories of Micro (1956-2008)

This past Thursday (Feb. 15) was the 10th anniversary of the passing of R.E.M.’s longtime guitar tech Mark “Microwave” Mytrowitz.  We were reminded by longtime R.E.M. fan and friend Ole Skjefte of Norway of an interview Katherine Downs did with Micro for the Fan Club newsletter in 1996. We’ve posted that here and hope you … Continued

Peter and Joseph Arthur Form New Group

Peter and Joseph Arthur have put a new band together called Arthur Buck. The duo have worked up a number of tracks which are currently in the mixing phase for an album and plan to tour in the coming months. Rolling Stone has a great article on the band…

Finding Bertis Downs

Towncarolina.com hits the classic city with R.E.M.’s advisor, the one and only Bertis Downs.