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MichaelStipe is Hot as Fuck.
Holy shit that was like a shot of happiness straight to the brain.
God bless you, Stephen Colbert.
Must watch that episode a million zillion times more.
i still can’t believe it’s over.
We all are. :(
It felt like a punch in the gut. My breath literally whooshed out of my lungs and I made a soft noise that I can’t translate into letters, but it sounded like a tiny, dying animal.
I can’t say I was surprised to hear the news. Reading between the lines of the press for Collapse into Now and the lyrics of the songs on that album, the end of their Warner contract, the decision not to tour — this was in the mail. I just didn’t expect it to arrive quite so quickly.
But the quiet, dignified, low-key manner in which they are announcing it is pure R.E.M. class. No Who-style “break-up/retirement” tour with its inherent cash-grab fixings.
But I wanted that last tour. They didn’t have to say it was the last tour — I would have kind of known deep down. I wanted to hear those new songs live.
I’m pretty sure they will play together again someday. I doubt they’ll formally record again, but they will play, assuming everyone stays healthy (knock on wood). Maybe I will get that last tour/show. But not knowing if, when, or how, is painful right now. This band has been such a big part of my life for the last 20 years and while I know we have 30+ years of incredible material to enjoy, there’s still a hole in my heart knowing that they’ve ceased to be a current entity.
And I wonder about their staff in Athens — what happens to them now? Will we still get a Christmas fan club package this year? Will the fan club dissolve after this?
I know this sounds overdramatic, but I have to grieve this. It feels like something just died in my heart.
all of that.
They’ve definitely have busy lives and stuff but I was just expecting to wait a few years for a new album. I wasn’t expecting for them to quit.
I just hope whatever they all decide to do next makes them happy because in the end that’s what should matter. :)
Thanks for everything, guys!
Like, I’m pretty sure I just heard they were working on a new album…
I feel lost right now.
*Heart attack* OMG WHAT????????????!!!!!!!!!!! D: D: D:
YEAH. I KNOW. i thought it was a joke at first, but then i figured if michael was posting about it then it must be true.
I seriously feel like I’m gonna cry.