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WHEN MUSIC POPS, WE TURN IT UP

i’m off to see R.E.M.

i’m off to see R.E.M.
May 29, 2008 MICHAEL KNUDSEN


UPDATE! oh my word – i thought the band was great but i was a drop disappointed with their setlist…they didn’t play a lot of older stuff which i was hoping for :( i’m glad i went – i met a bunch of cool people plus i got to hang out with my pal tina and her boyfriend kris! overall i had a great time but it could have been better…


good evening! i’m about to walk over to the hollywood bowl (since it’s literally around the corner) to finally see R.E.M. play live – they’re on their accelerate tour to promote the band’s new album – which is quite decent (especially the 2nd single hollow man) but of course i’m hoping the boys play a bunch of their old songs (it’s the end of the world as we know it (and i feel fine)) too which i’m sure they will! i actually shouldn’t be going to a concert – i’m so behind on a bunch of things and this weekend is already jam packed (i’ll be covering the MTV movie awards on sunday which should be fun…) but i couldn’t pass up the chance to see one of my all-time fave bands playing in my hood (not to mention the major crush i’ve had on lead singer michael stipe for the longest time) when i get back later i’ll do a quick update to this post with a few thoughts about the show (plus i’ll possibly be twittering via my blackberry – i’m trying to get into the habit of twittering all the time) popbytes over & out for now…xxoo



PS there’s a great clip of the band below on sesame street turning their hit single ‘shiny happy people’ into ‘furry happy monsters’!