R.E.M. marathon

Over the weekend, I watched R.E.M.’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which I missed when it originally happened a week ago. Eddie Vedder inducted them and gave a great talk about the band, and then R.E.M. came out, with Bill Berry on drums, and played four songs, which were awesome.

It put me into an R.E.M. mood and yesterday, I began listening to all of my R.E.M. in chronological order. I have just about everything that they have done, 178 tracks according to my iPod, and I am through 69 of them (“Strange”, on Document). I plan on continuing the R.E.M. marathon through the day today and see how far I can get.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.