Monday, March 31, 2008

My New Favorite Song



So I'm a little late to the party, as usual. This one is for a special friend. You know who you are.

10 comments:

Diane said...

this is really neat! I wish I had known about it before my sermon.

lj said...

awww ... now I need to go read your sermon!

Diane said...

oh, I didn't mean it that way, I just preached on "Peace be with you." so I just kept thinking about that...

pj said...

Oh, REM! Love love love love love!

pj said...

Okay, Michael Stipe and Coldplay. Close enough. I've fallen out of touch with REM. :(

Perfect images for the song, too. Did you see the Chagall at the very end that I posted on my blog during a lovelorn moment last summer? ;)

Thanks for posting this song. Hug.

lj said...

Diane, the sermon was wonderful! I'm glad you mentioned it, even though I know you weren't trying to make me read it.

PJ, yeah,and there are even better versions of the song -- I've gotten a little obsessive and downloaded all of them from iTunes. (A little?) I just read a great review of REM's newest CD. I haven't thought much about them since the early 90s, but I think I'm going to get the new tunes. I had forgotten that was the same Chagall you used, but now I remember it. There were a couple of Chagall's in the mix here.

pj said...

They say (whoever "they" are) that the new REM is their best in years. I'm gonna have to get it, I think. REM is good people. Sigh. I saw them at Radio City Music Hall in 1987. Best concert ever. I was in the sixth row, and Michael Stipe was soooooo beautiful back then. (He's still lovely, but back then I didn't know he was gay and I felt more free to swoon.)

I'm excited about the new B52s, too! Athens GA in the house!

lj said...

Sixth row. oooh, jealous. Yeah, I'm gonna get the new CD. I read an interview with MS on beliefnet recently and he speaks very lovingly of his parents as "paragons of Christianity."

Seriously -- what was with Athens in the 80s, eh?

pj said...

College town, with extra kudzu? *shrug*

lj said...

Maybe they were chewing the kud(zu) together.
Or smoking it.