This is too fucking complicated.
But I’ll try it again.
Maybe this time I can fix my typos after I cut-and-paste:
Excuse me, but what the fuck’s a “blog”?
Humm, REM & their first two full-length elpees….influences? Didn’t even know who these guys were until I went to a show at the Warfield in San Francisco to see The Dream Syndicate, where REM were the actual REM headliners. Had every full intention of leaving after The Dream Syndicate set, but my friends who drove insisted on “…sticking around for this REM band to check’em out.” So glad we did. Been hooked ever since. Bought Reckoning first, then the EP, then all the singles for the ‘b’ sides, then Murmur. But that night at the Warfield was magical; I thought I’d seen The New Beatles. Or at least The New Monkees. (No, not THAT New Monkees; I’m talkin’ that original 4 from the ’60s.) They actually got me to go out and buy a guitar, for whatever that means. I figured if they could do it……..