(L-R, Stipe, Berry, Mills, Buck--and Holsapple, just out of the frame, of course) It was brought to my attention by the esteemed Adam Harris that it was 25 years ago today that R.E.M. performed on Mountain Stage in Charleston, West Virginia. We played in front of a live audience for the radio broadcast, but we played a lot longer, and it got really fun. We had our friends Billy Bragg , Robyn Hitchcock , and Clive Gregson & Christine Collister with us as well. If you weren't there, and many were not, here's a link to the show in its entirety best as I can reckon...and if you can patiently scroll through to 1:12:27, you'll hear me and the lads kicking out a healthy version of "White Train," something I'd forgotten entirely that we did. And here it is on video at about 21:05. Set 1 01. World Leader Pretend 02. Radio Song 03. Fall On Me 04. It's the End of the World As We Know It 05. Half a World Away 06. Belong 07. Love Is All Around
Peter Holsapple (dB's, Continental Drifters) infrequently posts about his solo career; he plans on being more disciplined about this place in the future.