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Did Michael Stipe ever look or sound more beautiful than he did here, in 1998, performing “Fall on Me”? 

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Perfume Genius on Liz Phair

  1. Hadreas: Umm, I mean I had been listening to exclusively Ace of Base for a long time, and then somehow I got the Liz Phair CD and that completely changed how I thought about music.
  2. Stipe: Her first record?
  3. Hadreas: I think I got the second one first. She’s just really very sexual, very nasty and I didn’t even know you could talk about those things, let alone sing about them, [laughs] and I was still--I was terrified to even acknowledge anything sexual about myself at all. I was always, [pause] you know, because I knew it probably wasn’t going to turn out how I had hoped.
  4. From Stipe's interview with Hadreas on eastvillageboys.com. Via Pitchfork.
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“I pulled my pants down once and tried to take a shit on stage as a protest to an audience who thought we were a ska band. We were thrown out at gunpoint. It was the West Coast in the early ’80s. We were, in fact, opening for a ska band.”

Michael Stipe, of R.E.M., on whether there was ever a moment he thought he would never perform again. (This interview has been making the rounds, but for some reason I haven’t seen anyone highlight was is obviously the best quote.)
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The contents of Michael Stipe’s pockets at SXSW, according to CNN. (via Ethan)

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