Friday, November 13, 2009

Rocking For The Weekend: R.E.M.

After a year of hard labor, my current job is coming to a close. We have about ten days left to go and things have slowed to a crawl. Today our studio person is taking us to lunch, and then instead of going back to work we're gonna play hooky and go see 2012.

This makes today's Friday-feeling song an obvious choice - R.E.M.'s "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)". This song and the excellent album Document will always remind me of the end of high school, with the subsequent R.E.M. album Green a companion piece heralding the beginning of college. The song won well-deserved Grammys for both Longest Song Title and Happiest Song About The Apocalypse.

Enjoy the jangly exuberance of R.E.M. and enjoy the weekend!

7 metawords:

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I think it also won for most egregious use of the name "Leonard Bernstein".

Guys with L.B. for initials everywhere celebrate this song anytime they hear it.

Mr London Street said...

Creepy. I put this exact song on my blog yesterday.

Soda and Candy said...

Ah, I heart this song so much! Reminds me of New Year's parties in my college days.

Cora said...

You know my kid is waiting on the edge of her seat for your movie to come out, right? I don't know if I'm allowed to spill which movie it is here or not, so I'll just call it "your movie" until you tell me otherwise. But December 26th we'll be at the theater. Can't wait!!

:-)

Dr Zibbs said...

I don't know which is more annoying, the people that sing the whole song just to show you they know all the words or the people that try and sing it but know no words except..."LEONARD BERNSTEIN!"

red said...

I want to hear all about the awfulness of 2012, kthxbai.

BeckEye said...

I saw the leaked ending of 2012. Everyone dies and the only thing that survives are chipmunks.