I'll be back after the long weekend.
In the meantime, can you believe it's 15 years since REM released Automatic for the People? Via Pop Candy
, again, Stereogum has released a tribute album, Drive XV
. Download the free MP3s or listen online to tracks like the Meat Puppets doing Everybody Hurts (hi Lizzim!). There's also commentary by each artist as well as REM's own Mike Mills. Listen and learn