Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Canary got trapped in a uranium mine/ I struck bad luck, now the bird has died...
It's 1995 all over again. That year, three of the then four members of R.E.M. had medical problems that caused them to cancel dates, the most serious of which was Bill Berry's aneurysm, which lead to his re-evaluating his life as a musician and quitting the band to be farmer. (My medical condition? Run-on sentences.) They actually sold tour t-shirts with cancelled dates crossed out on the back, and used Bill's x-rays in the tour program. Anyway, now the band has cancelled two U.K. dates because of Mike Mills' illness. Michael Stipe and Peter Buck played some songs acoustic at one date, but they're going to reschedule it for a future date.