Predictable Vanishing Act

Suddenly, after being solicited to us for weeks, within days of R.E.M. leaving the country, no more of their music is being played by mainstream radio. How sad. I hope the DJs and their producers, as well as the concert promoters feel very shameful at their blatant attempts to exploit the public. Does the SABC […]

REM Concert Photos

Well, here it is, eventually, the link to my (prohibited) photos of R.E.M.’s concert in Johannesburg on 10 March 2005. There’s actually a dodgy video clip or four in that collection too. (I eventually ran out of memory on my camera). Enjoy!

R.E.M live in Johannesburg, 10 March 2005

Brilliant. Yep. That is the word that best describes the entire R.E.M. experience. Sure there were downsides and upsides, but it averages out to brilliant. My first coup of the evening was getting my camera in. If I pay R370 for a ticket I’d like to be able to take a couple of snaps. So […]

The Warm Up to R.E.M in Joburg

Yes, R.E.M. mania has hit South Africa hard and the pace is not letting up. I’m starting to get real excited about the concert on Thursday. The venue is sold-out and the crowd is hungry. The media has been pushing R.E.M. down our throats from all angles. Judging by the shows in Cape Town last […]

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