'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,

R.E.M. on Today

So this morning, a day I don't have to be at work until 10, I was lolligaggin' around and snuggling with the kitty, then put the TV on and there was R.E.M. on the Today Show, in concert, doing "Losing My Religion." So I'm thinking, gee, that's kinda funny, wonder why they'd do that. I mean, it's a great song, but here they're doing this completely faithful-to-the-45 (the single probably was still a 45, right?) version of a big hit for the NBC media conglomerate, and it's an old song, so it was kind of sad, the old rockers doing their old hit kind of sad. I wondered for a minute if they need the money or something, or really need to boost their greatest-hits thing coming out soon; then I thought it probably would be fun to play in the closed-off NYC streets and all. So I'm getting ready to get in the shower, and Michael Stipe is talking to Katie Couric, and he mentions the new song "Bad Day" and then says it's a bad day for Limbaugh (big cheer from crowd) and then it's a bad day for Colin Powell and then Schwarzennegger (I think) and then Bush and about that time it seems Katie's getting a little nervous in her chuckle. Then they sang the song, and I thought: maybe THAT's why they agreed to come on the National Corporate Television and do an oldie----so they could also say stuff like that, sing that song. I couldn't hear all the lyrics, but I know it mentioned war. Wonder if they snuck anything in (it being live and all).
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