“I’ve Been High” is the latest track to be added at remdublin.com. The track is streaming in the Songs’ section as well as in the widget along with “Driver 8” and “Second Guessing.” Give it a listen.
Myspace.com has just added an exclusive video stream of “Drive” from “Live From the Olympia” today; you can go HERE to watch it and leave your comments.
And, speaking of Dublin, if you hadn’t noticed, take a look at the image accompanying this article above. It’s the back cover and track listing for R.E.M. LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA designed by none other than Michael and Chris Bilheimer. Stay tuned to remdublin.com as we add more tracks and videos each week.
Peter Hits The Road With The Baseball Project
Peter, Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, and Linda Pitmon are touring as “three bands in one” across the United States and Canada this Fall. The Baseball Project, The Minus Five, and the Steve Wynn IV will play a free show at Lake Arrowhead, California, this evening followed by shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco this weekend. We’ll be keeping up with the tour thanks to Steve Wynn’s blog, so stay tuned for stories and photos. To read remhq’s interview with Steve, please click here.
R.E.M. Supports New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund
It’s impossible to think about the city of New Orleans without its trademark music community. Founded hours after Hurricane Katrina flooded the city, the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund has provided housing, furniture, grants, transportation, instruments and anything else it can to assist those still struggling to rebuild their lives post Katrina. The Relief Fund was founded in Internet cafes and FEMA rooms by musician Jeff Beninato and his wife Karen and has been supported by volunteers and friends of New Orleans music including Wilco, R.E.M. and Dr John.
How You Can Help
NOMRF has a special digital CD available for $4.99 to help with their assistance programs. This year’s rebooted ReDefine 8/29 download for $4.99 will feature 6 tracks: Dr. John, Dream Warrior; Ian Hunter, When the World was Round; REM, liveSouth Central Rain; Peter Holsapple, Chris Stamey and Branford Marsalis,Begin Again; Dave Pirner, Start Treating People Right; and the late Barry Cowsill, Kid. Rolling Stone Magazine gave the first ReDefine 8/29 download a four-star review. Go here to purchase.
Also, NOMRF is hosting an auction at Ebay to support their programs. In addition to a 40th Anniversary edition Fender stratocaster signed by musicians including Little Steven there are items from R.E.M., The Bangles, Rock, and more, along with two Curtis Knapp Andy Warhol photo prints. The ebay auction concludes on ebay through 8:29 pm on August 29, 2009.
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