The Monday Melange 09.27.11 (Musical Edition): REM, Nirvana

–Aloysius, our Executive Director of Sports Information here at Everyone’s Entitled to Joe’s Opinion, welcomes you to this week’s Musical Edition of The Monday Melange.  Aloysius is speaking out of his field here, since his specialty is sports, but he never lets that stop him from holding an opinion.  And he is a bear–don’t let that cuddly, loveable teddy bear exterior fool you.  So if he wants to venture his opinion on a particular subject, then by golly, he will.

To start with, Aloysius wishes to direct your attention to this news item:  REM has broken up for goodThey issued an official news statement via their website last week; the post has since been updated to include comments from the individual band members.

Aloysius’s response to this:  “Of course we all know that official news releases aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.  What this really means is that REM is about to hire Nick Saban as their new lead singer and the new album will be in stores next week.”  Me, I would have guessed Urban Meyer.

At any rate, Aloysius found this video of REM performing one of their earlier hits on David Letterman:

Aloysius:  “I’d like to see Jim Donnan start a band.  Maybe he could call it Tunnel Screen.  Maybe Mark Richt could join up if the Georgia gig goes south for him.”

–Aloysius would also like you to note that this past week was the 20th anniversary of the release of the album that completely and totally changed the face of pop music:  Nirvana’s “Nevermind”.  In honor of this occasion, he wishes to direct your attention to this video of Nirvana performing “Come As You Are”, one of the lesser-known hits from this album.