Chris surprised me with a the new REM cd last week & we've been listening to it ever since. I have to say, Michael Stipe continues to be one of my artistic heros. As a fan since the '80's, I can always count on REM songs to conjure up great imagery. The lyrics, the vision, the detail, & in this case, the wardrobe gives me plenty of creative fuel. I do feel like an alligator going up the escalator most of the time too... Happy Music Monday!