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    ooooh I needed that.

    "Headlines" is a classic anthem, one for our times. One for the times of grand failures and grand successes, one in which Drake admits "yeah, I did this shit, and what of it?" Drake usually sucks live, at least from what I've seen but that's not the case here. Maybe we've actually watched him grow as a performer? Thank you, Drake. I'm thanking you right fucking now. 


    I might be too strung out on compliments, overdosed on confidence

    Started not to give a fuck and stopped fearing the consequence

    Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments

    Faded way too long, I'm floatin' in and out of consciousness

    And they sayin' I'm back, I agree with that

    I just take my time with all this shit, I still believe in that

    I had someone tell me I fell off, ooh I needed that

    Drake's made an anthem for trying harder, the "I'm sorry I don't want to be a slacker" jam for all of us who get up too early, work too late, and try too fucking hard. 




    SPF 5000. 

    PARAISO- Nurvous Records by SPF 5000

    Y'know how "house music" usually has some impossibly deep-voiced duder announcing mid-track that you're listening to "HOUSE MUSIC"? Because you might not know? 

    SPF 5000 doesn't need that shit. Just Amy Douglas's channeling of every disco goddess ever plus producer Rob Phillips's beats plus fun. Their new track PARAISO (on NURVOUS) is an anthem. Check them on SoundCloud here. We've been fans of @SPF5K for a while now--my personal fave is P.O.T.S.--and if you're on SoundCloud you're going to want to follow them. As their Twitter bio says they're a "25th Century Dance Band": futuristic, beepy, bouncy, genre-crushing, and highly danceable. 

    "Ok," you're thinking, "They've got a few tracks online, that's neat...but when can we hear the full power of Douglas's vocals and maybe see her in some leopard print and seqins?"


    Adventure[s] makes no promises regarding Ms. Douglas's outfit... but I'm crossing my fingers. 




    It's the end of R.E.M. as we know it.

     So we're still saying goodbye to R.E.M.  As a further method of coping, both Liz and I have compiled our 10 favorite R.E.M. songs, some known, some unknown, some from albums you may not own if you're pretty sure they stopped recording with Automatic (spoiler: they didn't!). Additionally, if you're in New York we'd love to have you come raise a glass and shout THAT'S GREAT IT STARTS WITH AN EARTHQUAKE etc etc along with us when I DJ this R.E.M. tribute night on Thursday in Greenpoint. 


    The Facebook RSVP is here, where you can leave song requests.  We'd love to see you/sing/cry with you.

    For now, though, let's take a look at the living document of R.E.M. masterpieces, as selected by Liz and myself.

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    An Open Letter to R.E.M.

    Dear Michael, Mike and Peter (and Bill, sort of) --

    I was shattered to hear the news last week that you guys are calling it quits, and it's taken me a full week to be able to articulate exactly why. I still don't think I capture it very well.

    The thing is, you're the first and only band I truly grew up with. Thirty-one years strong at the time of your demise, you're older than I am. At first I thought, "This must have been how my mom felt when The Beatles broke up." But The Fab Four were only active for a third of the time you've been around – and popular for even less time than that.

    R.E.M. has played such an integral role in my life as a music fan. Out of Time is my number-one desert island album. You were my first favorite band.

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