Tag Archives: R.E.M.

Feeling All College Radio

It’s time for another “love” song for What’s Playing Wednesday.

I can’t say for certain when I first heard today’s song. I’d heard of R.E.M. when I was 6th or 7th grade, but I can’t say I actually listened to them then. It was only when I got to junior high that I started to like them more. Of course that was about the time of “Losing My Religion” came out, but I distinctly remember enjoying their music before then.

Today’s song is “The One I Love” from 1987’s Document. I’m sure you’ve heard it, but if not, give it a listen!


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Orange Crush Baby

Yesterday we welcomed into the world the newest addition to our family. Bennett Richard was born at 7:45 p.m. Weighing in at 8lbs, 10oz and 21 inches long (makes him sound like he’s about to enter the boxing ring, doesn’t it?), he was greeted by a big chunk of his family. Daddy was proud to announce he didn’t faint during the c-section and took numerous pictures…and then had to state quite loudly that his son has huge uh…well, you fill in the blank.

Little Bennett has his mama’s mouth and chin, his daddy’s nose and cheeks, and apparently his Tante Danica’s slant eyes. Since he’s a newborn, I’m going to wait a few months before I say yay or nay.

So this is Bennett: (You knew I had pictures, right?)

Bennett, proudly displayed by his dad with his pawpaw looking on.












And the little boy of the hour, Bennett Richard. He was so cute, I might have cried a little…okay, possibly more than a little, but that’s what aunt’s do.

His little lips were quivering, but he didn’t cry very loudly. Hopefully, he’ll be like his dad that way. Start off quiet and then pick up volume. Kind of like the increasing volume on phones. LOL

Aw, sha, that’s our baby!

And before you think this post is over, it isn’t. I still have the What’s Playing Wednesday theme to talk about.





Continuing with the orange theme today, I have a band their disbandment just last month. R.E.M. was a staple of college radio when I was growing up and became more popular over the years.

Crush was a drink I used to love, drinking it like it was orange juice. In fact, I may have told a friend when I was 13 that I drank it for vitamin C. *coughs* I was such a bullshitter even then! LOL

So you put R.E.M. together with one of my favorite drinks from my teenage years and you get “Orange Crush”, a really great song. I think this one along with “Pop Song 89” are two of my favorite songs by them. I hope you enjoy it!


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