Come down and hear it live Toad this Saturday night (It's #ValentinesDay, so we all need a little extra love love...
Love Love plays at 10 and 12 midnight with a Mount Peru set at 11.
Come early at 7 to hear The Darlings. http://thedarlings.com/music.html
Hear Boston Emissions at https://soundcloud.com/bostonemissions/be2815
RSVP for Saturday at https://www.facebook.com/events/705669529552753/
No cover charge for either show!
55 years completed today.
John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer, lyricist, film producer and visual artist. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.
Michael Stipe met Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills while he was enrolled at the University of Georgia, and the four young men formed the alternative rock band R.E.M. in 1980.
The band sold more than 85 million records worldwide and becoming one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Released in September of 1987, R.E.M.'s fifth album, "Document", contained something no one ever expected to hear from the Athens band. It wasn't the Wire cover or Steve Berlin's saxophone skronking through "Fireplace". It wasn't Michael Stipe singing what purported to be a love song, which he had sworn at one point never to do.
The record packed an even bigger surprise: an actual radio hit. Before the year was over, "The One I Love" had peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard singles chart, and this was back when that meant something. It was R.E.M.'s first foray into a mainstream crowded with hair metal bands, mall-pop acts, and AOR interchangeables. Few of these acts would survive the decade, but this unlikely smash signaled only the start of the group's prolonged ascent.
- Layers MarketingPrincipal + Founder, 2007 - present
- ArtsBostonDirector of Marketing, 2007 - 2009
- WGBHMarketing Manager, 2003 - 2007
- Fast Company magazineContent Innovator, 2000 - 2003
- Seattle International Film FestivalPublications Manager, 1998 - 2000
- MovieMaker magazineManaging Editor, 1995 - 1998
- HBOMarketing Associate, 1990 - 1995
- Boomer PicturesProduction Manager, 1987 - 1990
I am a Principal at Layers Marketing ( http://layersmarketing.com ), a full-service agency handling traditional, web, and mobile marketing based in Boston, Massachusetts.
I've worked in marketing roles at media and entertainment companies for more than 24 years, including at HBO, Fast Company, Inc., and MovieMaker magazines, ArtsBoston, WGBH Boston, the Seattle International Film Festival, and in film, audio, and music production. Current Layers Marketing clients include The Arts Fuse, The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, Future of Music Coalition, Jamaica Plain Music Festival, and the Over My Shoulder Foundation.
I also teach the “Marketing & The Internet” course at Emerson College as well as workshops and seminars about marketing and social media.
Since 2002, I've been the Host + Producer of Well-Rounded Radio ( http://wellroundedradio.net ), a music interview audio podcast series.
- New York University
- Holy Cross High School